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Lauren Saunders

Textile Designer

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  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Textile Innovation
  • Textiles Methods/design/repeat/print
  • Drawing
  • Trend Forcasting
  • Colour Compositions
  • Fashion
  • Surface Design
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced Sewing

Work history


Fabric developer

Acne Studios

Dec 2016 - May 2017
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Internship
  • Assisting with the development of woven fabrics for the AW17 Main / SS18 Pre womenswear collection. Creating colour cards and monitoring the colour, fabric & development archive. Assisting with labdips, the fabric chart and fabric budget. Gathering information such as raw materials, lead times, prices and technical specifications. Creating fabric selections for new research and seasonal inspiration. Supporting the designers with any requests regarding fabrics and trims.


Assistant print designer

House of Hackney

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working closely with the senior print designer to create fashion and homeware prints. Creating original artworks, colourways and moodboards. Assisting with print overviews and strike offs. Working across multiple projects quickly and efficiently to meet tight deadlines.


Accessories Designer

Una Burke

Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Creating hand crafted luxury leather garments and accessories for the SS16 collection as well as completing outstanding orders. I learnt how to professionally treat leather whilst developing precise hand cutting skills. Monitoring stock and taking care of the showroom.



BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design

Loughborough University

Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom