keynote lecture | guest speaker: David Huit

Co- founder of Hiut Denim Co.

During the first day of conference week we were given the opportunity to attend a lecture run by guest speaker David Hiut. It was such an honor to be able to hear his story of success and his attitude towards his business. The journey he had taken to get where he is now was one of the most inspirational and engaging speeches is have ever heard.

Having sold his previous business Howies to Timerland he spoke about how he found himself running a global business and recently having his own window at Selfridge’s as part of their “Bright New Things” exhibition.

Leaving the lecture had me feeling so driven within my own work and some of the words he had said stayed on my mind. I was so very grateful to be given such wonderful words of advise from some who has come from the bottom, accepted and flourished failure but used all the negatives moments in his life to reflect and move on from.

“Define your fears not your goals” 
Interesting things happen when you do interesting things
“Dreams should scare you”
“Purpose makes you strong. Purpose + ideas = change”



  • Six months without washing.
  • No cold dips in the bath.
  • No showers.
  • Rain happens, get an umbrella.
  • Freezing them is allowed.
  • Airing them on a washing line is allowed.
  • Rest days are allowed.
  • If you are going to try, go all the way.

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BA textiles - Cardiff School of Art and Design

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