Kate Mawby

Kate Mawby is a Fashion, Textile and Surface Pattern Designer, as well as a Design Lecturer at the University of Navarra and a Yoga Teacher. She grew up in a small village near the Peak District in England, but has travelled and lived in many places, including New York, London and Bristol. She now lives in the north of Spain in Pamplona, with her partner, son and hairy cat.


Kate Mawby Design

Kate’s design work spans over 20 years, including fashion knitwear for established brands and small start-ups, as well as textiles for interiors. Academically she has achieved a first class Degree and a Masters with distinction. Her current interests lie in sustainability, artisanal craftsmanship and new technologies that can shape the future of textile production.

  • Clients: Flock by Nature, Posh Trading Company, Fenn Wright Manson, Ally-Bee, Myla, Coast, Plum Textiles and Pearl Knit.
  • UK
  • 2011 – Present
Kate Mawby Portfolio 2016 Flock by Nature design sketches
  • Senior Designer: Women’s Knitwear and Jersey
  • London
  • 2011
Kate Mawby knitwear design for Kew159
  • Designer: Women’s Sweaters & Cold Weather Accessories
  • New York
  • 2008 – 2010
  • Associate Designer: Women’s Sweaters
  • New York
  • 2005 – 2007
  • Assistant Designer: Women’s Sweaters, Jersey/Knits and Wovens
  • New York
  • 2004 – 2005
  • Freelance: Women’s Knitwear Designer
  • London
  • 2004
  • Internship: Knitwear Swatch Designer & Maker
  • Italy
  • 2002
  • Internship: Knitwear Swatch Designer & Maker
  • Brighton (UK)
  • 2002
  • Associate Lecturer – Degree in Design
  • Pamplona (Spain)
  • 2018 – Present
  • Associate Lecturer – Degree in Fashion Design
  • Pamplona (Spain)
  • 2017 – 2019
  • Associate Lecturer – BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles
  • Derbyshire (UK)
  • 2015 – 2016
  • Associate Lecturer – BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK)
  • 2014
  • Masters (level 7) with Distinction
  • Specialised in Knitted Textiles
  • Bath Spa University (Bath, UK)
  • 2014 – 2017
Kate Mawby Knitted Textural Pattern Design
  • Knitting Machine ‘Basic Design Course’
  • Derbyshire (UK)
  • 2016
  • Business Training for Entrepreneurs
  • London (UK)
  • 2012 – 2013
Kate Mawby Knitted Wool Blanket
  • First-Class Honours Bachelor Degree
  • Specialised in Knitwear
  • Northumbria University (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
  • 2000 – 2004
Kate Mawby fashion knitwear design degree collection
  • London Graduate Fashion Week 2004: Finalist for Best Knitwear Award
  • David Bethell Bursary 2003/04: Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters of London
  • Riccione Moda Italia 2004: Degree collection selected and presented on the runway in Italy
  • Sponsorships: Missoni, Todd and Duncan, Iafil and Z. Hinchliffe
  • BTEC National Diploma with Distinction
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme College (Staffordshire, UK)
  • 1999 – 2000

Kate Mawby Yoga

Kate teaches Vinyasa Yoga in English. It is a style of yoga that smoothly flows through a sequence of postures, connecting movement with breath. It is a dynamic practice that helps to increase flexibility, strength and mindfulness. She currently teaches yoga to dancers at La Faktoria in Pamplona.

  • Vinyasa Yoga classes/workshops for dancers in English
  • Pamplona (Spain)
  • 2019 – Present
  • Vinyasa Yoga classes in English
  • Pamplona (Spain)
  • 2018 – 2021
  • Vinyasa Yoga classes in English
  • Pamplona (Spain)
  • 2017 – 2018
  • Vinyasa Yoga and Kids Yoga classes in English
  • Pamplona (Spain)
  • 2017
  • Vinyasa Yoga classes
  • Bristol (UK)
  • 2015 – 2017
  • YTT 200hr – Frog Lotus Yoga International
  • Andalucía (Spain)
  • 2013
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