Final year project
Conscious Coastlines [Read more]
Conscious coastlines uses organic cotton, organic linen, recycled fibres, and yarn leftover from previous projects that would otherwise go to waste.
All synthetic dyes used contain no animal ingredients and were chosen based on their minimal levels of toxicity to the environment.
Rise and fall
I am a dedicated designer specialising in woven textiles, with a strong interest in the use of sustainable and ethical methods within my practise.
My final major project explores the creation of a “conscious” collection of textiles for the everyday interior environment and the everyday consumer. The theme is inspired by the natural beauty of all elements British coastlines. In the context of the project, “conscious” means that no animal products have been used in any stage of production, and so it can be regarded as a vegan collection. “Conscious” also refers to the choices to use more sustainable fibres and less toxic dyes.
Within my work I am a fast learner, observant, and methodical in my process. My strengths include a good understanding and use of colour, and the way in which I successfully translate a design from drawing to fabric. In my future career I aim to promote cruelty-free and sustainable practises within the textiles industry, and hope to work for a company whose values on these topics align with my own.
Final year project
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
At Hawthorne and Heaney I worked in a fast-paced environment in London. I gained skills in embroidery, both by hand and machine, and learnt the importance of attention to detail and patience within a textiles practise.
At Buffalo Private Label I processed large amounts of samples daily and successfully kept records of these samples. I also completed online work for their own brand Urban Knit. This included product photography, editing, and writing product descriptions, along with putting together promotional range brochures and posters. This placement required high levels of time management and organisation.
I also worked for a year at Purl&Jane Knitting Emporium. In this role I had input into the design of knitted patterns and garments. I also amended any errors found in patterns as I knitted them up. I developed my skills with customer interaction, offering advice and answering questions, and learnt the importance of maintaining a high level of shop display.
August 2018 - September 2018
Embroidery Internship, Hawthorne & Heaney
November 2018 - March 2019
Product Development Internship, Buffalo Private Label Ltd.