Archive (Year): 2021
Building sustainable company.
Whilst Rapture & Wright draw upon the artisan traditions of the past, they look to the future by minimising the environmental impact of their print production. Key to these aims has been the development of a ground breaking, environmentally sustainable print works, allowing them to work within the highest ecological standards.
We believe that in house production gives us a holistic oversight of the entire process from the production of the cloth, through printing and waste disposal to the packaging and dispatch of orders.
Winners of Homes and Gardens Sustainability Award 2021
Judges Comments: Rapture & Wright’s handmade fabrics and wallpapers are manufactured in-house to leave the smallest environmental imprint possible. Among its list of credentials, which include UK-based production, mechanical rather than chemical processes, printing to order, renewable energy and a 2030 self-sufficiency goal, the company has developed a groundbreaking studio that uses an ecological treatment system to break down print waste through a series of living ponds.
‘This impressed me as they have thoroughly designed their production process,’ says Sebastian Cox. ‘It’s exactly the kind of forward-thinking approach textile manufacturing needs.’
Several years in the planning, this ground breaking studio is part of a holistic plan to work within the highest ecological standards across all areas of the business. Visitors will be able to tour the studio, view the printing and production process and see the pioneering "living water" system, that increases biodiversity and habitat creation, while cleaning our print waste on site.
Also available to view will be an exciting new collaboration with Amy Kent Rugs, alongside the full collection of fabrics and wallpapers from Rapture & Wright.
Booking is advisable as numbers are limited. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you
We are showing our new fabrics and wallpapers at Focus/21 at Chelsea Harbour form the 20th - 24th October . Peter will be giving a talk at Focus/21 on Wednesday 22nd September, 12pm.
Thinking Small in a Global World.
Peter Thwaites and Amy Kent, who recently collaborated on a range of rugs, discuss how the rise of small artisan and craft-based companies can have a positive impact and help create beneficial, local solutions to global issues.
Rapture & Wright student placements
We offer two month placements throughout the year in our print studio in Gloucestershire. Suitable for either textile students with a placement year or recently graduated textile students
We design and hand print upholstery fabrics and wallpapers in-house. The work placements are for 2-3 months at a time. The hours are 9am-5pm five days a week Monday to Friday. The placement is paid at £20 a day.
The student will take on roles including setting up for printing fabric and wallpaper, screen printing repeats, packing orders, helping clients select samples, sampling. Knowledge of screen printing is preferred but tuition will be given. Knowledge of colour mixing, material processes, handling of screens and other equipment will be gained from this placement experience. The small Rapture and Wright team are welcoming and friendly, and they are looking for a student who is energetic and keen to learn about the making and creation of interior design fabrics and wallpapers.
The placement student will need a car in order to commute to and from the studio and will need to find local accommodation. airbnb, spareroom.co.uk and booking.com have quite a few places available in and around Moreton-in-Marsh.
To apply, please send a CV and portfolio in PDF format to email@example.com
New for Spring 2021, Rapture & Wright launch a wallpaper version of their popular Albaicin fabric. Named after the Medieval Moorish district of the Spanish city of Granada, the winding streets of which resemble the design’s primary inspiration; artist Richard Long’s 1994, “White River Line.” A small photo this extraordinary work has been pinned to the studio ‘inspiration board’ for several years.
Hand printed in nine standard colourways. Bespoke colours available