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 Inspirational ladies: Mum & Nan

Inspirational ladies: Mum & Nan

From the very young age of just 5 I knew that my path towards a career in the fashion industry had already in some ways been laid out for me. I had this huge love and attachment to the most divine peach coloured knitted angora wool cardigan that my mum had fashioned for me many years earlier and I could not let it escape my clutches even when I was 10 and twice my size I still tried to wear it.

 Crotchet bikini by Pat Richards, circa 1985

Crotchet bikini by Pat Richards, circa 1985

As I grew up I started to feel a real appreciation towards to the beautiful wardrobe of clothes my mum and nan had lovingly sewn, knitted, crotched and altered for me by hand over many years and I had hoped to one day inherit their skill.

I was fortunate to enough to learn the age-old skill of dressmaking and although both my Mum and Nan are no longer with us in this world, I am constantly inspired by their enduring sense of style from when I get dressed in the morning to when I put ranges together to present to clients in a showroom.

Who inspires you everyday, in business and in life?

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