Emily Carter is an award-winning British designer based in London, specialising in hand illustrated silk accessories, stationery and furnishings. The collections incorporate themes from natural history, flora, fauna and scientific illustration to create surreal and unique illustrations and prints.
Each scarf and square tells its own unique story and begins as a detailed original drawing, where endless experiments in colour and composition lead to the finished product. With an emphasis on exquisite and timeless design, our products are intended to be treasured for a lifetime, and are made using the finest craftsmanship.
Printed on high quality silk and hemmed and packaged by hand, every item is made in England to the highest standard, offering a luxury piece of British design.
The brand first began in 2013, where Emily began selling prints of her illustrations during her degree at London College of Fashion. In her second year she created her first scarf from an amalgamation of botanical drawings; this led to a fascination with silk and the idea of wearable art. Emily continued this interest into her final year which she dedicated to planning and launching her own luxury accessories business. Emily graduated with a first in 2014 and spent the first few years further building the brand, in which time she received awards for her work including the Natwest and UAL awards for excellence.
Emily Carter has been supported by the British Fashion Council and has exhibited at both London and Paris Fashion Week since 2015. Emily was featured regularly in publications such as Vogue and The Financial Times, and her luxury accessories are stocked internationally.
Emily was offered a place at The Royal College of Art in 2017, which she decided to defer with the intention of investing further in the brand. This enabled her to launch her second company in 2019, Emily Carter Studio, which specialises in hand-illustrated printed textiles.
Alongside the businesses, Emily has also worked for luxury brands such as Harrods, where in 2017 she was offered an unique opportunity to lead and create the in-house themes and designs for the store.
Emily Carter supports British manufacturing in order to promote ethical labour and sustainable production. The brand does not outsource abroad, proving that you can build an honest company through local and sustainable manufacturing.
The word ‘craft’ has become a signifier of value, and
represents the importance of knowledge, skill and above all, ingenuity involved in a creative process. Each Emily Carter product is designed by hand, emphasising the value of sustainable and original design, which doesn’t feed the fury of fast fashion.
We have incorporated sustainability into every possible part of the business, including our packaging which is fully recyclable and
plastic-free. We believe that quality plays an important role in the sustainability of this industry; and for this reason our products are ethically manufactured from the best quality fabrics, and
designed to last a lifetime.