Emma’s story: Day 323

Emma’s story: Day 323

Emma Cank, Founder of The Imperfect Wood Company Making hand-made painted wooden signs using reclaimed wood and eco-friendly paints in support of three national charities  I am a mum of three and have been making and hand-painting wood signs since 2011 – originally...
Ruth’s story: Day 317

Ruth’s story: Day 317

Ruth Watchorn, Owner of The Little Cottage Gift Company An online boutique stocking an array of hand-picked vintage and antique items, as well as exclusive handmade pieces A lot is expected of women these days… I don’t have a partner and I can’t have children....
Georgina’s story: Day 316

Georgina’s story: Day 316

Georgina Fihosy, Brand Owner at AfroTouch Design An Afrocentric brand that celebrates West African culture in a unique and colourful way through greetings cards and gift items I’m often asked how I manage to balance having a hectic full-time job; running a household...
Elif’s story: Day 314

Elif’s story: Day 314

Elif Köse, Owner of Elif Köse Boutique Offering a unique range of clothing and accessories, along with a bespoke dressmaking service for something extra-special  A young Turkish girl – speaking only a few words of English – arrives in Brighton with no more than a...
Becky’s story: Day 313

Becky’s story: Day 313

Becky Harrison, Owner of Sew Versatile A York-based seamstressing service tackling anything that fits under the sewing machine – from bespoke garments to soft furnishings I started my sewing business in summer 2014 after hitting some pretty major life speed...
Moira’s story: Day 309

Moira’s story: Day 309

Moira Morriss, Founder of Moira Morriss Memorials Specialising in designing, making and installing bespoke memorials, headstones and cremation plaques When I was studying Fine Art at university, I fell head over heels in love with stone. It’s the one medium where I...