I’m Maua, the creator of Maua Gang. ‘Maua’ means ‘little,’ but my whole life has been about big pursuits. Starting from the time I was little, I honed my handicraft skills, taking after my mother. It was a gift that has always felt natural to me, something passed down to my mom from my grandmother as well.
As a child, I was always busy colouring, drawing, cutting, glueing, sewing, or knitting things. I loved creating with my own two hands. There were peace and inspiration in it all.
I started knitting while I was only in nursery school. Later on, I learned how to crochet. With my mum’s teachings, I quickly learned how to master the sewing machine. These skills born to me in my bloodline became second nature, and with her loving training, it’s what helped me finish clothing design and sewing school.
I stumbled into making plushies much by accident. One day, a friend asked me to make a devil for a birthday present. That’s how Frank Evil was created. I loved the whole process of making him so much that I started sewing my other ideas and brought them all to life. Jo Bunny, Jimmy Chew, and all the rest of the gang of crazy plushies is how Maua Gang took the world by storm.
I hope you will love and enjoy the entire gang as much as I’ve loved creating them!