Rachel Philpott

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Dr Rachel Philpott is a designer/researcher based in London, with significant professional experience in commercial textiles design as well as teaching in the United Kingdom and abroad. She is currently a partner in the research-based design practice ‘Angles between Curves’ and a lecturer in textiles at Loughborough University. She gained her AHRC-funded PhD degree from the Royal College of Art. Her current research centres on the development of high-performance textiles and adaptable, deployable textile structures. Rachel develops and combines textile and non-textile production processes to create adaptable, self-supporting 3D textile structures with shape-memory and customizable material properties. These textiles have transferable application in diverse disciplines including sportswear, medicine, architecture, interior and product design.