Caroline has held design, product innovation and buying management roles for global brands including Paul Smith, Habitat, Conran, Bamford & Daylesford Organic. She has extensive knowledge of product development, sourcing and production processes.

 

Having originally graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Textile Design & Management from UMIST, she returned to study MA Textile Practice at the University of Huddersfield in 2018, receiving a distinction and the Chancellor’s prize for her work on sustainable wool materials to support health and wellbeing in contract interiors. 

 

Following her MA, she was awarded the Wool Innovation Prize from the Worshipful Company of Woolmen and Merchant Staplers and was subsequently made a Freeman of the City of London and a Woolman in 2019.

 

Caroline is President of the Bradford Textile Society for 2020/21. She aims to reflect her interest in wool and the circular economy through the Society’s programme of events.  She is a keen advocate of developing talent in the industry and is proud to support the Society’s design competition.

Caroline is also a visiting lecturer in Textile Design Professional Practice at the University of Huddersfield.

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