2 QUESTIONS WITH THE CLOTHWORKERS' COMPANY
Are you an emerging designer looking for guidance from leading brands in the design industry?
We have on hand the brilliant, Emily May, Textile Designer (and Clothworkers’ judge for the Printed Textile Award) and
Jocelyn Stuart-Grumbar, Clerk to The Clothworkers’ Company, to provide career changing advice. Discover what advice this professional would give themselves at the start of their career, what are their 2022 trend predictions and why ND is important to them and their brand.
Looking back to the start of your career, what advice would you love to give yourself?
The advice I’d give to my younger self is that much like everything in life, career development isn’t going to be straightforward, but the one thing that will be consistent is you, so trust yourself, work hard, and be prepared to be a lifelong learner. By developing yourself the right things for your career will meet you at the right time.
Emily May, Textile Designer (and Clothworkers’ judge for the Printed Textile Award)
Why is New Designers important to you?
The Clothworkers’ Company, with its rich textile heritage, has an enduring mission to support the textiles industry across the UK. It is a key strategic aim of ours encourage innovation and foster talent among students and young designers – particularly those who demonstrate an advanced understanding of textile technologies and possess the ability to convert ideas into products. The Clothworkers’ New Designers award helps recognise talent and support young designers in pursuing their textiles careers.
Jocelyn Stuart-Grumbar, Clerk to The Clothworkers’ Company