Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinyu is a Designer and entrepreneur. Founder of Studio Predilection & URA Collective Weaving and Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd. she is currently located in Kohima, Nagaland, India. An alumnus of NID she started her journey into craft in the year 2014 having an eclectic influence. A Design initiative, the label Woven Threads by indigenous people of Nagaland to craft innovative high-end loin loom textiles using sustainable materials and zero waste manufacturing process based on indigenous knowledge systems.
The label Woven Threads has bagged the World Craft Council – Asia Pacific Region, Award of Excellence 2018 & EDIDA Elle Décor 2020 for fabrics.
She is also a coordinator for Tribal Design Forum (Nagaland) which is a community of creative professionals, a craft consultant and trainer in upskilling and a part-time design educator. Her Design Studio collaborates with co-operative societies and like – minded people in sustainable handloom, handicraft sector and livelihood skills involving the younger generation. Her industry experience includes home exports, garment and paper manufacturing, museum & space design, colour and materials for the Car design industry.
A firm believer in the leadership potential that youth have and urges that accessibility of indigenous communities to the documented oral traditions has to be made robust to the younger generation. She anticipates that the younger generation can make these aspirations come to life when working in the grassroots, bringing about social change.