Bridging the gap between ART and FASHION.
WHERE ART MEETS FASHION
MIA KORA (100 Gold Coins) is a collection of scarves and shawls that is centered around the concept of WEARABLE ART.
Originally inspired solely by Artist and Mia Kora founder Priya Shah's artwork, we now have a growing portfolio of talented Artists and designers whose diverse work keeps our collections unique, creating on-trend surface patterns and collections every season.
Priya graduated with a degree in Textiles but started off her career working in a Bronze foundry where she got to experience both 2D and 3D art. She started painting full time and worked as a freelance artist for about 12 years before going back full circle and heading back to her first love... fabric!
PAINTING A NEW TREND
Putting her artwork onto beautiful fabrics and wearing them became an addiction. Her paintings and designs adorn Fabrics, Scarves, Shawls, Soft furnishings, Sarees, Wall paper and much more!
Not one to work within boundaries and limitations, Mia Kora has now branched out to being a full scale fabric production house offering digital printing on a variety of fabrics for the Quilting, Crafts, Fashion, Art and Interior industries. We are able to offer a wide range of fabrics from synthetic to natural fibres to suit all kinds of creative ventures.
"I felt restricted with paintings being hung up, with this concept and my training in textiles I could bring them more to life by being able to wear my work and wrap myself in my own comfort bubble." Priya.
MIA KORA CONSERVATION
Born and brought up in Kenya where the wildlife, flora and fauna has become a part of her being, it was natural to become protective of her surrounding ecosystem. Mia Kora has introduced a charity collection where between 40% - 100% of the profits go towards selected organisations. Currently we are working with and been a part of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (UK), Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya), Helping Rhinos (UK), Tofauti Foundation (UK), Anne Kent Taylor Fund (Kenya), Heed India (INDIA) as well as the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (Kenya). Alongside wildlife projects we are now working with local communities, especially women from marginalised communities, providing them with healthcare essentials, offering therapy through art and education.
For more details on any of our conservation projects please feel free to get in touch.