Emily started the brand whilst studying her degree at London College of Fashion. She continued drawing alongside the course, and submitted an extra project of printed scarves in her third year alongside her womenswear collection, which started the journey of Emily Carter London.
Emily's primary value was to create a brand focussing on traditional British craftsmanship, with each design illustrated by hand, unique in design and inspired by her love of nature. Emily was passionate about supporting British manufacturing, and still produces all products in the UK. Emily also continues to hand draw each design by hand, with pen and paper.
Emily became a member of the British Fashion Council in 2016 and she began exhibiting at London and Paris Fashion Week. Over the years she organically built up the brand alongside her design position at Harrods which she left in 2020. She has since received numerous awards for her work, such as Forbes 30 Under 30, and has stocked her products internationally in stores such as Liberty, Harvey Nichols & Selfridges.
Alongside the brand, Emily designs for other brands such as Harrods and Aspinal of London, and has illustrated for various books and wildlife publications. She also works with The Prince's Trust, UKFT and universities such as UAL to support emerging designers and entrepreneurs.
Emily Carter is an award-winning British designer based in London, specialising in hand illustrated silk accessories and interiors. The collections are inspired by a lifelong interest in the natural world, where each design tells its own unique and individual story.
The design process begins with a detailed original drawing, where endless experiments in colour and composition lead to the finished design.
Printed on high quality materials and hemmed and packaged by hand, every product is made in England to the highest standard. With emphasis on timeless and original design, our products are intended to be treasured for a lifetime, and are made using the finest British craftsmanship.
Emily Carter is now stocked internationally, and has been featured in publications such as British Vogue, Forbes & The Financial Times. Our luxury accessories have been worn by icons such as Kate Moss, and we have worked on private commissions for celebrity clients including Angelina Jolie.
The word ‘craft’ has become a signifier of value, and represents the importance of knowledge, skill and above all, ingenuity involved in any creative process. Each Emily Carter product is illustrated and finished by hand, emphasising the value of timeless and original design.
Our products are proudly made in England, and we produce in small quantities to avoid waste. Any faulty items are sold in sample sales, and due to the fact that many product ranges are made-to-order, we don’t hold any excess stock. Our packaging is also recyclable and plastic-free where possible.
Quality plays an essential role in the sustainability of this industry, and for this reason our products are ethically manufactured from the best quality fabrics, and are designed to last a lifetime.
Each of our products is illustrated and designed by Emily with pen and paper.
All of our products are proudly made in England, using the best quality fabrics and printing techniques.
We work with a small selection of UK factories which we have proudly supported for the last 8 years.
Our packaging is recyclable, biodegradable or made from recycled materials where possible.
Our products are produced in small quantities and are not discarded or discontinued each season.