When Eva Sonaike had her first child and was on maternity leave, the then fashion journalist decided to redecorate her apartment by making some cushions from ankara print – and that's how she found a new career path.
The positive reception to her designs led her to launch her lifestyle company which uses African prints and African inspired textiles to create beautiful fabrics and luxurious accessories for home décor, fashion and interior design.
With the growing global interest in African design, textiles and products, it is best to have talented Nigerian designers such as Eva taking the bull by its horn and telling our own stories instead of a westernized interpretations of it.
In a conversation with Lioness Of Africa about her designs, Eva said:
"We combine a traditional 'African' aesthetic with a contemporary, luxury style, which many of our professional clients describe as ‘new'.
Every Eva Sonaike product is handmade to the highest specification and quality"
It's no wonder that you find her stocked in different stores around the world – including Selfridges in London, Globus in Switzerland, Temple Muse in Lagos, ABC Carpet & Home in New York and Indigo Living in Hong Kong.
Eva is taking the world by storm through this trend, with the aim to position the African aesthetic in the global textiles and interior industry amongst its Western counterparts.