Sharnee Thorpe: Becoming A Textile Designer to the Trials & Triumphs of Wandering Folk

 

Sharnee Thorpe is a freelance textile designer and the founder of Wandering Folk. In this episode we speak about the process of developing textile designs, how Sharnee built a reputation as a pattern designer and how she has grown Wandering Folk so effectively.

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Sharnee has collaborated with so many incredible brands including Nine Lives Bazaar, Rue Stiic, Peony Swimwear, Mr Simple, We Roam, Cleo Bella, RM Williams, Victoria Secret, Bonds, Sportsgirl, Shapes in the Sand and so many more.

Check out Wandering Folk and Sharnee’s website here.

 

Sharnee Thorpe: Becoming A Textile Designer to the Trials & Triumphs of Wandering Folk

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Three key takeaway points from this episode are:

  • Build a portfolio and don’t be afraid to cold email new clients

  • Starting your own business (like picnic rugs) is 10% creative and 90% hustle and hard work

  • Take your time to get the product right, don’t rush this process as it could effect your brand massively.

Having Wandering Folk is about 10% creative and 90% business, there’s so much business that goes into it, that I didn’t really think about when I was starting out. Getting to do to the photoshoots and design the prints is such a small part of it.

Check out Sharnee’s website here and Instagram here.

Wandering Folk website here and Instagram here.