Hi! I’m Birgit Siani, the founder of Koba.Siani. I’m a professional fashion designer and after working some years in the fashion industry as a designer I’m selling now trendy and beginner friendly sewing patterns and materials on Etsy and Ribblr. Truly my passion! My preferences when it comes to sewing are bold colours and prints, especially african fabrics, upcycling projects and mixing different textures. I’m German, in my mid-thirties, I’m married to a Cameroonian man (10 years already!) and we have two kids. Half day I’m entrepreneur, the other half belongs to my family.
Some time ago, Koba.Siani was a ready to wear fashion brand with handmade clothes out of african waxprints. But over the time, I’ve discovered that providing sewing patterns and explaining how I make clothes is more what I am.
The brand name
What does Koba.Siani mean? Siani is the first part of my family name. I know, it’s old-fashioned, but I took my husband’s name after the marriage. Koba is the village where the family of my husband is coming from. It is situated in the western part of Cameroon.
From time to time I’ll sell some of the samples I’ve sewn for videos and tutorials. There might be also some items from Koba.Siani’s times as a ready to wear brand in my Etsy shop sometimes.