I recently graduated from the Fashion course at UWE in Bristol, before that I ran a high-end fashion boutique in Nottingham’s independent quarter for 3 years and I also have a long and winding history of upcycling clothes for myself and friends.
My focus during my degree was sustainability. Specifically reclaiming materials and employing zero-waste pattern cutting techniques. Through pursuing this passion I was shortlisted for the Ethical Award at Graduate Fashion Week and also won a place on the Just Fashion workshop at Hay Festival, working with the brilliant Katherine Hamnett, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and the Environmental Justice Foundation was eye opening and inspiring.
Joining the diverse and brilliant Antiform studio in August 2014 has expanded my knowledge of sustainable practice in fashion and has meant being a part of fascinating projects and bringing to life amazing materials, old and new.
I have recently begun freelance designing and pattern cutting and am currently planning fashion workshops to run in Bristol in 2015.