Originally from the North West, Robert worked in national newspapers and magazines before going on to complete an MA in the History of Art, specialising in fashion and textile arts. He joined Hand & Lock in 2013 and oversees the company's digital and print communications.
An accomplished storyteller, Robert is at the forefront of Hand & Lock’s mission to educate the public on all matters relating to high-end hand embroidery. He conducts tours of the atelier and delights in sharing the anecdotes and historical quirks of the company with anyone that will listen.
Determined to modernise Hand & Lock, Robert was keen to develop the company’s digital output, redeveloping the website, eCommerce site and embracing social media. At the same time his love for Print media can be seen in the production of the annual magazine ‘Issue’.
In addition to working at Hand & Lock, Robert has written academic papers exploring contemporary and historic fashions as well as the modern textile arts.
"As enthusiastic about handcraft as he is about good communication, Robert think's he's a bit of a comedian. What bit we're not sure"