Tundra is a small label that produces hand-made accessories taking materials as the starting point of the design process. From boiled wool mittens and hand-knitted hats to neoprene bags and accessories; the materials and processes always inform the design for each collection.
Madeline Tanoto studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon Art School, and then millinery and pattern cutting. Following this she had a successful career travelling and designing as a commercial accessories designer for well-known high street brands. However, she had a longing to return to her first love of making. She takes inspiration from materials and processes as a starting point of designing whether they be yarns, fabrics or the tactile feel of wooden blocks.
Designed and made from her studio in South East London all tundra products are made by hand in limited bespoke collections.