Ros Badger learned to crochet aged eight, since then she has avidly continued her creative pursuits; be that by customising clothes, restoring antique furniture, growing vegetables, planting flowers or cooking feasts.
A Textile graduate of Chelsea College of Art, Ros' career spans more than 30 years, during which time she has designed for Betty Jackson, Johnson’s La Rocka and Marks and Spencer among many others. Her clients and customers are worldwide.
In 1995, after the birth of her first daughter, Ros formed Little Badger, designing a range of knitwear and T shirts for children that pioneered the use of logos, text and imagery which was previously unassociated with children’s clothes.
Badger's Velvet, is Ros' latest creative venture: A collection of revived and reworked antique jewellery alongside a range of modern and vintage household items. Ros’ unique pieces blend precious metals with found elements, giving new life to Roman coins or Georgian mourning brooches. All Badger’s Velvet products use the finest materials possible and her homewares express Ros’ humour with their pithy printed quotes.
Ros’ passionate belief in recovering beautiful objects compliments her instinct for contemporary sustainable living and a life long 'waste not, want not’ philosophy. The result of all this is an exciting, prolific and most importantly wholesome creative output. Ros Badger's passion for making and her expert knowledge of design has been shared in the writing and publication of 9 successful books and in 2019 she will be running 2 week long retreats in Italy with photographer Charlotte Bland. www.blandbadger.com
Ros occasionally contributes to Country Living Magazine and The Idler Magazine, where she explores the potential for transforming pre-loved materials into heirlooms for a future generation.
Badger's Velvet: n. The rich gleam of the ordinary found when a middle aged woman explores the aesthetic possibilities of applying text to everyday object and creating contemporary heirlooms from vintage precious jewellery which may have fallen down the side of the sofa.