Sonia Padam

We worked with Sonia on Consultancy, Design Development, Technical Drawings, Pattern Cutting and Sampling for her range of leisure wear.

Sonia’s Story: Sonia Padam and her husband Ash were born in India and Zambia respectively, and grew up in Zambia, the UK and Australia. They wanted to create an ethical fashion leisure wear brand that reflected their multi-cultural heritage.

Where are they now? We worked with Sonia on design development, technical drawings, patterns, toiles and fittings. In 2015 when the collection was complete the Eight Hour Studio brand was launched. The original concept was born out of a love for traditional Indian woodblock printing methods and the desire to create an enterprise that was local yet global, socially responsible and environmentally aware. Their range of organic cotton luxury chill wear is beautiful and elegant enough to be worn as loungewear, holiday wear, beachwear and sleepwear.

Sonia and her husband have recently decided to move to Melbourne Australia and will run the business from there. We wish them all the best with their fresh start.