Rosie Broadhead is an apparel designer and researcher specialising in biomaterials in the fashion industry. Founder of therapeutic clothing brand Skin Series and Textile Scientist at Ghent University.
Her research focuses on the skin microbiome and probiotic therapy as a solution for antibacterial finishes in textile using technology that works in synergy with the body. Rosie is a graduate of Central Saint Martins’ MA ‘Material Futures’ course and has a background as designer and Head of Sustainability at sportswear brand Perfect Moment and R&D at Rapha. Rosie’s work has been showcased during Milan Design Week, Dutch Design Week, London Design Festival and exhibited at Museum De Fundatie, The Design Museum, Naturalis Museum. Her work has been featured by the BBC and in publications including Forbes, British Vogue, i-D and The New York Times.
Through her interest in the skin and clothing interaction, her research focuses on how science and technology will influence the future of fashion. More recently she has co-founded, Surface Tension platform centred around realising the positive potential of materials.