Siobhan (Shiv) Martin
FOUNDER & DESIGNER
Hi, I'm Siobhan and it's a pleasure to meet you!
I launched Shiv_Textiles in September 2018, a contemporary textiles studio which is sustainably-minded based in Brighton. I specialise in ethical woven textiles, offering unique contemporary soft woollen products, design consultancy services, commission weaving, and trend-led handwoven fabric collections.
The studio aims to re-establish what local means alongside global economies. Producing locally while inspiring and investing in creative community-driven workshops. Creating and promoting traditional craftwork in textiles. Focusing to minimise ecological damage while maximising the efficiency in production processes.
I fell in love with weaving while studying at the University of Brighton. In 2016 I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Textiles with Business Studies BA(Hons). Over the years I have interned at international companies such as Woven Studios, Malhia Kent-Paris, Ben Sherman, Stephen Walter, David Walters, Humphries Weaving Company and Bliss Magazine.
When I'm not weaving away, I'm creating create interiors for Luke Williams Design Ltd or lecturing 1st years weavers at the University of Brighton. I love what I do and wouldn't change it for the world.
"I am a textiles student from the University of Brighton, specialising in weave. Textiles design has helped me to express my creativity in various ways, exploring materials, trend forecasting, sustainability and use of colour. "
"Weaving is my passion! Making something from nothing, the possibilities are endless with a
warp and a weft"
Siobhan (Shiv) Martin - Textile Designer