My work combines interests in sustainability and the great outdoors, its about the connection between the designing and making process and the place where that happens. This is integral to my practice, using my childhood in rural wales, and visits to great landscapes worldwide as a source of inspiration. This has led my designs to look to textiles around the world and their corresponding homes and landscapes. My knitwear collections are inspired by the stories and homes of iconic knitwear styles, and the landscapes they originate from.
My fabrics are knitted by choosing the colour and pattern for each stitch and knitting this by hand into the fabric I create on a domestic knitting machine, you'll find cable knits, felts and knitted landscapes often within my work. I aim to create unique, handmade and bespoke knitwear and I always use ethical and sustainable materials. I believe in the necessary Fashion revolution and seek complete transparency in the production of my knitwear line. Altruistic interests are at the heart of my brand and I set out to create fashion forward wearable art that is the antithesis of throwaway fashion and all of the fashion industry's inhumane connotations, whether that is environmental, humanitarian or animal welfare issues. Ethical fashion has to be the future, with the issues the Fashion industry presenting affecting vast stretches of our landscapes and millions of people and animals for the worse, the world over. The strict ethical code I work to, and live by, is the only reason that I can work within this industry.
Last year my work was shown at SPINEXPO Shanghai and I was also selected as one of '65 of the design world's rising stars' to exhibit within the multidisciplinary exhibition 'One Year On' at New Designers, where I presented my A/W 16 capsule collection of ethical knitwear, primarily constructed with Fairtrade Alpaca. Following this exhibition I developed a range of winter accessories which I exhibited at Handmade in Britain last November, and most recently I was one of nine winners nationwide to be selected to show at Country Living's Spring Fair on April 27th 2017.
I take commissions, do workshops, and offer a bespoke design service, designing and making knitwear that is one of a kind, and designed in collaboration with individuals. If you have any questions or enquiries, I'd love to hear from you.