Pabla of O M A N E P A D M E O M makes clothes and garments that she would like to wear, with ethnic and nature-inspired designs that are primarily hand-painted using fair trade materials. The fabrics she uses are only natural fibers such as linen, cotton, hemp and wool that she gathers on her travels.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Pabla.
Well, I am a natural color lover. I grew up in an environment where everyone made some hand work for fun: knitting, sewing, planting, cooking... etc... so I learned by seeing my surroundings full of creativity. So, I think that with time and experience and trying so many different techniques and materials I found that fabrics and paints are one of my best friends. I can dream with them, and that makes it to be original because there is nothing exactly like my work.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
My favorite thing.... I have few.... Painting, Sewing, Photography.... Art,that's it!

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
to get to the post office....

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I love the wrapping tops.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A painter.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
mmmm.... I am not really the kind of person that looks to other peoples work much. I like to create, and that's what I do. I have no idea what is out there. I can tell you about painters like Guayasamin- Dali- Picasso- Matta- Klimt- Miro

What does your future hold?
Abundance, Love, Art, Health, Trips, Money, Friends, Happiness, Peace.