Ella Soccorsi is a Zambian born fashion designer with a passion for the African textile and apparel industry and also for ethical fashion.

She is based in Stockholm and has since 2010 worked as a design consultant for H&M with capsule collections focusing on innovation, collaborations and sustainability.

She is also the co-founder of the Swedish clothing brand NAKKNA which she started in 2003. NAKKNA has won numerous awards including the Best Newcomer Award by ELLE Magazine, collaborated with TOPSHOP, as well as presented a motif for a postage stamp by the Swedish National postage service in 2007.

Ella travels regularly to Africa, researching the fashion and textile industry and is currently working on a collection in collaboration with African manufacturers and designers.