A Little Bit About The Brand...
Hi Everyone! I'm Hannah Taylor and I founded H Taylor Design in 2020. At the time, I was a recent textile design graduate who had been dreaming of creating a lively and sustainable business, one that revolved around my passion of art and design. Sustainability had always been a focus for me when at University. Early in my design career, I fell in love with digital print after completing a year long internship in the digital print department at university, alongside my studies. I pursued this method greatly, along with a heavy focus on natural fabrics - specifically linens. One of my main struggles at University was finding where her work fitted into the market. Everything with a sustainable quality was always so beige. So I decided to do something about it.
I'm originally from Aberdeenshire. I moved to the Scottish Borders to complete my University degree and was left with a constant longing for the Shire, its dreich weather and rugged landscape has always been something that inspired me. Since graduating, I've moved back to Aberdeenshire, and am living in the heart of the countryside I so longed for. Aberdeenshire still remains an endless source of inspiration for me, constantly influencing designs. A childhood of getting out an about in nature has allowed me to have a rich knowledge of the land which I try to brings to my designs. I find that first hand inspiration is key to unique and successful designs, so I'm is no stranger to getting stuck in and getting on with it. H Taylor Design was started as a way to share my love of the countryside with the world. I feel that the Aberdeenshire landscape has deeply shaped my design aesthetic.
Since starting the brand, my designs from my honours year at university have now been brought to life in a series of products in keeping with sustainable and ethical practices to allow my rugged designs to look after the land which inspired them. I've used organic cottons and recycled papers to create a series of unique tote bags, dishtowels, to do lists and weekly planners.