Indigowares: The Sustainable Wheathampstead Fashion Brand

Indigowares

We meet Lisa Reddings, the Wheathampstead local who is behind the sustainable brand Indigowares, to discover fashion with a difference Pre-Indigowares, what was your background in the fashion industry? I trained as a textile designer at Brighton Uni. After graduating, I spent nearly 20 years as a conceptual textile print designer based mostly in the […]

The Herts Entrepreneur Behind Smoothie London

Ashwell entrepreneur Georgia Humbert talks to Rebecca Pitcairn about launching a fashionable and socially responsible jewellery brand in the age of social media Anyone who thinks that members of Generation Z are work shy and spend all their time messing about on social media should meet Ashwell entrepreneur, Georgia Humbert. At just 22 years of […]

The Story Of Broxbourne-Based Laura See London Shoes

Laura See

Broxbourne-based fashion entrepreneur Laura See talks to Natalie Li on her fearless approach to becoming a luxury shoe designer Approaching life with a new clarity after a great loss can seem impossible. For Laura See, the death of her husband Stuart in 2015 prompted her to take a leap of faith and realise her dream […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit St Albans

St Albans Cecelina Tornburg

Here are five reasons why St Albans is a gem of Hertfordshire and is worthy of a visit at any time of the year SPECTACULAR SHOPPING Old meets new with independent shops and boutiques offering cutting-edge and unusual items set in beautiful, medieval buildings and three large shopping areas play host to well-known retail brands. […]

Why EYES On St Albans Will Change How You Look At Eyewear

EYES on St Albans

Absolutely Hertfordshire meets Jez Levy, the man behind EYES on St Albans, which offers a refreshing approach to your eyecare needs What is your background in eyecare? My background in the eyewear and eyecare business spans 38 years, starting as a spectacle frame warehouse lad in St Albans after being refused Sixth Form entry into […]

The Inspiration Behind Fashion Brand Lemonpeel London

Lemonpeel Lottie

Mrs Peel herself tells Mark Kebble what inspired the creation of Lemonpeel London and why it’s all about Hertfordshire You had a successful career in book publishing – but during that time, were you thinking about doing your own thing in fashion? Absolutely not! I could never have imagined I’d be working in fashion. But, […]

The Herts Interior Designer Launching An Online Fashion Shop

Conservatory

Jenny Junior has lived in Hertfordshire for 20 years, and has revamped the interiors of many local properties. Next up? A fashion offering with a sustainable approach Were you a creative child? Yes, art was my favourite subject at school. I also loved fashion. My first commercial role was in a buying department in the […]

Child-Friendly Fashion With St Albans’ Angel & Rocket

The Latest Collection From Angel & Rocket

Managing Director of Angel & Rocket, Lewis Bostock, explains to Ellie-Mae Hammond the ethos behind the brand and what’s next on the cards for the fast-growing company For family-run business Angel & Rocket in Marlow, the sky poses no limit. Having opened their second store in St Albans this June, the pandemic evidently did not […]

Sewing And Sustainability In Hertfordshire

Rebecca Page In The Arabella Skirt And Kingston Jacket

We meet Hertfordshire-based Rebecca Page, named as ‘one the 100 female entrepreneurs to watch in 2021’, to discuss her alternative to fast fashion It was a couple of months ago now, but congratulations on your recognition at Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Awards. What did that mean to you? Thank you so much! It was […]

Designer Hats With A Difference In Hertfordshire

Oana Millinery

Fresh from being named The Best Bespoke Hat Making Company in London and the South East by Prestige Awards, Rickmansworth’s Oana Gheorghita takes us on her journey to the top Looking at your background Oana, it sounds like the arts were all around you as a child… I am lucky to come from a talented […]