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Thread Design and Development

Thread is a product design consultancy. We integrate expert textiles knowledge with traditional product design.

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Thread help clients expand ideas, identify practical solutions, and design effective products that deliver business value and real-world impact.

Our expertise and experience extends to both conventional and technical materials and processes, allowing us to produce practical designs built on our extensive understanding of the capabilities, benefits and limits of materials.

While we enjoy being involved from the start of the creative process, we can contribute to individual elements at any stage during the design and development of a product.

Our technical expertise and enthusiasm for what we do is a big part of what defines us, and we’ve collaborated with designers, engineering consultancies, manufacturers, brands and startups to create inspiring products.

Services

Materials and sourcing

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We source materials, fixtures and fittings from a wide range of suppliers, from local retailers to global manufacturers. Our materials library is continually growing and contains materials fromcotton canvas to highly technical textiles. We are continually looking for new fabrics to fulfil our clients needs

Work

Prosthesis cosmesis design: improved realism, longer life

Cosmesis Design Prototyping

Design thinking saves cost and adds realism to cosmetic leg covers

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Mamascent

Mamascent

Design and development for Mamascent, a bottle attachment that recreates the sensory benefits of breastfeeding for bottle-fed babies.

People

Rachel Tomlinson

Rachel Tomlinson

With a penchant for making products that have a distinct impact on a user’s quality of life, Rachel is our textiles specialist with a background in manufacturing and industrial design engineering.

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