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Lisa Bailey

Initially studying Fashion in London in 1986 Lisa moved to Bristol to complete her degree in 1989 and has lived in the city ever since. She worked in several areas of the industry, including running her own fashion label that was sold through independent retail outlets as well as exhibiting at The Clothes Show Live and trade shows. She is experienced in producing bespoke bridal wear and worked for two bridal wear companies based in Bristol. Skilled in working with leather she is particularly fascinated with up-cycling leather using old, discarded garments to make newly created designs. Lisa is experienced in co-ordinating fashion shows and has worked with a broad range of creative practices, presenting and exhibiting work including various community projects.

Lisa holds a PGCE and has taught fashion to a broad range of levels in post compulsory education for over 20 years (FE & HE). She offers consultations, private tuition and trouble shooting tutorials by arrangement and delivers group classes through the stitch-up studios at The Island.

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Zero Tolerance Pledge

The Island is proud to sign up to the Bristol Zero Tolerance Pledge!

Our event staff at our Basement Venue recently updated their Good Night Out Training as part of our pledge to support Bristol Zero Tolerance to address gender-based harassment. During the training we were reminded of the amazing range of people who use our building and the great people we work with to put on events. The training re-enforces our commitment to equality and empowers our staff and visitors to take appropriate action should anyone be feeling harassed on our premises.