Based in Oakland, CA, Mira Blackman uses all natural, handmade and heritage textiles for her one of a kind clothing for women and men. Each piece is inspired by the textiles themselves and are often made without the use of patterns.
Mira started sewing as a child in her home in Northern California. After years of travel and textile hoarding she studied apparel design at The College of Alameda.
Like the textiles collected abroad, the silhouettes are inspired by traditional garments from around the world. Mira's clothing is textile forward, texture rich, designed to minimize waste, and honor the life of the fabric.
Her original textile designs are a collaborative effort with a fair trade woman run weaving collective in Uganda where they use 100% organic African cotton.
Meet Mira and shop her collection at Rare Bird on Thursday, November 16th, 6-9pm.