Sofia Hott is a Chilean textile designer and researcher. She has experience of more than 10 years researching rural textile traditions and working with artisan communities in South America. Her inspiration as a weaver comes from her Andean roots and the pre-Columbian cultures, creating woven pieces that help to re-connect to the ancestral past and to revalue the ancient sacred traditions.
She recently graduated in MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London. Working with handcrafts and textile heritage has connected her deeply with traditional techniques and local materials, generating a focus on cultural sustainability.
Sofia has carried out collections and projects researching different natural fibres and techniques of ancient societies, in which the use of non-conventional materials (such as human hair and red iron oxide) can have a revival today as sustainable materials.