Roberta Lebed Llopart was born in Guayaquil-Ecuador, she completed her B.F.A. in Fibres with a minor in Design for Sustainability at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She continued to get her MA Material Futures at UAL Central Saint Martins.
Roberta is interested in the future textile economy and systemic thinking for ecological sustainability. Her work is constantly challenging the notion of waste and value through the use of by-products and left over material.
She’s a mixed media designer working between the digital and physical spaces for the textile industry.
The role of design consists on exploring opportunities to help change the behaviour and views of people towards a more sustainable lifestyle. She has hope to impact the fashion industry and bring back the value of garments and textiles by creating innovative desirable designs from salvaged materials already in circulation.
As a maker, Roberta feels the need to act upon the 'buy and throw' trend. She promotes the idea that something doesn't become waste until we decide by working with reclaimed materials, fabrics and yarn.