Born and raised in Astros, a small village in Arcadia, Porfyria came to Athens to study Interior Design and Decoration Arts. At university, she discovered the magical world of textiles and she started extensive research into the textile and pattern histories of various cultures where the research took her to Spain and cities around Europe and Africa.

Porfyria gets her inspiration from folk art and likes creating illustrations based on tradition with a modern twist – and her work is also about experimenting with different techniques. She creates designs with a story to tell. She works together with the participants of the Pomegranate Project in the livelihoods pillar to co-design patterns in order to create high quality merchandise, ensuring that the participants are generating a regular and reliable income.