Martine Rose, Tea Towels

As part of the wider engagement programme, on Windrush day this year, tea towels designed by internationally recognised designer Martine Rose will be distributed to Windrush descendants alongside a letter from Cllr Carole Williams, Hackney’s Windrush lead. These tea towels pay homage to the Caribbean tradition of inscribing tea towels with family recipes. Martine Rose recalls this tradition with vibrancy and colour, her graphic works envisaged in two striking designs, one with the recipe for the iconic caribbean dish, ackee and saltfish. Through colour and illustrative imagery, Rose’s work interweaves her own caribbean culture into contemporary keepsakes for the local community, tokens of appreciation for their role in shaping Hackney into the borough it is today

About Martine Rose 

Martine Rose is an internationally recognised menswear designer. Founder of the Martine Rose label, Rose is inspired by her Jamaican heritage as well as her London upbringing, the music and rave cultures a prominent inspiration for her designs and aesthetics. Rose had collaborated with Nike, appeared on runways across the world and continues to be a pioneering voice in menswear fashion. 

This project is part of the Hackney Windrush public programme curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council, supported by Freelands Foundation.