After nearly five years in the Seven Dials area, we have relocated to a larger unit in the South Lanes development. Despite the current pressures on the retail sector, we have grown over the last year and the larger premises will enable us to meet the demand from our wonderfully supportive customers, and continue developing.
June 15th is the day non-essential shops such as mine can open their doors again. Unfortunately, it is proving problematic in how I am able to provide the same service with the guidelines I know have to be followed to keep myself and my customers safe. I firmly believe these rules have to be followed and I am working on ways to do this safely. Here are my plans for my little boutique in Seven Dials.
It is a worrying time with our focus on our health, our loved ones - and our community. With daily changes to what we are advised to do and limited knowledge of what position the UK will be in in the coming months, I have put together some information on how we will continue to run our label and boutique.
I was recently approached by Liberty London to be featured in their #libertymaker series, which spotlights designers using their luxurious printed silks. To be acknowledged by a company we have admired for so long has completely blown me away! Read the full interview here.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a neighbourhood filled with designers and makers. I grew up in Archway, North London in an area surrounded by clothing factories, while my mum worked as a sample machinist at home. By the age of 8 I was helping 'turn the loops' - which meant making rouleau straps for my pocket money. I would sit in my mum's workroom - which she still has set up today - surrounded by fabrics and using the off cuts to make outfits for my dolls.