Trish Belford has pioneered innovative textile printing company since starting Belford Prints Limited (1984-2004) where she designed for a range of renown fashion designers and houses. Now working as Senior Research Fellow at the Belfast School of Art, Belford’s research into Shadow Tissue, fabric generated through print and weave, and environmental textiles (Catalytic Clothing) has seen her continue to investigate and work with exciting and new processes. Currently working with concrete and textiles,  Belford’s Tactility Factory (previously Girli Concrete) offers a cutting edge use for enterprising textiles.