Ethical fashion brand MIA by Mia Nisbet is a company, a concept, a brand. Founded by Mia Nisbet-Chimwembe who's focus is on up-cycling.
MIA by Mia Nisbet’s up-cycled collections are inspired by the way Malawian citizens mix imported clothes with their traditional dress and printed textiles. From this observation she develops stunning ranges based on an eye-catching fusion of tradition and modernity.
After graduating with Honours from Glasgow School of Art in 2003, designer Mia Nisbet developed her skills as in-house designer for Michiko Koshino. By 2005 she was designer in charge of the Soviet label at USC and launched her own ethical label MIA by Mia Nisbet in 2008. Almost immediately the label attracted major awards. In particular: winner of the prestigious Make Your Mark in Fashion Award 2008 for ethical fashion design during London Fashion Week and also winner of the Ethical Fashion Forum Innovation Award 2009. Recent developments range from a prominent feature in the ground-breaking book ‘Fashion Africa’ by Jacqueline Shaw to being used as an illustrative example in the House of Lords ethical fashion debate!