A new textile-printing studio has launched, providing an affordable space for students, graduates, textile designers and print enthusiasts.
Design ME Textiles is the brainchild of Design Graduate Michelle Smith, who came up with the innovative idea while at university.
Smith found that the lack of access in the textiles studio prevented her from carrying out the textile processes that she needed for her final collection.
With the issue continuing after graduation and the continual struggle to find a studio that could help her continue printing as well as teaching her about all the different textiles techniques she wanted to learn, she turned frustration into a business and the idea was born.
Design ME Textiles now offers screen-printing, dye and digital fabric printing facilities, as well as weekly workshops. Monthly memberships are available in four different options, catering to everyone’s needs (this also includes a ‘pay as you go’ option).
Members include renowned menswear designers Alex Mullins and Liam Hodges.
Based in Peckham’s undercover art district, Design ME Textiles hopes to establish itself as a textile one-stop shop, supporting many different designers from start-up to well-established businesses, where collaborations and important network connections can be established for the long-term greater good of the creative industry.