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Local artist Aisling Duffy

Local Talent Q&A: Aisling Duffy, printed textile designer, 29

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What’s your practice? I’m a printed textile designer from Ireland. I produce fabrics to create my fashion, stationary and homeware collections, using sustainable, vegan-friendly material. I make everything by hand in my studio.

Aisling Duffy
Cushion detail: Aisling Duffy

How does the area inspire you? This has been my home for three years. I find venues in north London inspiring – there’s The Dome, Boston Music Room, The Forum and heaps in Camden. I love the different shops and health food stores along Kentish Town Road.

What are you most proud of? I think it would be my latest 2018 collection. I spent all of 2017 up-skilling and learning how to use industrial sewing machines. For me, the range represents the progress I’ve made after years of hard work.

Where do you hang out? As a vegan and someone interested in ethical living practices, I particularly like to go to Earth in Kentish Town, Kerb in Camden and I’m a big fan of local charity shops.


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