Amber Hards is a British knitwear designer, currently based in Bristol.
Finding inspiration in nature, from history and art, Amber’s signature designs combine beautiful yarns with modern and innovative designs. Everything is knitted by hand on vintage domestic knitting machines and uses a mix of natural & unusual specialist yarns. Experimenting with texture and techniques, Amber creates individual pieces which are luxurious to touch and challenge what knitwear can be.
Amber has also created a line of ready to wear knitwear, the Kingston Collection, which is available online and in several retail outlets through the UK. This collection uses her luxury natural yarns creating simple and classic accessories and clothing, all designed, handknitted and finished in her studio in Bristol.
About the designer:
Amber graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 with a first class BA (HONS) in fashion/textile design and was selected to show at Graduate Fashion Week in the Bristol and Gala show. Following graduation her work has been exhibited as part of Shanghai Fashion week and as a finalist at the Knit and Stitch Graduate show where she was presented with an innovation award by the Craft Council. In 2014 Amber launched “WHERE’S YOUR MARY?” fashion collective, showcasing and connecting talent from Bristol. Amber recently designed and made a Christmas corgi jumper as part of Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day campaign, for the wax work model of the Queen to wear at Madame Tussaud’s over Christmas.
You can find out more & shop at www.amberhards.co.uk