Ros Badger learned to crochet aged eight, since then she has avidly continued her creative pursuits; be that designing clothes, knitting, 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 this time she has designed for Betty Jackson, Johnson’s La Rocka and Marks and Spencer among many others and her customers are worldwide.
In 1995, after the birth of her first daughter, Ros formed Little Badger, designing a range of hand knitwear and T shirts for children, pioneering the use of logos, text and imagery, previously unassociated with children’s clothes. Little Badger sold across the globe with numerous celebrities among the buyers.
Badger's Velvet, is Ros' latest creative venture: A collection of revived and reworked antique jewellery that sits 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 homewares express Ros’ humour, applying pithy quotes to everyday household goods.
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 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 a retreat 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 creative woman explores the aesthetic possibilities of applying text to everyday objects while creating contemporary heirlooms from vintage precious jewellery which may have fallen down the side of the sofa.