Johanna Pinto, Textiles, Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholar 2017 – 2019

‘The opportunity offered by Abraaj has made it possible for me to learn from tutors like Jemma Ooi, experience London and gain a more holistic approach and appreciation for design. It’s great to be a part of The Abraaj Group of Scholars and I’m extremely grateful to have been selected to study here.’

Johanna has a degree in textile design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Bangalore, India. After graduating she worked for a renowned design house in Mumbai, and has created an independent print collection that combines hand painted and digital prints using local silk and digital printing facilities in India.

Johanna’s long term goal is to raise awareness of the rich traditions of Indian textiles, using local resources and empowering artisans who work on uniquely crafted textiles. Using design innovation, she hopes to develop new methods that will share the potential of Indian textiles on a global scale.

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