Founder and Creative Director
Tereneh Idia is a designer inspired by: material, manner and meaning.
Tereneh graduated as a Top 10 Graduating Senior from Drexel University LeBow College of Business. As a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar she received her MSci in Fashion Design from Kenyatta University. She taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Parsons - The New School for Design in New York City and was visiting scholar on global fashion at Yale - National University of Singapore. In 2013 she launched the global eco-design collaboration with OMWA: Olorgesailie Maasai Women Artisans of Kenya; incorporating Indigenous adornment in sustainable textile arts and design. In 2016 the collaboration expanded to include The Beading Wolves, a family of artisans from the Oneida Indian Nation. They have exhibited in Paris, New York City, Nairobi and The Residence a Mattress Factory space in Pittsburgh.Tereneh is the 2016 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Emerging Artist awarded by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation.