Petite Albion is an ethical childrenswear label founded by Chelsea MA Textile Design graduates Bronwen Campbell-Golding and Fanny Santini in 2014.
Is your current practice related to the work you did at college?
Petite Albion was conceived as part of our MA work, alongside our individual final projects. The course allowed us the opportunity to research and develop the brand within a creative environment.
Since graduating we have had further support from Chelsea through the Chelsea@Cockpit Award, which gave us a funded studio space at Cockpit Arts, and most recently through the Creative Enterprise Award.
Where do you hope your MA course will have led you in 10 years’ time?
In 10 years time we hope our brand, Petite Albion, will have grown into a successful and independent label. Petite Albion is a social enterprise, working with marginalised women in London to teach skills and build confidence through craft. Our hope is that we would have made a real difference in these peoples lives.
Best piece of advice you were given whilst at Chelsea?
Think carefully about your MA project, as this will shape the projects you work on after graduation. Learn to talk about your work and explain it concisely to others, this will help you sell yourself and your ideas.
What tips would you give to a student starting out at Chelsea?
Access all of the facilities available whilst at Chelsea and develop a network, as these contacts will support you in your professional career.
Make use of the technicians, as they have a wealth of knowledge and will teach you the skills you need to realise your project.