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MA Textiles @ New Designers 2019

A project by: Katie Barrass


WE RAISED £1,915

from 12 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 10 Jun 2019
Help continue our journey! Help us get to New Designers 2019

What is New designers?

We believe that great design shapes the human experience. New Designers Expo provides a unique platform for fresh design talent to connect with design professionals and consumers, for creative exchange and collaboration. Join us to champion and celebrate the future of design.

Who are we?

6 energetic post-grad MA students with one thing in common - a passion for design and textiles.

our story

Ours is a simple story - it's about new beginnings. It's about opportunity. It's about passion and energy. It's about championing British Design and Artisan quality. At a time in life when many people are already settled into their journey, we want to build a new road! Having successfully completed our studies, we need to be able to showcase our work at the UK's premier exhibition for new design talent - New Designers 2019 in London.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of something truly special - to empower us in introducing our work to influential clients, commercial buyers and potential customers.

We want to share this exciting moment with you! Every single contribution over a certain level will receive a prize increasing in value according to the donation. See details below.

Where will your money go?

Exhibiting at New Designers is difficult. Not only in terms of earning the right to be there but of course the Fiscal challenge. Here are some examples of the costs we face:

  • Venue hire - (3 days) £1,920
  • Accommodation: £2,150
  • Travel (including van hire & petrol): £974
  • Production costs: (Lighting, furniture, signage) £648
  • Printing costs (Press packs, post cards, business cards): £544

Our minimum requirement will allow us to exhibit with less frills like press packs but we really want to reach our audience with an impressive message. The great news is, that every £1 donated through this site, our University will match - so every single penny will help! 


It's really important for us that you feel involved and can see directly the impact your help will provide. We think the best way to do that is to give away some awesome prizes that will allow you to see exactly what it is that we are doing! The more you donate, the more awesome the prize - obviously!

  • If you donate £15 - £20 you will receive a pack of unique postcards highlighting the exhibited work.
  • If you donate £25 - £99 you will receive a free day pass to join us at the show!
  • If you donate £100+ you will receive an exclusive 3-day VIP pass allowing unprecedented access!

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Find us here

Please take a look through our own professional websites where you can see much more of what we do:

Katie            Fashion and Textile designer: www.katiebarrassdesign.co.uk

Jamilla         Fashion Designer / Maker

Daphne       Textile Designer: www.daphneroach.com

Emma F      Textiles Designer: http://kulutextiles.com

Emma T      Artist Designer: www.emmaphilippamaeve.com

Zena           Knitwear Designer

Help us succeed!

Thank you for taking the time to read our funding project. Please donate what you can and help us to further Great British Design both here at home and internationally! Thank you!

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