Ashley Jess Knight

fashion and accessories


Ashley is a Weaver , Upcycler and Textile designer who joined Cockpit after winning the Clothworkers award in 2021.

She has recently launched her new outerwear Brand ‘Ashley Jess Knight’ which focuses on handweaving upcycled Jackets using discarded materials, specializing in weaving with discarded wedding dresses & event wear, keeping the memories and fabric from landfill alongside deadstock materials.

Ashley Also educates on sustainability within the fashion industry and runs upcycling workshops, both independently and for organisations.

Ashley also offers handmade woven products, collaborations alongside 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.

“I am inspired by the materials around me and the stories they tell, I love to incorporate these into my work alongside using bright colours and varied textures to create unique outcomes.”

Ashley Jess Knight


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.


  • commissions
  • designing for industry
  • workshops

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