Marta is a textiles artist and fashion designer. She was born in Siberia, grew up in Lithuania and has now settled in South London.

“I was born in the city of Bratsk in Siberia, the third most polluted place in the world. Perhaps this is the reason for the many allergies I have: dust, animal fur, soap and most cosmetic products – you name it! The worst is having a bad allergy to sun and even worse to sunblock.

“In summer, I’m sometimes scared to leave the house and much prefer colder seasons, especially proper Siberian winters, when the temperature is so low you have icicles forming on the tip of your nose…”

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