The 3 Blonde Bears are my lovely children, Finley, Dexter and Amelie.
As you may have guessed they all have blonde hair and I have always called them affectionately, the 3 Blonde Bears. When thinking of a name for the business it really struck me that this was the only name I could call it!
I did my degree at Ravensbourne college of art and design graduating with a BA hons in Fashion Design with Printed Textiles. I specialised in screen printing and to this day it is one of my favourite ways of printing onto textiles.
I went on to work with some of the UK's leading fashion designers and retailers and was lucky enough to spend time working with the late Alexander McQueen on several of his catwalk productions over the years he showed at London Fashion week.
My career has spanned both design and fashion buying where I worked for Laura Ashley managing the fashion accessories department and then onto Warehouse as a Lifestyle buyer.
Starting a family and not having enough of a creative output lead to the formation of 3 Blonde Bears. Working from the studios in Haywards Heath we design and personalise a range of cotton textile goods and ceramics including; Aprons, cotton shoppers, mini cotton shoppers and tea towels and our latest introduction of printed mugs and t-shirts.
Most of the products have been developed with children and the family in mind and are often available as sets. As the business has grown I have bought in complimentary products from other companies that work alongside our range of own designs. These include party-ware, great gifts, books and drawing sets to encourage Children to be creative something of which I am very passionate about.