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I AM

an environmentalist
a designer
a researcher
an activist
a change-maker
an artist
a thinker 
a wakeboarder
a life student
a daughter
a late-night movie watcher
a shower singer
a dog-mom
a cat-mom
an earthling

 

BACKGROUND

Born in Guayaquil-Ecuador, Roberta completed her B.F.A. in Fibers with a minor in Design for Sustainability at the Savannah College of Art and Design (2018). She continued to get her MA Material Futures at UAL Central Saint Martins (2020). She has worked in an array of client projects with brands such as Maria Yee, Baume watches and Swarovski. 
Roberta is interested in the future textile economy and systemic thinking for ecological sustainability. Her work is constantly challenging the notion of waste and value through the use of by-products and left over material.

 

STATEMENT

I am a mixed media designer working between the digital and physical spaces for the textile industry.

To me, the role of design consists of exploring opportunities to help change the behavior and views of people towards a more sustainable lifestyle. I hope to impact the fashion industry and bring back the value of garments and textiles by creating innovative desirable designs from salvaged materials already in circulation.

As a maker, I feel the need to act upon the 'buy and throw' trend. I promote the idea that something doesn't become waste until we decide by working with reclaimed materials, fabrics and yarn.