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Faith Johnson

PhD Work

PhD work

Textiles Through Jamaica

My research is situated at the meeting point between contemporary design, fashion and textiles. My research is about the relationship between cloth, culture and employability. The cultural exchanges that occur as a result of the development of textiles skills training to support women and girls, creating hybridised cultural forms, to increase employment pipelines for women in Jamaica, which recurring themes within my work. The correlation between personal history and future textiles skills for social change.



  • Faith Johnson
  • PhD


    School of Design


    Design Research, 2021–

  • I am an artist, cultural leader, cultural consultant and social entrepreneur. Founder of Caramel Rock and runs School College Fashion Week and Petra Fashion. My PhD research is based on the use of textiles frameworks that can be used to bring about economic change to the Caribbean. My mission is to empower women through the use of textiles in communities of the Caribbean and support the most vulnerable women and girls into fashion through the use of materials creating a level playing field for all, to bring about economic change in the industry, socially and culturally in Jamaica.

  • Degrees

  • MA Innovation Management CSM; BA Textiles
  • Experience

  • Managing Director, Caramel Rock