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Meet the team

Harriet – Co-Founder/Director 

Harriet co-founded Wallace Sewell with Emma in 1992 after they completed their MA in Textile Design together at the Royal College of Art. Designing on a handloom from her studio in Dorset, Harriet creates designs as she weaves, exploring multiple colours and patterns. Visiting London at least once a week Harriet keeps in close conversation with the rest of the team.  

Emma – Co-Founder/Director

Emma co-founded Wallace Sewell with Harriet in 1992 after they completed their MA in Textile Design together at the Royal College of Art. While both are creative and work collaboratively on the designing, Emma has a keen interest in the technical aspect of weaving. Emma is also a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art.

Kate - Managing Director

Kate started as an intern in 2007 after completing her textile degree and is now a vital part of the Wallace Sewell team, as Emma and Harriet’s right-hand lady.  Her focus is developing the business and managing the team. In 2017 after two years of studying part-time Kate completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Westminster.

Ingrid - Studio Designer

After completing her textile design degree, Ingrid joined the team in 2012 and works alongside Emma and Harriet on the designing. She experiments with new structures and patterns on a handloom in the London studio, whilst working closely with the mill in Lancashire to guide the transition of hand woven samples, on to state-of-the-art industrial looms.

Meg - Business Development Manager

Meg also graduated with a textile design degree and became a member of the team in 2013. Meg is the lynch pin, working closely with Andrea to manage all trade orders, with Ingrid coordinating the production process and corresponding with stockists around the world.  She uses her cool head to keep track of stock, making sure every scarf and throw arrives with the right customer.

Andrea - Production Manager

Andrea started working with Wallace Sewell back in 2004, in their shop as their Saturday girl and after pursuing other career paths, joined the team full time in 2016. Andrea is based at the mill in Lancashire and is a valuable connection between the team in London and the team up north. With a background in woven textiles, Andrea oversees the quality control of every scarf and throw, before they are sent out, ensuring each order is dispatched on time.

Kathryn - Retail & Studio manager

Kathryn is the newest addition to the team. After completing internships with Wallace Sewell at the studio in London and the mill in Lancashire, whilst studying for her textile degree, Kathryn is now in charge of making the London studio and shop run smoothly, in addition to looking after our retail customers, both online and face to face.