Emma’s initial impetus to study at RCA was motivated by the seeming lack of mindfulness on sustainability within the textile industry. Whether that be in materials, systems or the industry's general approach to design.
Inspired by this, Emma decided to set out on a path to research and refine her personal practice. Not necessarily basing this around sustainability alone, but an amalgamation of skills and innovative applications. Now positioning herself as a sustainable communicator and innovator within textiles and material design.
Emma’s background is originally within print and textile design, having 7+ year’s experience within the luxury fashion industry before studying at the RCA. Emma designed and managed textile collections for Versace couture and mainline collections, as well as for Peter Pilotto, Ralph & Russo and many other brands throughout the UK and Europe. It was these years of industry experience that gave Emma the drive to explore alternative design systems for a healthier practice towards the planet.
· CHI 2021 Workshop: Speculating on Bio Design within the Home.
· American Tapestry Alliance: Emerging Designer Award 2021
· Textile Society Award: Highly Commended 2021
· Innovation RCA Start Up support: Launchpad February 2021