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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Get To Know Me
I have loved designing and making clothes for as long as I can remember. My Grandma and Mum always sewed and made their own clothes and they inspired me to pursue a career in Fashion. I graduated with a first class honours degree in Fashion in 2008, but after several years working in the fashion industry for top High Street brands, I fell out of love with fast fashion and left to become a Fashion & Textiles teacher. I started making bespoke children's clothing after my niece and nephew were born in 2012 and 2015. My family loved the unique designs and were delighted to have special items that nobody else owned!
After volunteering with a Women's empowerment group in Moshi, Tanzania four years ago, I fell in love with the African culture the people and their fabrics. I came home with ideas and as many fabrics would possibly squeeze into my backpack and dreams of what creations I could make with all the gorgeous colourful prints!
After a little encouragement from friends and family I applied to do some markets. The first 'showing' of my clothing range was at a popular street market in Sheffield last April. I LOVED the buzz of the market and the reaction my clothing received - so I decided to make a go for it and set up my little business! My industry experience and degree means I am fully trained in pattern cutting and can create bespoke items from scratch. I like to experiment with fit and style to ensure the little people who wear my designs are confident and comfy - I design all my products with the ethos they are just perfect for playing out in!!
My dream is to donate a percentage of my profits to the charity I worked with to continue to empower this group of women each year, and hope to continue to source fabrics from the same areas I travelled in Africa. I am currently in talks with African Impact Foundation on how I can help women's empowerment groups across Africa and a future bigger dream of mine would be to out source some of the designing and making to one of the women's group in Africa - how cool would that be?!?!?