Designs for the Tetley's 2015 collection2015
For the 2015 Tetley's Collection commission I have taken as my starting point photographs from the Tetley's archive. I was interested in images of people working, at all levels of production, both men and women. Many of the images I selected were used as promotional material and some of the scenarios look a bit set-up, however I was attracted to a feeling of sincerity in the images. These were the real people who worked for a large company, each with a set role in a distinct department. From the people at the top planning and managing to those sticking labels on bottles – everyone had a job to do. I was completely charmed by this vision of a lost world of labour and production and am aware that I have been seduced by these nostalgic images.