Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is an Australian Visual artist, Textile and Organic certified ( GOTS) 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, hand-crafted 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.
Kuvan-Mills began her professional career as a Veterinary Surgeon graduate from Istanbul University in 1986. She then worked as an Animal Science and Conservation lecturer in England until 2004. In 2004, she returned to her biggest ambition of Contemporary Art, she studied at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham/Surrey –England and in 2010, graduated with a Visual Arts degree from Curtin University in WA with several awards. Since then, Kuvan-Mills has participated in many group and solo art exhibitions across Australia and Overseas. More recently, as an emerging fashion designer, she has been invited to participate in a number of international organic trade shows and eco-fashion events in Canada, the US, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Kuvan-Mills lives on a sprawling bush property Swan Valley, Perth with her husband and two daughters.