Beth Ranson
Knitwear Designer + Researcher in Sustainable Practice
Shaping without elastic: Adaptable mock chevrons:

Removing elastic + petrochemical based yarns from the knitting process. Creating biodegradable, adaptable forms using stitch structures + yarn recipes.

Biodegradable Knitted Jacquards

A collection of knitted jacquards, engineered to increase surface area to assist degredation. Designing for disassembly without compromising desirability.

Design Ethos:

Beth has a working ethos which is constantly evolving as her research progresses. She designs within this ethos in her personal practice.

Food waste as a natural dye:

Exploring the potential of food waste from the canteen at the RCA to create natural, chemical free colour on biodegradable fibres.

Annie the sheep, A cuff:

Sourcing fleece from Annie, a local Hebridean Sheep: 'Closed loop' + traditional craft techniques.