Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the artist, designer and earth ambassador for Green Embassy, Australia’s first internationally recognised organic fashion label.
Focusing on modern, minimalist, functional and alluring garments for earth-friendly consumers, Zuhal finds inspiration within the textile crafting traditions of ancient times and the vivid beauty of Western Australia’s bush landscapes.
Her commitment to sustainability, organic agriculture, art and slow fashion is expressed in each extraordinary textile piece as a labour of love.
Using 100% certified organic Australian alpaca, merino, silk and recycled natural fibres, Zuhal’s handmade collections are earthy yet sublime, authentic yet edgy.
With a rare commitment to zero-waste production and natural handmade materials, Zuhal, the creative director, artist and designer has created a collectible artisan haute-couture label with higher meaning. In essence, her wearable pieces of art are individual prayers for sustainability on earth.
Zuhal is based on a sprawling bush property in Perth’s outer fringes. Her passion for nature began as a young girl in Turkey, where she spent summers on her family’s enchanting hazelnut farm. She learnt the art of spinning and knitting from her grandmother. From her mother – dress making, stitching and sewing.
As an adult, her interest in animals led her to become a veterinary surgeon and later, an animal science lecturer.
Zuhal reinvented herself as an artist and designer in 2004 when she rediscovered her childhood love of art and began to train professionally in London and Australia. She studied at the University of Creative Arts in London and has a Bachelor of Art from Curtin University in WA.
Today, as an emerging fashion designer, Zuhal is participating in a growing number of international organic trade shows and eco-fashion events in Canada, the US , Asia, Europe and Australia.