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Ethical Designer To Watch: Aimee Kent

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Aimee Kent is a Glasgow based fashion designer, specialising in ethical printed textiles and fashion. Inspired by her love of African fabrics, travel and foreign architecture, Aimee creates bold eye-catching prints with a tribal style twist, using a combination of traditional hand-painting and screen printing methods and digital textile design.

Selection of Aimee Kent's Prints A selection of some of Aimee Kent's prints. (Imagery courtesy of Aimee Kent)

Since graduating in Textile Design from the Glasgow School of Art in 2010, Aimee has gone on to collaborate with some of the industry’s top fashion designers and brands, including; Marc Ross, EMI Music, Niki Taylor (of labels The Top Project and Olanic), Bonnie Bling, Johari and, more recently, Fantoosherie. Her collaborative designs with the award winning Henrietta Ludgate have earned her worldwide acclaim and have been featured at the London, Paris, Milan, Athens Fashion Weeks, as well as the Scottish Fashion Awards. Aimee’s designs have also appeared in several fashion magazines, online websites and blogs including Vogue.com and Marie Claire.

Aimee Kent Previous Collaborative Piece With Scottish Textile Jewellery Label Fantoosherie Collaborative Piece With Fantoosherie. (Imagery courtesy of Aimee Kent)

Aimee recently launched her own ethical printed textiles and fashion design studio in Glasgow, aiming to produce innovative products and prints using ethically sourced materials and processes. Being committed to green and ethical production lies at the very core of her business, recognising the demand for an environmentally friendly, sustainable production technique. As well as adhering to several ethical production principles, such as strict recycling of waste packaging and printing onto only organic or recycled fabrics, Aimee also offers workshops and training for local designers. This ensues the continuation of traditional craft skills as well as promoting sustainable production methods.

Collaboration Piece with Marc Ross Collaboration Piece with Marc Ross. (Imagery courtesy of Aimee Kent)

Her new boutique offers a range of trend-setting, sustainable fashion and lifestyle products, as well as one-off limited edition up-cycled fashion garments and decorative interiors items.

For more information, check out her website.

Twitter: @AimeeEKent

Facebook: AimeeEKent 

Images credit: Aimee Kent

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