Antonia’s story: Day 339

Antonia’s story: Day 339

Antonia Mungai, Founder of The Cheshire Soap Company, The Cheshire Soap School and Be Blessed Handcrafted natural soaps made with the finest oils, butters and botanicals for the ultimate bathing experience I’m a logical person and I like maths and science, but I also...
Ali’s story: Day 336

Ali’s story: Day 336

Ali Groschl, Founder of smARTsy On a mission to make the art of glass fusion accessible to all I was a primary school teacher for 22 years – having come relatively late to the profession aged 27. I absolutely loved my career and had the pleasure of teaching in a...
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...