Innovative

Woolen

Freelance

Woven 

Designer

Knapptextiles aims for a perfect balance between art and science. Pairing the beauty of mathematical patterns, so prevalent in the natural world, with bold graphic design styles to produce mesmerising motifs. Colour theory and colour psychology similarly balance beautiful, harmonic visuals but backed up by science and reasoning. Produced in British wool and sustainable fibres to enrich the natural health benefits of this potentially restorative combination.

Wool Week 2020

Perhaps the most satisfying part of winning, has meant that I am able to champion British design. I am standing up to represent textile student who, like me, are proud to work with wool; who seek ways of using wool to innovate, who see it as a contemporary resource and aim to educate people about its current and future benefits as well as its heritage. Winning this competition has been a wonderful opportunity to springboard my designs into the commercial arena and showcase my professional philosophies alongside other talented young students.

 

For me, wool means a sustainable and fruitful future career. With this and all future designs I aim to see wool get the recognition it deserves on the contemporary fashion and interiors markets.

I can’t imagine a better fibre to take centre stage in the increasing demand for a more renewable, greener and sustainable world we want for future generations. Fittingly, it was the reputation of the worsted wool industry in Huddersfield that brought me North to study in Yorkshire. I hope in the near future, as I complete my studies at the University of Huddersfield, that the booming abundance of mills and design studios will keep me employed within Yorkshire.

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Knapp Textiles is an active member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design)