Handmade and heartmade!
As a child I loved sitting by my mother´s feet while she was sewing to retrieve any piece of cloth and make dresses for my dolls. I loved working with my hands like sewing, making pottery and painting. I was also fascinated by fashion and I got absorbed by the Marie Claire magazines that were in the house. Then, as an adult I ended up working in front of a computer using my creativity for solving problems instead. One day when I helped a friend to empty a room full of furnitures and cables, I became concious about how much material we throw away. So I started playing arround with making necklaces and bracelets with these cables and other materials such as kitchen scissors and bike brakes for example. I realized that I could not live without creating with my hands. Little by little, I started creating what is now Marina Sibajas -Upcycling Handmade, making handbags, earrings and bracelets with waste materials. I also offer customization services in which I transform any material into one of my designs, as well as creative recycling workshops. I am a member of AMSE (Association of Sustainable Fashion of Spain).
Video from the sustainable fashion show at Momad in February 2019 where Marina Sibajas has participate with others members of AMSE (Spanish Sustainable Fashion Association).