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Make Works: Laura Spring

We've collaborated with Make Works to showcase the stories behind our products. Today we meet textile designer Laura Spring who creates bold graphic print designs.

Living and working in Glasgow, Laura uses screen and digital printing to transform her print designs into gorgeous accessories, homeware and stationery.

Find out more about Laura and her process in the video below.

When talking about her products, Laura says she makes things to solve a problem for herself; she'll make a rucksack because she wants a rucksack.

Two strips of fabric hangin in Laura's studio with brightly coloured shapes and patterns on them.
Some of Laura's colourful patterns.

In terms of the patterns she designs, she's usually drawn to a natural aesthetic and something she wants in her own life.

Laura Spring wearing a denim jumpsuit stood against boxes and shelves of materials and paints.
Laura Spring in her studio.

When designing the scarf for our shop, Laura looked at how she could translate that relationship between land and water into a print. She wanted a feeling of flow within it.

Large sheets of beautifully printed pattern (green with white lines) going through a large industrial printer.
The pattern Laura designed for us.

Make Works Collaboration

To help tell the stories behind some of the wonderful collaborations in our shop, we have been working with leading Scottish design studio Make Works.

Originating in Scotland and extending throughout the UK, Make Works now have an international reach, including regions in the UAE and Sweden.

Make Works source local manufacturers, workshops and materials, beautifully capturing the people behind them and making them available through their open access platform. Since 2013, Make Works have visited and documented almost 200 factories and manufacturers, encouraging those in the creative industries to have work made locally or independently.

With their profound knowledge of Scotland’s creative industries and talent for storytelling, Make Works are the perfect partner to showcase a selection of our retail collaborations.