Maarja Sööt is a leather designer who believes that all accessories and garments worth wearing should be durable, comfortable and simply good to look at. This is her goal in designing each product. She is a big fan of designing multifunctional items: take a look at our products page and discover how to use the accessories in different ways. Maarja is inspired by travelling, music, nature and the character of leather itself. By using different cuttings, colors and textures, she creates a unique vibe for every item.
“I have been into arts and crafts since my father showed me how to make animals out of acorns, chestnuts, and matches. I am in love with all of the nature’s seasons and colors, but especially the warmer ones as You can see from my works.
After high school, I chose to study at the Leather Design Department of Tartu Art College which I graduated from in 2015. But why leather? – It has a very diverse nature, soft warm touch, natural colors and last but not least: the SMELL of it! I have to admit that I am addicted.
And by the way – my studio is located in the coolest place in Tartu: Aparaaditehas (The Widget Factory).”