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London Design Festival at Gabriel’s Wharf

jianhui necklaces

For London Design Festival 2016, the independent designer-makers based at Gabriel’s Wharf will be exploring ethical fashion, fair trade and sustainable design models through a series of design workshops, exhibitions and events.

Join us over the weekend of 24-25 September 2016 where you will have the opportunity to meet designers from House of Eunice, Jianhui, Lagom and Southbank Printmakers to discuss their approach to ethical modes of practice and view the tools, facilities and processes behind their products. Workshops include; embroidery and unique stitching techniques onto silk scarves; textile printing; design of felt appliques for baby wear; and etching techniques for posters.

Southbank Printmakers Gallery 

24 Sept, 2-4pm

 For London Design Festival 2016, Southbank Printmakers will showcase work by members of their artist cooperative including; Jane Lydbury, specialising in exquisite wood engravings; Sean Flynn, who creates figurative dreamlike etchings; and Yoonjung Shim, whose etches of grids and repeated images are inspired by architecture and interior design.

There will be an opportunity to meet the artists and take part in workshops for relief printing and silkscreen.


How to Make Eco Designs Beautiful and Desirable 

24 & 25 Sept, 10am-6pm

For the last 6 years, Jianhui has been well-known for his eco designs which are mainly made from recycled material such as wood, rubber, textile etc.

On display at their shop at Gabriel’s Wharf, Jianhui presents designs from their new collection. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in necklace design workshops led by the in-house team based upon their hugely popular Next Pashmina collection, made of hundreds of ethically sourced pieces of tiny light-weight wood that provide warmth when wrapped around the neck.


24 Sept, 1-5pm (drop in)

 Driven by a love of all things beautiful, Irena Lane designs and makes luxurious ladies wear for any occasion under the independent label LAGOM.

For this year’s festival LAGOM will be hosting embroidery workshops to create stylish light scarves that you will be able to take home with you. As part of the workshop participants will learn about the background of the brand and its design processes.

The House of Eunice 

24 Sept

The House of Eunice is a fair-trade business currently working closely with a co-operative village in India and a number of individual artisans in Kashmir to select a unique and beautiful collection of textiles.

For London Design Festival they will be hosting block printing technique workshops.

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