Debbie started the journey that became Tāla as a curator and retailer doing pop up shops and markets in Goa (India) and the UK, collecting her favourite fabrics and pieces as she travelled around the world.
Back from her travels Debbie decided to settle back in London in order to open a shop in Dalston, which she ran for five years.
As her interest in making and upcycling grew, Debbie also completed a diploma in modern upholstery and started producing her own range of lampshades, cushions and furniture using the large amount of fabric she had by then collected along the way.
Debbie gets excited about combining the old with the new and always look for new ways to use traditional patterns and designs. She mostly uses colour palettes to match the natural dyes she fell in love with during her time in India and she strives to add a touch of raw elegance and simple beauty to her customer’s homes with every product I make or upcycle.
Tāla's physical shop has now been closed and Debbie decided to continue her journey solely on line.
On the Tāla website you can find Debbie's own collections, presented alongside the work of a few talented designers and artisans she has worked with over the years.