The concept for the brand originated from conversations we have had with people, who have been unaware of the interesting street art, architecture and spaces that existed around them. Beauty and Blight emphasise these undervalued spaces by using photographic media to create beautiful and unusual patterns that are digitally printed onto fabrics.
Before starting Beauty and Blight Alex worked in a number of industries, including retail, fine art and interior styling. She graduated from UCL in 2006 with a BA in History of Art and Material Studies - a degree which had a focus on the materiality of art works along with restoration and conservation practices. A few years later in 2009 she moved to Cornwall and studied for an MA in Textile Design at Falmouth University before moving back to London, where her studio is based now.
All our products are printed and manufactured in the United Kingdom.
Sustainability is a key part of the business, and much research is done to investigate the ethical, social and environmental practices involved in the creation of the fabrics used for our products.
All of our prints are inspired by the places we find in our urban environments, see some of the images below and visit our blog for more info...