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Sarah Sweeney

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Textile Designer


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About me

I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015, where I specialised in Womenswear Knitwear. During my time at The Royal I was a finalist in The White Company's knitwear design competition as well as for Zegna Baruffa's hand knit competition. Since graduating I have interned at Wool and the gang, sold work through M Lab and Collaborated with Christopher Raeburn. I have also worked as a Design Assistant at Concord as well as freelance designing Crochet pieces for Caitlin Charles-Jones SS17. Most recently I have been working as an Assistant knitwear designer at Xioa Li. My role at Xiao Li has been very varied, as well as designing I have to communicate with the yarn suppliers, follow the production and communicate with factories. I was also responsible for managing the interns and the everyday running of the studio. I am now looking for a new challenge within the Arts to progress my career.


  • Fashion
  • Print Design
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Textiles
  • Knitwear Design
  • Crochet
  • Hand Knit
  • Dubied Knitting Machines
  • Domestic Knitting Machines
  • Communcation
  • Creative Arts

Work history


Junior Fashion Design

Xiao Li

Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Researching trends and coming up with concepts Designing the knitwear and silhouette ideas for the collection Designing and producing swatches Creating Line sheets and Order confirmations Managing Interns Assisting during fittings Communicating with the PR and Sales companies Communicating with the yarn suppliers Following the production and communicating with factories


Junior Fashion Design


Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Researching upcoming trends, colours and fabrics to build new current concepts Designing various lines for a range of product categories and varied customers, creating both screen and digital prints Drawing detailed sketches and building clear and concise tech packs, whilst managing overviews Liaising with the Hong Kong office and factories in China and India regarding production Reviewing samples during fittings and making amendments




The Royal College of Art

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom