Ashley Jess Knight

fashion and accessories

About

Ashley specialises in woven textiles, exploring tactility, colour, and creating juxtapositions within her work, alongside working with her ethos of 'Happy design'.

Offering handmade woven products & collaborations, Ashley offers a freelance commission based service for clients looking for custom luxury hand crafted textiles for either fashion or interiors which are handwoven in her London studio.

This service is available for all stages of design, from concept, development and handwoven production, creating luxury handwoven textiles that speak for themselves.

Process

Ashley is passionate about sustainability and is always looking at creating as little environmental impact as possible with her designs. Through using deadstock yarns and fabrics, upcycling and Zero waste design in her aim to work within sustainable production and create long lasting products.

Her work is inspired by pop culture and nostalgia from her childhood and teenage years, taking inspiration from vintage toys, anime, emo culture and the act of play. Using this inspiration of nostalgia to try to trap memories and sensations of growing up into her textiles. Using bright bold colours, varied textures and a sense of play and exploration, with what has been described as a ‘Tongue and cheek’ or eccentric style.

Services

  • commissions
  • designing for industry

Awards

  • Winner of Clothworkers’ Award at Cockpit 2021

Maker stories