“I started Blackfly by designing jackets for women from African print fabric. In 2012 I established my own studio at Adams Arcade in Nairobi. Soon we had accumulated a colourful mosaic of cut out pieces of fabric. From these spill pieces, I made skirts all kinds of accessories. Upcycling became a passion. Now we recycle leather from old jackets, and buttons, zips, straps and buckles from mitumba, second hand clothes. My other passion is traditional, handmade African fabrics, which we collect from all over the continent.