Alison Taylor began her career as a knitwear designer back in the 1980’s when she ran her own business and manufactured in Wales and Scotland. Selling all over the world, she cultivated many famous clients and even designed for television. America was her largest market with her customers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman. In the UK she sold to Browns and Liberty London. Alison also designed for Bill Gibb, Tommy Nutter, Ralph Lauren and Burberry. She has most recently returned to her roots and has started to revive her love of wool and knitted textiles.
Her work was included inthe 1987 book “The Textiles of Wales’ by Ann Sutton artist, designer and author in history, resource and guide to the traditions and directions of the Textile Industry in Wales. During that period she was asked to design a knitwear collection that complemented Ann Sutton’s fabrics developed and woven in a Welsh mill. Through researching Welsh blankets and making various trips to the National Wool Museum in Drefach Velindre Alison has revisited a knitted response to traditional woven fabrics.