Linda Row

Linda Row is a sustainable clothing and textile designer, she trained at St Martins School of Art and is currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University. Linda founded Clothworks in 1997, which was one of the first ethical clothing labels in the UK, and then Boutique Ethique in 2006. She is a fellow of the RSA and has been teaching for the past seven years after completing her MA at Bath Spa University.

How would you describe your approach to teaching?

"I am committed to environmentally friendly methods of dyeing and printing, using bio-mordants and avoiding toxic heavy metals. I encourage an exploratory approach to learning, encouraging trial and error, combining theory with practice."

What inspires your own work?

"I take inspiration from many different sources, both natural and man-made. Having visited India for the past two years, I am looking at the form and pattern of the temples and the way in which stones are interlocked together."

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