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Abigail Petit - Maker, Mender, Mentor

Abigail Petit ( nee Garner) C text FTI
I am a proud textile process engineer from Leeds University graduating in 1985.
I have actively and in a pioneering way, applied my technical knowledge towards improving sustainability in fashion over the last 35 years.
I carved out a place very close to product design to build in sustainability. Beginning as a product designer in craft textiles for the fair trade movement. I grew fair trade capacity with this movement all through noughties and influenced the creation of the Fairtrade standard for cotton. Since 2013 I have focused my garment making knowledge on length of life of garments, training an apprentice in the art of styling, fit and repairs. I practice bespoke adaptions and production for private clients through my company “Abigail’s Drapery”. I also teach Sustainable textiles with hand skills, at Roedean School.I was proud to be awarded my Fellowship of the Textile Institute in October 2020.