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The Loft Team

Ariane Arand (middle), founder and pumping heart of our Loft. She learnt sewing from an old lady when she moved to the Azores from Berlin in 1992. She settled in Lisbon in 2010 and studied pattern making, sewing & cutting at Modatex Fashion School and obtained the CCP (Certificado de Competências Pedagógicas) as a certified textile trainer. Extra courses she attended: corsettery, fashion accessories and quilting.


Mayarí Reta (left), specialised in lingerie- and stretchwear-making for over 15 years, originally from Argentina but opened up her own atelier in Mexico City. She is our guest teacher.


Marie (right), sewing and surfing soul, assists the Loft on the side between waves and her own stitches.