Sophie Beauty MashiriLocation: Cape Town, South Africa
Every day, this Zimbabwean-born artist lives up to her name by adorning Taunina bears with her beautiful embroidery and appliqué work. She comes from a family of designers, seamstresses, and carpenters but chose to make a living as a bookkeeper until her creativity found her a home in South Africa. She is inspired by nature and loves creating tree-and flower-themed designs while dreaming of travelling to far and exotic places.
As a young girl, in her hometown of Bindura, she used to weave her own dolls, so it’s only fitting that today she is creating magic and sharing her talents with a new generation of young girls.