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TAYA FRANCIS

Taya Francis is a fashion designer from Nottingham.

Founded in 2019, Knit & Ting is a knitwear brand founded by designer Taya Francis that draws from the touchstones of her British upbringing and West Indian heritage. Through her exploration of what it means to exist between two distant islands, the Nottingham-born designer creates characterful and contemporary knitwear. Comprising intarsia techniques to create playful reinterpretations of nostalgic motifs and contemporary textiles patterns in experimental textures, Knit & Ting blends traditional British knitwear styles with Jamaican bootleg and D.I.Y culture. Influenced by dancehall culture, the brand’s expressive designs push the boundaries of traditional silhouettes, encapsulating 1970s Rude-boy characteristics with a conscious sensibility to sustainable design.