Laura Trowsdale

Laura Trowsdale

Fabric Development AdministratorSkipton, United Kingdom
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Laura Trowsdale

Laura Trowsdale

Fabric Development AdministratorSkipton, United Kingdom
About me
Fabric Product Development Administrator at Burberry Mill Woven textiles specialist with experience in textile design & fabric development, trend forecasting, visual & market research. First Class BSc (Hons) Textile Practice - University of Huddersfield Society of Dyers & Colourists International Design Competition - North of England Winner & UK Runner Up 2018. Previously supported by The Worshipful Company of Weavers’ & The Clothworkers’ Company.
Projects
  • Society of Dyers & Colourists International Design Competition 2018
    Society of Dyers & Colourists International Design Competition 2018In March 2018, Laura was selected to represent the University of Huddersfield at the North of England regional heat of the SDC International Design Competition 2018.  Laura  went onto win the heat, progressing onto the UK Final, where she was awarded Runner Up.  The theme for the competition was entitled ‘Colour Communication’  and her project  ‘Ombré Fascination’ was praised by the judges for its “exciting colour palette and huge potential”, which combined leno weaving and digital sublimation print.
  • Colour Fusion
    Colour FusionA vibrant collection of decorative weaves that combines innovative colour blending and traditional, technical leno hand-weaving skills. Presented in a palette that ranges from fresh bright to deep dark tones, the collection is playful and expressive, creating a set of sophisticated fabrics directed towards the high-end apparel market.
Work history
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    Fabric Development AdministratorBurberry
    Keighley, United KingdomFull Time
    Currently working as a fabric product development administrator within the design team at Burberry Mill.
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    Junior Textile DesignerVanners Silk Weavers
     - Sudbury, United KingdomFull Time
    Assisted the design team with CAD development using NedGraphics Texcelle software for customer accounts for the UK, US and Japanese markets. This also included creating innovative jacquard designs for the seasonal in-house collection. Other tasks included colouring up designs, placing artworks into repeat, selecting designs from the company’s extensive archives and swatching as well as admin tasks associated with woven trial developments to support the team. Role made redundant due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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Skills
  • Adobe
  • Drawing
  • Colour
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Teamworking
  • Organisation
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Woven Design
  • Textile Development
Education
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    BSc (Hons) Textile PracticeUniversity of Huddersfield
     - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours - Specialising in woven textiles with 1 year industry experience (sandwich course)
Awards
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    North of England Winner - International Design CompetitionSociety of Dyers and Colourists
    Awarded First Place in the North of England Regional Heat of the International Design Competition. The theme for 2018 is entitled 'Colour Communication'.
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    Runner Up - UK Final - International Design CompetitionSociety of Dyers and Colourists
    Awarded Runner Up in the UK Final of the SDC International Design Competition. My project entitled 'Ombré Fascination' was praised for its “exciting colour palette and huge potential”.
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