Sumila’s journey began with a quest of marrying her two loves—design with craft. Having grown up in India and spent many years studying and working as a graphic designer in the US, her designs are deeply rooted in Indian elements fused with modern sensibility and patterns. The rich colors and shapes are a reflection of the culture she grew up in. All the design magic happens in Sumila’s studio in Los Angeles, California. Through her travels to explore manufacturing techniques that would justify her work, she stumbled upon hand block printing, embroidery, appliqué technique and much more. She instantly found her love and voice through this. She is ever grateful to be able to work with artisans that create pieces for her. Taking great pride whenever possible in working with small scaled manufacturers and ethically produced materials along with utilizing joint manufacturing, allowed her to transform the designs into carefully crafted pieces.