Student Success with Fox Brothers

Congratulations to Somerset College student Jan Olive for having her submission selected by Fox Brothers for their Somerset Day brief.

The proposal was to take inspiration for a design from Somerset, the industry, people, landscape, towns, villages and history. Fox Brothers then wanted a woven cloth to be designed for Somerset Day on 11 May.
Jan's design was selected by a team at Fox Brothers from all of the submissions received and will be worked into a Fox cloth. Jan will also receive a length of the completed cloth.

Jan's submission was based on the countryside and local industry, looking at places such as Kilve beach and the Quantocks.

Jan said, "I am absolutely thrilled to have my submission chosen as it was a county wide brief and there was a lot of competition. I love what Fox Brothers do and the 250 years of heritage the company has. The fact that something I have designed is being added to their collection blows my mind. I can't wait to see the finished cloth."

Our Fashion and Interior Textiles and Surface Design students had an intense one day workshop recently, working from the brief from Fox Brothers.

"It was a great experience to work on a brief over the course of one day." Jan said, "There was no time for procrastination so we were really focused on developing our designs."

Jan is pictured with her winning design.