The Team

Grace joined the Mayamiko programme in January 2015: with no prior sewing experinece, she dedicated herself with passion and hard work, and it paid off! She graduated in July and now is working as workshop assistant, absorbing and learning from everyone around her. The assistant role is helping her refine her skills, understand the garment making process better, while earning a living, paying for her children's school fees and saving some money to access her sewing machine grant. 
Jane is a mother of six who approached our training program after hearing about it from friends in her local village. She was so enthusiastic and motivated to learn she even worked on her own projects outside of training, she sewed a teddy bear, a door stop and the very dress she's pictured in here for extra practise! She is now our main pattern cutter and plays a very important part in our team. 
Towera is our tailoring academy teacher, she has been with us since 2013 and helped many trainees learn and thrive while at the fashion lab. 




Sizing Chart

Women's sizing at Mayamiko is in line with UK standard sizing. When in doubt or if in between sizes, we recommend going one size up, as the fabric is not stretchy and the fit is snug. You are also welcome to contact us for individual product queries, and we'll do our best to help!

USA UK/AU/NZ Italy France Germany Japan Russia
2 6 38 34 32 7 40
4 8 40 36 34 9 42
6 10 42 38 36 11 44
8 12 44 40 38 13 46
10 14 46 42 40 15 48
12 16 48 44 42 17 50
14 18 50 46 44 19 52
16 20 52


46 21 54


Women's Dual Sizing Chart

XS/UK6 S/UK8-10 M/UK10-12 L/UK12-14 XL16
Bust 80cm 87cm 97cm 102cm 110cm
Waist 62cm 69cm 79cm 84cm 92cm
Hips 86cm 94cm 102cm 107cm 115cm


Women's t-shirt sizing

  S M L
Chest 47.5cm 50cm 52.5cm
Length (from side neck point) 66cm 68cm 70cm


Women's lounge shorts

With a a drawstring fastening to the front and an elasticated back waist are shorts are fully adjustable. Below is a guide only.

  S M L
UK size 8-10 10-12 12-14


 Men's t-shirt sizing

  S M L


47.5cm 50.5cm 53.5cm


(from side neck point)

70cm 72cm 74cm