Kristel Erga is from Stavanger, Norway, and completed her BA in Fashion and Textile Design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, Italy in 2009. While assisting fashion designers Leila Hafzi (Oslo) and Osman Yousefzada (London) after graduation, she decided to specialise in sustainable design through an MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Among the peaks of her career thus far was participating in the Habitus Baltic 2010 competition for young European fashion designers in Riga with her own collection and exhibiting her magnetic wallpaper in London at the Surface Design Show.
Designer Kristel Erga says good riddance to waste created by the fashion and textile industry. With her magnetic wallpaper, she documents how textile scraps can be recycled into raw material for new production. The magnetic wallpaper, which draws on production surplus from well-known Norwegian fashion designer Leila Hafzi, is an interactive product which enables you to piece together your own wall décor.