Paris-based designer Calla Haynes grew up in Toronto and studied Fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Upon arriving in Paris, she began working at Rochas and Nina Ricci, finessing her textile and print design skills while absorbing the savoir-faire unique to French luxury houses.
With the launch of her namesake label in 2009, Haynes established a fresh balance between refined and relaxed. Placing CALLA on hiatus in 2015, Haynes focused her attention on collaborations with diverse high-end brands around the world. This collaborative spirit inspired Haynes to seek out artisans in Morocco to explore the space between European Luxury and Berber Craft. The result is "The Boucharouite Project": initiatives that focus on two themes of Sustainable Design - recycling textiles and supporting traditional craft. This includes a collection of Babouche slippers handmade in the souk of Marrakesh using upcycled vintage Berber rugs.