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Who We Are

Since our founding, BIPOC in Fiber has had many other talented people contribute to the project. These include: 

  • Jeanette Sloan, our Founder and Director

  • Alyson Chu our Web Development Director

  • Textile artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown who created our thread logo

  • Graphic designer turned knitwear designer Jimenez Joseph who designed our promotional material 

  • Indie dyers Lola Johnson of Third Vault Yarns and 

  • Leila Bux of The Urban Purl

  • And jewellery designer Suraya Hussein of Mahliqa

  • Each of whom  created signature colourways and bespoke kits based on our brand identity to help raise funds for our initial crowdfunder campaign.

Nowadays the core team responsible for the day-to-day running of BIPOC in Fiber consists of just Jeanette and Alyson. And, as the scope of our work widens we’ll be bringing in the expertise of consultants such as Sandra Trotman-Meadows M.B.E. whose experience working with the Campaign for Race Equality and Bristol City Council will prove invaluable.

Meet the Core Team

Jeanette Sloan B.E.M.


Jeanette is a Black British knitwear designer who created the POC Designers & Crafters List after writing about the lack of diversity in the fibre arts in her articles ‘Black People Do Knit’ and ‘A Colourful Debate’.The positive response to the POC list (the first of its kind) led her to set up BIPOC in Fiber.

Away from BiF Jeanette is a tutor, speaker, author of books on handknitting, regular contributor to Laine magazine and runs her own business

Alyson Chu


American-born Alyson takes care of all things tech-related at BIPOC in Fiber being responsible for Web Development and day-to-day maintenance of the website.


Away from BiF Alyson  is the founder & publisher of crochet magazine Moorit and the co-host of the Keep Calm and Carry Yarn podcast.

Meet the Team

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