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Employment History

African-born Designer
Pieces Of You LTD

Affiliations

Director
Pieces Of You LTD

Founder
Pieces Of You LTD

Education



Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design

degree
Drama ( Theatre Arts )
South Africa

Web References (6 Total References)


Pieces Of You | Ethical Homeware

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Please contact Bridget for any further information. bridget.west@piecesofyou.co.uk

This is a little blurb on Pieces Of You on Channel 4's website http://www.channel4.com/4homes/style/features/Best-New-Designers-Part-2.html#skipMPU
Bridget West Showing under the Hidden Art banner - an initiative established to promote small designer-makers - African-born designer Bridget West caused quite a stir with her range of quirky ethical textiles. Bridget recycles products where possible to make her textiles. Anything from abandoned corduroy trousers to old clothing labels can be used - the latter make for surprisingly lovely surface patterns.
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Designer Lisa Harland, of Harland Organic Furnishings (http://www.organic-furnishings.co.uk/), and Bridget West, of Pieces Of You (www.piecesofyou.co.uk), have opened a boutique shop at 264 Merton Road, SW18.
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Designer Bridget West's Handle With Care cushion is made from old clothing care labels; £120, from Pieces Of You, 0208 567 9692 (piecesofyou.co.uk)
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Article on Pieces Of You and Bridget West
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Imitating nature's eco systems, waste becomes resource for designer Bridget West. She uses recycled and organic textiles to make contemporary homeware. The process is an organic one and the collections evolve. She says:" As a designer, opting for ethical is oftentimes more difficult and always more pricey. It is cheaper to mess up the environment and that is the bottom line. As a teacher, she runs eco-workshops with children in order to pass the message on.
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Bridget West's Shimmy and Shake bespoke designs feature the belt of a kimono to make them truly authentic with an Eastern touch and cost £40 each, at Pieces Of You. Tel:0208 567 9692, www.piecesofyou.co.uk
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"A believer in 'waste as resource', designer Bridget West at Pieces Of You has created quirky handcrafted contemporary pieces from recycled textiles and their labels. There are three ranges available, including this Made In cube seat in organic hemp cotton canvas. Priced at £250 Tel: 0208 5679692. www.piecesofyou.co.uk"
12) Home Décor and Furnishings, A Greener Top Drawer, September/October 2006, p28-29 "A charming collection of eco home accessories was shown by Pieces of You, (o2o8 567 9692) set up by Bridget West after graduating from Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design.
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Bridget West, Entrepreneur, Founder of Pieces of You


Pieces Of You | Ethical Homeware

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Bridget West has a degree in Drama (Theatre Arts) from South Africa and another in Art and Design from Central Saint Martins. She has been teaching, lecturing and running workshops for 12 years. References and images of the finished products are available upon request.

When You can book for hourly, daily or weekly sessions.
Please call Bridget on 07967383966 to make a booking
Bespoke Design and commissions
Bridget frequently gets given sentimental fabrics to make more personal, unique one-off items. The old is transformed into the new...


Watford Junction | Stories | Dream Landings | Pillow talk | By Bridget West

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Photo:'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition Watford Junction | Stories | Dream Landings | Pillow talk | By Bridget West

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By Bridget West
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Photo:'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition


Watford Junction | Stories | Dream Landings | Pillow talk | By Bridget West

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Photo:A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition Watford Junction | Stories | Dream Landings | Pillow talk | By Bridget West

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By Bridget West
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Photo:A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition


Watford Junction | Stories | Dream Landings | Pillow talk | By Bridget West

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By Bridget West

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About Bridget West
Bridget West is a designer. She completed her BA in Drama and English in 1994, and the following year her Higher Diploma in Education at the University of Natal, South Africa. Her passion was theatre arts in particularly designing puppets. She taught in South Africa for 3 years before coming to teach in London. In 2001, she took up Art and Design at Kensington and Chelsea, and then completed her BA Art & Design degree from Central Saint Martins in 2004 were her interest was in 'The Recycled Home: Household Functional Art'. In 2003, she studied sewing at the London College of Fashion, and an embroidery course at the Mary Ward Centre in 2004. She makes household functional art from home and has appeared in exhibitions across the UK.
Photo:'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
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Photo:'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
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Photo:A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
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Photo:A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
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Photo:A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
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Photo:A page from 'Pillow Talk' by Bridget West, part of the Dream Landings exhibition
Dream Landings

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