Chloe Benham is a multi-disciplinary textile designer, specialising in print, with a high regard for craftsmanship in design, based in London.
As a printmaker who loves their craft with a strong focus on sustainability, Chloe’s exploration has been understanding her relationship with print and detaching from the established dependence on synthetic dyes. She is exploring the benefits of living colour systems, which can provide an alternative to the environmentally harmful practices caused by the textile dye industry. Building on her extensive knowledge of colour and dyes, this investigation has re-conceptualised and reacquainted her process with colour and love for her craft, whilst modernising traditional print techniques.
Alongside this research, Chloe is a co-director of SustainLab at the Royal College of Art, which has informed her practice and allowed her to connect with likeminded individuals in sharing ideas towards more conscious design choices.
Haberdashers Textiles Scholarship 2021 & 2022, re-awarded in 2022 for my work at The Royal College of Art.
RCA x Logitech Grand Challenge Finalist 2021: New Economic Model for the Ocean.
Finalist for the Batsford Prize 2018, Applied Art category.
RCA SustainLab, LEGACY, 2023, Hockney Gallery.
Premiere Vision, 2020, with Arts University Bournemouth.
New Designers, 2020, Online Show Case.
London Print Fair, 2018, with Arts University Bournemouth.