Tilayo is travelling studio that collaborates with artisans across the globe to make beautifully crafted textiles, fashion and home accessories. Interdisciplinary design forms the soul of this brand, each product tells a story and is a result of relationships fostered with skilled craftsmen. Tilayo pieces have featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide from British Vogue to Grazia.
clothes lab teaches you how to upcycle your clothes through embroidery and a variety of craft techniques. We also encourage instinctive design, for crafters to find their own creative path. You learn how to lengthen your clothes cycle and avoid adding to Landfill.
Exploring natural dyes within your environment, you learn a variety of resist dye techniques.
This workshop teaches you how to embellish your clothing and accessories through print and craft techniques. You also learn how to make your own iron on patches.
About the founder
As a designer and stylist, Titi Abiola's work combines art and design.
With the belief that creative expression is limitless, Tilayo was born.
Travel and cultural exchange continually mould Titi's craft and she is unrelenting in adding to her skill set. Specialising in stitch during her undergraduate studies at Chelsea college of art and design, Titi evolved her exploration of surface and textiles during her Master's degree at Central saint martins. Having trained extensively in the fashion and textile industry, it was her experience at Alexander McQueen that was pivotal and further reinforced her design dexterity. Time at Polimoda in Florence had equal impact, imparting her with fashion design and illustration skills. Titi's work explores contemporary translations of traditional crafts and is characterised by her strong sense of colour and pattern.
Titi remains investigative about how design can allow us to interact more positively with the world and each other. Her work has featured in publications and exhibitions nationally and internationally, notably at the Wallace collection, London.