Made in Islington: Meet Lizzie, the woman behind Islington Design District, who prints cushions in Camden Passage

PUBLISHED: 16:32 08 August 2016

Lizzie Evans, owner of Smug in Camden Passage (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

Lizzie Evans, owner of Smug in Camden Passage (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

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Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington. This week, we speak to Lizzie Evans of Smug about her screen-printed designs.

Lizzie Evans, owner of Smug in Camden Passage (Picture: Nigel Sutton)Lizzie Evans, owner of Smug in Camden Passage (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

Lizzie Evans is one of our borough’s up-and-coming design names.

The 32-year-old founder of “lifestyle” shop Smug will be launching a range of printed patterns on September 17 to celebrate the upcoming London Design Festival.

“My patterns will be printed on fabric products such as cushions and accessories, on ceramics such a mugs, plates and bowls, and paper products such as notebooks, wrapping paper and cards,” Lizzie told the Gazette.

The collection is inspired by her recent visits to Portugal and screen printed in her Camden Passage workshop.

Lizzie grew up in Highbury and has so much civic pride she set up an “Islington Design District” for the festival, complete with a map that guides shoppers around stores where they can collect stickers and claim rewards.

The map is currently available free in all Islington Design District stores. For more, visit the London Design Festival’s Islington microsite.

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