Born in Brussels, Mayya is an award winning designer and sustainability consultant with a focus on Circular Economy. In 2016 she received the German National Award - Ecodesign Young Talent, presided by the Federal Environment Minister Dr. Barbara Hendricks. Granted by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), the award recognises and honours pioneers in the field of ecological design. Her most recent work, an embroidered pineapple bag, was commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Acquired by the V&A, it is currently showcased at the Fashioned from Nature exhibition.