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soft tissue studio

design and manufacture fabric installations across creative industries.

projects span widely through disciplines of art, fashion, performance, visual merchandising, commercial and film. 


soft tissue studio was set up by rachel schofield owen. she describes her practice as soft engineering, and has always been fascinated by the metamorphic nature of textiles. soft tissue studio is a place for innovation - through commissions and collaborations the studio creates dynamic fabric sculpture. soft tissue is continually examining the fluidity and function of fabrics. the work mixes traditional fabric methods with technical application. 

soft tissue studios (sts) is dedicated to circular design and the reuse of materials. we collect the waste produced through our industries and work to transform it. inspired by the ingenuity of insects, soft tissue considers how fabric can transform, protect and recycle. sts looks towards the future of new gen fabrics and technologies that consider the entire life cycle of materials. 

soft tissue is dependent on its collaborators and we would like to acknowledge the work of jack davey, tara white, hannah williams, columba williams, sally evans, toby saunders, frances heap, sam russell and jordan sherman - as vital contributors to the studio’s output.


please get in touch to discuss a project or you'd like to work with us


/ design

/ technical consultation

/ sunstainaability consultaiton

/ sampling

/ product development

/ fabrication

/ installation

/ project management

/ research

/ workshops in collective design

clients -

/ wellcome collection / eduardo navarro / cdl construction / thisegg / india harvey / barbican / mulberry england / bbc3 / somesuch / commonwealth theatre / fuel production

/ ben austin / sean hogan / selfridges / man vs machine / nike / draf / artnight / hayward gallery / gropius bau / konichiwa records / riff raff films / big fish little fish / somesuch / acierta retail / the albany / agile films 

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