Victoria Wanjuhi received her B.F.A. in fashion design from SCAD Atlanta in 2013. After graduating, Victoria worked in the garment industry as an assistant designer for a few years before deciding to go back and pursue an MFA in Fibers. Growing up in Kenya, Victoria saw low-income communities recycle materials and make innovative pieces from waste. During her graduate studies, Victoria reevaluated her relationship with making by carefully thinking about the process within the material; by using discarded and up-cycled textiles. Victoria creates unique pieces by exploring abstraction, distortion, reimagining the material in various 2D and 3D forms, and design applications. This process tries to extend the material’s life-cycle instead of adding to the overburdened environment. This interview was conducted by Caleb Sayan as part of Portland Textile Month 2020.