Lettie’s story: Day 126

Lettie’s story: Day 126

Lettie Pattinson, Co-Founder and CEO of The Design Studio (TDS) A daughter-mother duo who specialise in creating handmade one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories Mum lectured in fashion textiles for more than 20 years, so I grew up around the industry to some extent....
Bhavini’s story: Day 117

Bhavini’s story: Day 117

Bhavini Lakhani, Founder of B81 Designs A freelance graphic designer specialising in branding and all things design from brief to print Drawing on walls aged five, it was my destiny I’d do something creative when I grew up! Working as a print graphic designer for a...
Ashlea’s story: Day 64

Ashlea’s story: Day 64

Ashlea Atigolo, Founder of EBYAK The first female fashion designer to create the UK’s first men’s sustainable streetwear collection  Prior to forging a career in the fashion industry, I spent 15 years working in education. Some people reasonably assume...
Carly’s story: Day 57

Carly’s story: Day 57

Carly Thompsett, Founder of Anaphase Store An up-and-coming clothing, homeware and accessories company based in Cardiff The first enterprise award I won was for picking myself back up after taking a massive punch to the face! I was convinced my first self-designed...
Stacey’s story: Day 23

Stacey’s story: Day 23

Stacey Dennis, Director of Love Layla Designs Designing and printing rude and cheeky greetings cards for any occasion! My business, which today has an annual turnover of about £1.5m, was built on £30 and a whole lot of googling! In January 2015, we’d just had a tough...