meet rosie of rosie drake-knight luggage
WHO ARE YOU?
I'm Rosie Drake-Knight!
WHAT DO YOU MAKE?
I design, print and stitch leather luggage for fellow advocates of modern craft, whose loyalties lie within quality workmanship and traceability.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE.
I work from my home workshop. I’m lucky enough to live in a victorian terrace so there is plenty of lofty space for me to spread out. I have an industrial machine in my workspace downstairs, and my print table, cutting table and postal space is upstairs. It’s super light and bright and the convenience of working from home is ace.
TELL US ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND YOUR PRODUCTS?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I’m based in South Devon, England. I live on the coast and its a beautiful part of the world.
WHAT HAS BEEN MAKING YOU EXCITED LATELY?
I’m pregnant! So mainly baby related stuff. I’ve recently got back into knitting so i’ve been going wild on the baby sized knitwear (its much quicker than knitting for a fully grown human!) I’m also super passionate about sustainable design and ethical production, so I’m always excited about new discoveries in ethical fashion.
IF YOU COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
How funny! I was just saying to my husband last night, I’d love to learn to play Piano. I’m forever in awe of talented musicians.
COFFEE OR TEA?
Always Tea, always decaf.
ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
Morning! I’m up early every day, but theres no point chatting to me past 7pm because i’ve turned on hibernation mode.
WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN YOU ARE MAKING?
I listen to BBC Radio 6 Music all day. It wouldn’t be the same without the routine - it reminds me to stop for lunch!
SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF.
- I don’t have a middle name.
- I’m related to the British explorer, Sir Francis Drake.
- My favourite lunch is either a fish finger sandwich or scrambled eggs and kale.
- My favourite snack is dried soured cherries (you should try them).
- I love math.