Zoe has a background in knitwear design and academic research focussing on knit experimentation using natural fibres. After completing a PhD focussing on British sheep breed fleece characteristics for knitwear design, including creating a comparable database for designers to use to utilise more breed-specific and traceable British wool. Designing for breed enables a more conscious and functional way of working with a distinguishable material to suit complex end needs.
A discussion on the opportunities for integrating fully traceable breed specific British wool into a diverse farming landscape. Highlighting the possibilities for regenerative farming principles to be carried from field to fabric; emphasising fully traceable supply chains that focus on empowering the farmers, makers and users through re-educating and reconnecting the material journey. By showcasing […]