London based designer Martina Spetlova studied chemistry before she graduated from MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and her background in the sciences still informs her designs through her experimentation with shapes, textures and colours to create a unique style. Working with a variety of materials to create innovative combinations of textures and colours, leather has allowed her the most experimentation. Since collaborating with leather tanneries directly, Martina is able to manipulate the true coloured calf leather hides to invent new and exciting colourful and textural combinations that are presented in collections. Martina always maintains an ethical stance in her work and the materials she sources are always of the highest quality. Martina is working towards zero waste in her production, precision cutting the leather by CNC machines and reusing any excess. Her textiles are handcrafted by highly skilled woman artisans who are part of refugee charity project in Netherlands where the profit goes back into the community.