All cloth is cut from premium, natural silk. Morija Designs believes in methodically creating handmade items that you will wear for a lifetime. These treasures are to be pulled from your closet as timeless pieces that reflect your own unique beauty and choice to live and buy sustainable. Morija uses natural dyes and traditional floral sculpting techniques. Fabrics and yarns are sourced ethically and each piece passes through her hands to ensure quality of craftsmanship.

The Inspiration 
     The inspiration behind Morija’s work derives from the observation of the natural patterns and textures of flora in her west coast surroundings. Her work focuses on the use of wild silks and hand dyeing processes to create unique textural pieces. Morija creates cloth enriched with hand crafted details and complexity. Her hand dyed silk cloth is created using a traditional Japanese technique called Shibori. The fabric is first stitched and gathered to create a resisted area and then natural dyes are painted or vats are used to dip the fabric into different colours of dye. Silk jewelry is crafted using fine silks, natural dyes, heat etching and traditional silk floral making processes. The result is a unique durable, leather-like texture that is used to sculpt the floral accessories.  

The Artist
     Morija has a diploma in Fashion Design and Construction from Fanshawe College in London, ON, and also has a diploma in Textile Art from Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. She has been working in the industry for over 12 years and has exhibited her fashions and textiles on International stages. Currently Morija works from her home studio in British Columbia, Canada. She designs and creates silk accessories under her own company, Morija Designs, and is involved in sustainable manufacturing and design for high end garment companies and artists in BC. Morija is an associate weaver at the Silk Weaving Studio in Vancouver,BC. Only there can you find her unique hand woven silk pieces.