Green, green grass of home
'Green, green grass of home' is a pleated design produced using naturally dyed gummed silk, representing the organic and grounding nature of grass itself and is envisioned as a textural feature cushion within an eco-friendly interior space.
Young and wild and free
'Young and wild and free', a piece designed as a wall partition, encapsulates the colours, textures and movement of a youth spent within nature. The gradient of these elements allows for a partially private divide within a room with the potential for light and air to move through the fabric. The yarns used to create this piece were meticulously selected and are 100% biodegradable, meaning the fabric is suitable for compost upon reaching the end of its lifespan.
Stuck on something precious
'Stuck on something precious' is a collection of developmental resin pieces encapsulating organic elements within (such as eucalyptus leaves, grass cuttings, loose leaf tea as well as rock salt and dried herbs) highlighting the importance of the preservation of the natural world around us.
Free to wander
'Free to wander' captures the intensity of colour and texture, along with the movement, of the natural elements found around us and the freedom they bring to the soul. A variety of yarns were used to create this heavily textured piece; organic cotton, wool, cotton and linen, all of which were naturally dyed and are fully biodegradable.
The peace that you pledge
'The peace that you pledge' was designed using an all-over pleat with the aim of creating a repetitive and calming texture to contrast the busyness of other designs within the collection. The neutrality of the design allows for a wider variety of applications, and is suited to any colour palette within a space.
Jade is a Textiles: Innovation and Design graduate specialising in Woven Textiles. Her most recent work consists of a biodegradable collection of fabrics suitable for interiors, with a focus on organic materials and natural dyeing.
After completing an Art and Design Foundation course (also at Loughborough University) with a Distinction, Jade went on to win the John Mack Award for students who have shown tenacity to push boundaries and excel in their chosen field. Throughout her degree, Jade has experimented with a variety of yarns, textures and techniques, gaining confidence in her execution of a diverse range of materials. Her interest in designing to aid the preservation of the planet has become a key value that has developed throughout her final major project. The collection aims to encapsulate various elements of nature including colour, texture and scale, supported by the use of organic and sustainable materials that are 100% biodegradable and suitable for compost upon reaching the end of their lifespan. By introducing this notion into the soft furnishings of a space, we are able to aid not only the environment but the health and wellbeing of those within it. Upon graduation, Jade intends to further her knowledge of sustainable and biodegradable textiles and is considering developing her collection of designs for interiors in the hope that it will urge more consumers to be 'eco-aware', as well as providing furnishings that not only biodegrade into the earth but have the potential to reintroduce nutrients back into the soil.
Sold multiple designs internationally during placement year (2018) Curated exhibition at Iveshead School (2018) Awarded a Commendation from Bradford Textiles Society (2017) Selected to exhibit at Peepul Centre, Leicester for ‘My Textiles Story’ project (2016) Winner of the John Mack Award from Loughborough University (2015)
Sales Advisor and Supervisor at New Look
August 2017 - July 2018
Paul Vogel Design Iveshead School Blooming Wild Flowers Curious Magpie Event Styling