Elizabeth grew up in the UK and inherited her lifelong passion for arts, crafts and design from her grandmother, who taught her how to draw – copying a Marylin Monroe poster from the Sunday paper at the age of six.
Throughout school, she excelled at Art and continued to study gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design from KIAD (self funded). Her Art and Design Diploma ignited her passion for textiles, leading her to receive an unconditional offer to study BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles with Business Studies at The University of Brighton. She graduated with a 2:1 in 2007.
Elizabeth settled in Hong Kong after traveling for a year whilst studying for her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate.
Relocating to Hong Kong was a long held dream of hers; her grandparents met in Hong Kong, her Mother was born here and Elizabeth was also acutely aware from graduation, if she wanted to immerse herself within textiles, manufacturing and knowledge – Hong Kong was the place to be. She taught English as a foreign language to children for one year, an experience she will always cherish, whilst looking and obtaining a job within Textiles.
She worked as the Textile CAD Design manager for two years at TAL Apparel, moving the design department from Dallas, Texas to Hong Kong. She oversaw multiple accounts, liaising daily with clients and mills. Elizabeth was continually immersed in trends, forecasting and design, whilst managing a team of designers.