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Feature: Textiles - underfoot inspiration

A few years ago, in her haste to get ready for a night out, Kelly Atkins abandoned the ironing board in favour of ironing her clothes on the carpet. The result was not just a scorched carpet but a unique business idea that made Kelly founder of the company Carpet-Burns. Studying for a BA in Applied Arts at Derby University Atkins saw the potential of the inadvertently melted carpet, which had left a hard plastic surface, and embarked on a three year research and development project ...