Fearless Steps: hand drawn greetings cards

Fearless Steps: hand drawn greetings cards for people of colour

Cheryl Devonish, the woman behind Fearless Steps, creates modern hand drawn greetings cards for people of colour with positive and diverse imagery and messages. Fearless Steps has been featured in The Voice newspaper, an Enfield newspaper, and trade magazine Greetings Today. In 2016, she was invited by Sonia Brown MBE to speak about her business at Digital Catapult in Kings Cross. She also sells bookmarks, … Continue reading Fearless Steps: hand drawn greetings cards for people of colour

Cocoon Home Interiors

Cocoon Home Interiors

DT caught up with Angela Constantinou about her bespoke soft furnishings company, Cocoon Home, back in 2016. Since then she has launched her bespoke interior textiles business, Cocoon Home Interiors. Tell us about the new fabrics business! I work with British artists to produce interior textiles (fabrics for curtains and upholstery). The artists get a royalty from every metre sold and they’ve had an advance … Continue reading Cocoon Home Interiors

Box of Prints

Zara Afflick is the founder of Box of Prints. Tell us about Box of Prints! Box of Prints specialises in creating uniquely printed fabrics. We help people bring their stories to life through print design. Our motto is ‘prints with a purpose.’ We produce in-house prints for interior or fashionwear fabrics made from quality silks or cottons. We encourage others to get creative and design … Continue reading Box of Prints

Franklin Boateng aka King Of Trainers

Franklin Boateng aka King Of Trainers regularly shares news and updates about trainers with his 130k Instagram followers. A social media consultant, Franklin has collaborated with brands including Footlocker, Stance Socks, New Balance, Puma, Nike and Adidas. He runs online jobs board Footwear Jobs and is responsible for awards show Drop of the Year where people vote on trainer releases from the past year. How … Continue reading Franklin Boateng aka King Of Trainers

A chat with high-end womenswear designer Malene Oddershede Bach

Malene Oddershede Bach started her namesake fashion label in 2011 specialising in high-end womenswear clothing which is sold worldwide. Their main stockists are Fenwick department store and Nordstrom. Malene’s collection appears in showrooms during New York and Paris Fashion Week every year and have their first on-schedule fashion show during London Fashion Week this season. ‘Hopefully the show we’re doing in London is going to … Continue reading A chat with high-end womenswear designer Malene Oddershede Bach

Tottenham Textiles: the sportswear atelier working with young people

Luis Lopez-Smith started Tottenham Textiles three and a half years ago. They are a small team: Luis, Holly and Megan (who Luis used to teach at Middlesex University) and Jamz their apprentice. They also regularly provide work experience and mentoring opportunities. Luis says they are a sportswear atelier at their heart. ‘We put the same level of work into our product as high-end makers. Our … Continue reading Tottenham Textiles: the sportswear atelier working with young people

Martine Rose: the menswear designer from Tottenham making waves

Menswear designer Martine Rose is influenced by Tottenham and was based here for ten years. She has had fashion shows at Seven Sisters Market and Stronghold Climbing Centre. When did you first realise you were interested in fashion? I’ve always been really into clothes I would say more than fashion – what people wear, why they wear it, where they wear it – it’s fascinating. … Continue reading Martine Rose: the menswear designer from Tottenham making waves

STM Studio: an interview with celeb hairdresser Simon Maynard

DT popped in to Simon Maynard’s studio in South Tottenham for a cuppa and a chat. How long have you been doing hair? I started cutting hair when I was 12, started my apprenticeship at 15 and I’m 48 now. How did that come about? My mum was always into hairdressing. I was quite independent by the age of 12 and I went to get … Continue reading STM Studio: an interview with celeb hairdresser Simon Maynard

Selma Nicholls talks Looks Like Me

Tottenham local Selma Nicholls has dedicated everything she has to her business and her passion for her work is infectious. Looks Like Me is a talent and casting agency which aims to raise the profile of under-represented groups in the advertising and fashion world. They currently focus on children from a few months old up to the age of 10. Selma explained that it all … Continue reading Selma Nicholls talks Looks Like Me