My name is Sonja Cowley, I am a 25-year-old multi-passionate Wearable Designer. I study in the Lahti Institute of Design, Finland.

I think that ecological thinking is no longer something special, but it is self-evident and must be the starting point in all designing and producing. I aim to work with upcycling and zero waste techniques, where a minimal amount of waste is produced.

I concentrate on designing for a cause: I am fond of the user centred design method. It is an interactive design process in which designers focus on the users and their needs in each phase of the design process.


My own passion projects concentrate on topics like feminism, freedom of expressing and undoing norms that the society has created.


In the future I aim to work more with technology and smart fabrics in the field of Wearable Design.