I am a prolific maker and sewer. I learnt from my mother who was a dressmaker. I later on went to fashion school and ran my own fashion label for a while before changing course and training as a lawyer. I practised law for almost 15 years until an unexpected interruption which fortunately led me back to my passion. I make everything from clothes to bags and now I have created a textile toy monkey ('Tata') which is a registered UK design. I own 2 lables, Tata and Ariike Studio. You will find me in my studio in South West London and on Sunday mornings at Flat Iron Square market in London selling my creations.