''I love observing material trends and creating stories around them.''


Rachel Higginbottom is a designer specialized in intimate apparel. Using her international design background and passion for materials, Rachel founded Tactile Trends in 2016.

Tactile Trends serves as a collaborative platform to showcase future ideas and observations centered on sustainability and innovation in materials.

'Each season I research various topics related to material innovation and sustainability. This approach enables me to publish in-depth research which I communicate via trend forecasts, interviews and reviews, resulting in collaborative perspectives on material futures'.

You can learn about upcoming issues of Tactile Trends and also find out about contributing relevant content by heading to the contact page here.

Who Reads Tactile Trends?

The readers of Tactile Trends are creative professionals that enjoy visual storytelling and value quality over quantity. They are passionate about innovation, processes and technology in materials whether it be in the area of fashion, interior or industrial design. 

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