The Design Studio

A working mill cannot rest on its laurels; without creativity, Gainsborough would become a pastiche of its illustrious past. The Design Studio oversees every collection we create and is intricately involved in every bespoke commission.


Head of Design

Dominique joined Gainsborough in 2013 with a Central Saint Martins and Texprint background, since when she has immersed herself in all aspects of its rich design history and techniques. She has a wealth of knowledge in technical weaving, oversees the Archive and leads a talented young design team.


Chika studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins and joined our team at Gainsborough shortly after graduating in 2016.  Awarded a QEST Scholarship, Chika is being trained in house to tackle any design challenge thrown her way!


Jade is the third member of the team, and also a CSM graduate. She worked in the textiles industry before joining Gainsborough, including a year in Paris at Malhia Kent, handweaving samples for fashion houses such as Chanel.