Siobhan Martin launched Shiv_Textiles in September 2017, an contemporary textile Studio which is sustainably-minded. Specialising in woven textiles, offering unique contemporary soft woollen products, design consultancy services, commission weaving and hand woven fabric collections.
The Studio aims to re-establish what local means alongside the global economies. Producing locally while inspiring and investing in creative community-driven workshops. Creating and promoting traditional craftwork in textiles whilst focusing to minimise ecological damage while maximising the efficiency in production processes.
Products are designed, woven, sewn and finished in South East of England on a lambs wool warp. Using high quality yarns which are up-cycled and sourced from across the British Isles from mills and factories.By adopting an urban local supply chains and having zero-waste solutions in place allow me to create sustainable long lasting products whilst educating consumers.
Each woven fabric design has a story; Siobhan is inspired by perfect imperfections found in surfaces in urban and natural environments. Whilst taking influence from historical archives and create interpretations of traditional heritage weave structure. Allowing her work to embody timeless and classic design with a contemporary alternative twist.