BA (Hons) Textile Design
During my degree I became enthusiastic about material innovation and began to create my own biodegradable materials. I tested simple processes using minimal equipment and ingredients while demonstrating an experimental and creative approach to bioplastic.
Through research I became aware of the current unethical and polluting leather industry, but also discovered that there is a global community of designers and scientists producing plant-based and biomaterials. During my third year I was able to grow material by fermenting sugary tea and during this project I used agar powder with natural dye to produce sculptural, plastic-like forms.
I took part in a work placement with Michelle Lowe-Holder helping to prepare her work to be displayed at the Future Fabrics Expo 2020. I have acquired skills in natural dyeing, print and photoshop. I am focussed, good at organising and keen to find jobs and internships in the sustainable textile industry.