Designer: Zuhal Kuvan-Mills
Australian Visual textile artist and Sustainable Environmentally conscious haute-couture fashion designer.
The Western Australia-based creator has two unique eco-sustainability labels to her name – Atelier Zuhal, an artisan studio specialising in handmade textiles using certified organic alpaca and merino fibres, and Green Embassy, a cutting-edge “slow fashion” clothing label employing earth-friendly, handcrafted techniques.
Both labels are internationally certified with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) certification.
Both labels also intensely celebrate the spirit of sustainability. They fuse zero-waste production, conscious ethics and ancient techniques with luxurious, sumptuous and alluring works designed to be passed down from generation to generation.
Zuhal began her professional career as a Veterinary Surgeon graduating from Istanbul University in 1986. She then worked as an Animal Science and Conservation lecturer in England until 2004.
In 2004 she return to her biggest passion of Contemporary Art, she studied at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, England and in 2010, graduated with a Visual Arts degree from Curtin University in WA with several awards.
Since then, Zuhal has participated in many group and solo art exhibitions across Australia and Overseas also Fashion weeks in London, Paris, Vancouver, Beijing, and New Zealand.
Zuhal is probably Australias most well known Eco fashion artist and she is also the CEO of Eco Fashion Week Australia (Perth).