Loughborough University
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Emily Whitesmith

Woven Textiles (2010)

Weaversmith develops and creates bespoke hand-woven fabrics and delivers hand-weaving workshops to the local community.

Emily's company was built on her knowledge that she gained during her internship at Margo Selby - an established woven textile designer. With this knowledge combined with the desire to create beautiful hand-woven fabrics and teach others the skills to do the same, Emily seized the opportunity to develop her business as a member of The Studio.

In July 2013, Emily received the Entrer Prix Award in addition to the UnLtd HE Social Entrepreneurship Try It or Do It Award to help get Weaversmith up and running. 

Setting-up Weaversmith has been a really varied and challenging experience with a lot to learn and many decisions to make. I've found it best to not be afraid of moving forward and making adjustments as I go. It's exciting establishing a business where you can make money from what you love to do.