After working in textile, fashion and product design companies in Italy, Austria and Germany, Miriam graduated with distinction from the MA Textile Futures course at Central Saint Martins. As an independent designer and researcher she has completed consultancy engagements for a range of industry clients - including Nissan, VF Corporation, Sloggi, Unilever and Microsoft - where she developed concepts for the future relevance of materials. Miriam’s design research explores material and people focused processes for sustainable manufacturing, combining digital methods with collaborative design approaches. She recently contributed to the CCW Enterprise collective and the FireUP project at the University of the Arts London, delivering knowledge transfer projects in various roles.
She is co-founder of the design initiative 'vectors' and co-curated the exhibition 'Design Beyond Making’ in October 2013. In January 2014 she received funding from COST, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, to develop a science-design collaboration with technical scientists at Chalmers University of Technology and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
Miriam Ribul is the Research Assistant at Textiles Environment Design (TED), where she contributes to the MISTRA Future Fashion project, set up to create systemic change within the fashion industry. She acted as Assistant Curator on the Textile Toolbox exhibition. Miriam is also Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London and teaches the cross-disciplinary 'Sustainable Design' Elective at Chelsea College of Arts.