Our Story

PatternLab is the brainchild of Ralph and Mike who met back in 2014 over a shared idea. Despite living on opposite sides of the planet, Ralph in London and Mike in rural Australia, together over a number of years, and in their spare time, have built PatternLab from the ground up, developing it into a highly complex and versatile software system, making PatternLab a true testament to the power of collaboration over the internet.

Since April 2018, both Mike and Ralph have quit their jobs to focus their full energy on PatternLab. They are constantly experimenting and brainstorming to refine the drafting process, bring their customers more dynamic products and update the Lab with exciting new features.

“PatternLab started off as an idea that over the years has developed into a passion and an addiction.  There have been many ups and downs along the way. We almost gave up at one point! I think it is fair to say, we are both incredibly proud of PatternLab and can’t wait to see where it takes us next.”

Ralph Pink

Ralph Pink is a fashion designer and pattern cutter from London.  For the past four years, he has been researching, designing and developing an automatic drafting process that works for a large range of body types and sizes. Ralph has over 10 year’s experience working in the fashion industry. He has designed and cut couture collections for London Fashion Week and set up his own sewing pattern line. Before this, he was a prolific blogger creating tutorials on corsetry construction, design concept, print design, and illustration.


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