Top of the Class: Graduating Against the Odds

Top of the Class: Graduating Against the Odds

Meet the makers who graduated from from the Mayamiko Fashion Lab this year. In Lilongwe, Malawi, the workshop, run by Mayamiko Trust, helps to train a new group of inspirational women in tailoring each year, giving them a new opportunity to learn and find a new career. Some will have the chance to come work at Mayamiko, making our core collections and while many will go on to start up their own businesses. Completed over six months, they also took part in business and finance training and will take with them a sewing machine on graduation to help them at the next hurdle. Given the challenges we have all been thrown this last year, with uncertainty at work and home, we couldn't be prouder that this wonderful group of women made it through. They wear their graduation outfit made from a fabric and in a style of their choice. Well done Mayamikans!

 

We hope you're inspired by the women's joy and perseverance. If you wan't too see more about what the trust does and how you can help, see here!

Our graduates with head trainer Towera!

Graduation



Sizing Chart

Women's sizing at Mayamiko is in line with UK standard sizing. When in doubt or if in between sizes, we recommend going one size up, as the fabric is not stretchy and the fit is snug. You are also welcome to contact us for individual product queries, and we'll do our best to help!

USA UK/AU/NZ Italy France Germany Japan Russia
2 6 38 34 32 7 40
4 8 40 36 34 9 42
6 10 42 38 36 11 44
8 12 44 40 38 13 46
10 14 46 42 40 15 48
12 16 48 44 42 17 50
14 18 50 46 44 19 52
16 20 52

48

46 21 54

 

Women's Dual Sizing Chart

XS/UK6 S/UK8-10 M/UK10-12 L/UK12-14 XL16
Bust 80cm 87cm 97cm 102cm 110cm
Waist 62cm 69cm 79cm 84cm 92cm
Hips 86cm 94cm 102cm 107cm 115cm

 

Women's t-shirt sizing

  S M L
Chest 47.5cm 50cm 52.5cm
Length (from side neck point) 66cm 68cm 70cm

  

Women's lounge shorts

With a a drawstring fastening to the front and an elasticated back waist are shorts are fully adjustable. Below is a guide only.

  S M L
UK size 8-10 10-12 12-14

 

 Men's t-shirt sizing

  S M L

Chest

47.5cm 50.5cm 53.5cm

Length

(from side neck point)

70cm 72cm 74cm