Madia & Matilda is a sustainable fashion company based in The Cotswolds. The label specialises in up-cycled and sustainable fabrics which are then transformed into ready-to-wear items. She tells us:

"I’ve always been interested in sustainable fashion without even being aware of it. I studied Fine Art at college before going on to complete a Fashion Design and Tech degree at Manchester. Through some amazing work placements, most notably Mary Katranzou, I discovered my passion for designing womenswear with vintage fabrics. 

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I started Madia & Matilda in 2013. I’m inspired by various elements of crafts and design and incorporate aspects of this into my pieces. The brand is renowned for its pop-ups within the Cotswolds area and has featured on online retailer sites such as Silk Fred and ASOS.

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I applied to the Creative Industry Finance programme so I could seek guidance and support from a business advisor who understood the fashion industry. Working with my advisor Stuart Balmer was great; together we went through my current business plan and identified the ways it needed to be improved, in order to have the best chance of securing loan finance.

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The future of Madia & Matilda is looking bright. I have recently been nominated for a Young Persons Business award, which is a testament as to how far the business has come. I hope to see steady growth of the brand and to continue pushing the sustainable fashion movement across the UK." 

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