We are delighted to welcome award-winning British designer Emily Carter to Team Rabot for our latest illustration commission, the hummingbird print. Specialising in hand-drawn silk accessories, stationery and furnishings, Emily takes inspiration from the beauty of natural history, flora and fauna for her unique designs.
Having studied Fashion Textiles at the London College of Fashion, followed by time at The Royal College of Art, Emily is a member of the British Fashion Council and has exhibited at both London and Paris Fashion Week since 2015. Featured regularly in publications such as British Vogue, Stylist and The Financial Times, Emily is passionate about supporting British manufacturing in order to promote ethical labour and sustainable production, values that are also at the core of Rabot.
Proudly printed in England and made in small quantities by London-based independent tailors, all of Emily’s creations use recyclable packaging and are plastic-free where possible.
Three species of hummingbird thrive in Saint Lucia, feasting on rich nectar from the tropical flowering plants. Their eponymous ‘hum’ is actually the result of forces created by the motion of their wings and you’ll be doing well to spot one when in full flight – they can fly at almost 55km per hour! Watching them dart, twist and turn is like watching choreography in motion.
We love how Emily has captured the bird hovering to feed (something it can do up to 48 times a day, which puts lockdown snacking in perspective!) and can’t wait to start using the illustration on our products.
To discover Emily’s full range of beautiful scarves, prints, homewares and stationery, visit her online here.