In 2004 I began to research an idea for curating an exhibition surveying sustainable fashion. In May 2006 Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK opened at the Crafts Council Gallery in London. Around this time the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles gave me ten shirts that had belonged to the late textile designer Christine Risley. I used a collection of objects from her studio to create digital photographic dye sublimation print designs. I radically re-cut the shirts, and the off-cuts were used to embellish the new garments, and were also used to make limited edition bags by Barbara Lee.
“Earley has brought passion and dynamism to the Crafts Council, raising a flag for craft and design examined in a profound way”. (Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune, 2006)