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.


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.


Rhiannon recently joined the team from another mill; with industry experience and a First Class Honours degree under her belt, her appetite for learning means Rhiannon is settling into Gainsborough fast.