Ben established an avant garde menswear line, COPPERWHEAT, with his cousin Lee Copperwheat in 2009. Covered by publications like Dazed Digital, Vogue Italia, and Surface Magazine, collaborating with Palladium shoes and singer Miguel, COPPERWHEAT quickly generated excitement with its unusual combination of Ben’s distinctive hand printed designs, and Lee’s tailoring. Together they produced five collections shown during New York Fashion Week, “London to New York,” “End of Empire,” “Brave New World,” “Urban Warrior,” and “Smash it Up.”
Copperwheat has provided textile direction and created print collections to some of the world’s most renowned brands, including: Gucci, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som, Edun, Pret A Surf, Victorinox Swiss Army, Stephen Burrows, 3.1 Phillip Lim, DKNY, and Daryl K.
His work is commissioned by personalities and organizations like Beyoncé and Blue Ivy, Boy George, Liza Minelli, Pat Cleveland, Isabella Blow, Rod Thomas and David Collins Studio.
Ben Copperwheat lives and works in Savannah, Georgia.