Rosie Broadhead is an apparel designer specialising in biomaterials in the fashion industry. She is a graduate from Central Saint Martins’ MA ‘Material Futures’ course and has a background as designer and Head Sustainability at ski wear brand Perfect Moment and the R&D department at cycling brand Rapha. She is interested in the interaction between skin and clothing, and how science and technology will influence the future of fashion. By looking at what is natural on our bodies, Rosie looks at how we can create sustainable yet functional clothing. Through collaboration with scientists, her work focuses on developing materials and clothing that are healthy for our skin, have minimal impact on the environment, and use technology that works in synergy with the body. More recently she has co-founded Surface Tension, a platform centred around realising the positive potential of materials.


Exhibitions & Talks


2021 Surface Tension Virtual Exhibition
2021 Feb – The Alternative Design Podcast, Episode 1

2021 Britsh Fashion Council, Fashion Forum Podcast ‘Futuristic interactions between our bodies, materials and the environment‬’

2021 Material Designers, Boosting talent towards circular economies

2020 Future Materials Bank, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands

2020 August – ALMA x SKIN SERIES with Female Biophiliia

2020 July- MADe Material Designer Finalist
2020 April- ‘Dream Sleep Sounds’, The Earth Issue
2020 April- ‘Slip’, Late Works, London
2020 April- ‘How to Make’ With Zoe Laughlin, BBC FOUR
2020 Feb- Green Product Award Nominee, Munich
2020 Jan- You Fab, Global Creative Award, Finalist, Tokyo
2020 Jan- ‘Future Fabric Expo’ The Sustainable Angle
2019 Nov- ‘Microbiome Inside Out’ Naturalis Museum, Leiden
2019 Oct- ‘United Matters’ Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2019 Sept- ‘Bio Design Here and Now’ Open Cell, LDF
2019 June- Material Futures Degree Show, Central Saint Martins’
2019 May-July -Yksi Expo ‘Milan Re-Used’, Eindhoven
2018 April – Ventura Futures, Milan Design Week
2018 Nov – ‘Futures Factories’ Design Museum, London





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