Maya Material: Silk Scarves from Mindful Drawing

by Maya Cochrane in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 12th October 2018 we successfully raised £3,363 with 40 supporters in 42 days

Launch of Maya's silk scarf collection based on mindful doodling. Introducing colour and pattern into peoples lives to delight.

by Maya Cochrane in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Thank all of you who have pledged and helped Maya Material get across the finish line.  I couldn't have done it without all of you.  

With only 4 days to get we have set a stretch target to upgrade our little cotton drawstring bags Maya style.  With the stretch amount we explore  printing our classic patterns onto the cotton bags that hold the scarves.  If we manage to exceed this amount we will bring forward our cotton hair twists.   We hope to launch both of these produces in 2019.  

With compassion and delight, 



Maya is launching her silk scarf collection Maya Material.  Be the first to get one of Maya’s signature scarves before they go to market.  Each scarf embeds the principles of mindfulness and act as your personal reminder to live in the moment.  You help lay the foundations of Maya Material, which also supports wellbeing through mindful doodling workshops. 

Pick a colour and pattern that brings you delight, whether you are getting a scarf for yourself or a loved one each scarf exudes the mindful principle of compassion. Bright bold colours and patterns are on trend and these scarves will be delivered in time for Christmas.  

To find out more watch the video or continue below.  

About Maya Material 

Maya Cochrane works on the threshold between architecture and textile design. To break free from the constraints of architecture Maya began mindful drawing techniques exploring the interplay of colour and pattern. Her ambition diversied in size, scale and material, leading to the translation of hand drawn, hand painted patterns to digitally printed silk scarves, made in the UK.  

To learn more about this venture watch the video above and pledge to have a signature silk scarf created for yourself or a loved one - made and delivered in time for Christmas. 

Examples of the work

About Mindful Doodling Workshops

Maya feels it is important to give back to the local community using her professional skills so she plans to provide mindful doodling workshops to local London residents to counterbalance the stress of London life.  One percent of profits will go towards charities that promote wellbeing. 

How can I pledge?

Help Maya’s with her mission to introduce colour and pattern into peoples lives in order to delight.  Maya has set up a target amount to be raised and needs to hit this target in order to launch the business and begin community work.  If you think this is a fun idea, want to see Maya’s patterns out there in the world, believe in the joyful power of mindful doodling, or just like the idea, donate or pledge for rewards below.  


Frequently asked Questions?

Q. What is Crowdfunding? 

"Your bank is your customer and your customer is your bank."  Mom

I'm reaching out to a group of people to buy into my idea, product and potential.  In return you are first to receive the product and are trend setters.  You help lay the foundations of Maya Material.  Creating the platform from which all will emerge.  

Q. Which countries can you ship rewards to?

We can ship world wide.  The rewards include Royal Mail Signed For delivery to UK addresses, and you can add on  world wide shipping for and additional £5.  

Q. Can I pledge for more than one reward?

A. Yes, you can choose as many rewards as you like. You will need to make a new separate pledge for each reward. If you get stuck, you can message for help. 

Q. How do I submit bespoke requests for scarf combinations?

A. When this Crowdfunder project closes, you will receive an email with a simple form for you to submit your bespoke requests. This is where you will be able to specify the scarf combinations and any other special requirements.  

Q. How will the money be spent? 

Q. What is the time-line?

This is only the beginning. It’s #mayamaterial.





This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£47 or more

Signature Silk Neck Scarf 60sq.

You pick the pattern and colour that brings you delight. This accessory is the perfect hair tie, bag accent, neck-tie, wrist wrap, etc. This is the only time one of the signature scarves will be discounted at 34% off. (Retails at £65) Please add £5 for international shipping.

£5 or more

Mindful Thank You

A big thank you and a mindful compassion moment held in your honour.

£9 or more

5 Mindful Doodle Art Cards

Packet of 5 art cards printed with a surprise selection of unique mindful drawings to inspire. (Blank interiors for your own personalised message).

£15 or more

10 Mindful Doodle Art Cards

Packet of 10 art cards printed with 5 unique mindful drawings to inspire. (Blank interiors for your own personalised message).

£25 or more

6 of 25 claimed

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition print to fit a 23x23cm standard square frame with mount. This drawing was the first sketch for the High-Vis net collection. The 7 colour combination print plays with layers, overlapping patterns, distance and scale. Limited edition of 25 with MC special signature. Print to be mailed flat packed for you to frame as you like.

£77 or more

6 of 10 claimed

90sq. Signature Silk Scarf & Colour-in Doodle

Take home a 90sq. signature scarf and colour in one of Maya’s blank doodles to unwind, destress and unleash your creative side. Employ mindful doodling principles of being in the moment, being non-judgmental of the process and end product and exercising lots of compassion. Both the scarf and the drawing act as your personal reminder to stay in the moment. (22% off the signature scarf) Please add £5 for international shipping.

£93 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Over-sized extra large scarf 120 sq.

Over-sized extra large scarf for the full coverage neck or body wrap that can’t be ignored. Sized at 120cm by 120cm this is the perfect gift that ties in infinite ways. You can never go wrong with going big! 100% silk available in Faceted Female collection and High-Vis yellow or blue. Originally retails for £120, yours for 23% off with the early bird price. Be bold, be bright go big! (Please add £5 for international shipping.)

£118 or more

Silk Scarf Combination (60sq. & 90sq.)

If you can't live with only one size or colour, this is the perfect combination for you. You pick the pattern and colour that brings you delight. One silk scarf at 60cm square and one at 90cm square. This limited combination is only available in the High-Vis or Faceted Female collection. If you are really daring you could sneak a peachy pink 60x60cm into the mix. At 26% off retail price, you can afford to have two!

£275 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Interior Design Consultation

Interior design consultation. Introducing colour and pattern into your home in order to delight. Together we create a brief, identify pattern potential, narrow down to a specific space providing a styling mood board and final discussion on how to implement. (6-7 quality hours of Maya time at 51% discount of an Interior Design consultant rate).

£424 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Personalised Scarf Design

Honour yourself or a loved one through a personalised scarf design. In-depth character study identifying favourite colour, pattern and style results in a custom made scarf design. Reward includes the original drawing, three scarves: two(60cm square), one 90cm square scarf; custom framed photo with design and a life-time 20% discount code. The design process begins right away and delivered for Christmas 2018. Value over £1000.

£648 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Large Scale Original Artwork

Large scale original artwork that inspired the Faceted Female collection. Sized at 60cm by 60cm, it is the perfect addition to your home. An abstract geometric pattern with just a little colour, it is the perfect balance between colour and void space. There is only one and it is hard to part with. This art piece intends to inspire countless mindful moments while you observe the colour combinations.

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