Susan Cropper arrived in London 30 years ago with her homesick English husband, so she sees London both as a traveler and a longtime denizen.
After studying textile design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she then graduated from The School of Visual Arts. Leaving a job with Mademoiselle magazine at Conde Nast as well as her family, friends and roots in NYC, she picked up sticks and went across the ocean to make a life in London.
After her arrival in London, Susan worked as a graphic designer, art director and stylist on numerous publications while having three children and raising her young family. In 2005 she opened her Islington shop, Loop, a warm and inviting space full to the brim with gorgeous yarns and haberdashery sourced from around the world, inspiring sample garments, and eclectic artwork.