To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 we continue to feature some of the women behind HANIA by Anya Cole. 

Claudia first came to us when she was still majoring in Sportswear Design at FIT, while taking a class in knitwear her teacher arranged a field trip to the HANIA studio, she was really interested in what Anya was doing and when Anya offered to teach them some knitting basics she signed up. After coming by for a lesson she asked if there were any intern spots available and started coming to us once a week, which gradually turned into her joining us full time. Her plan had always been to go back to Vancouver when she graduated, but Claudia decided she really wanted to be at HANIA, and though she still claims to be “digesting” everything that goes into knitwear she is now Assistant Designer to Anya.