I’ve always loved art. I can vividly remember doodling in my books at school and drawing abstract patterns along the edge of my work book and then colouring them in. I used to have a fashion drawing book and one for still life.
I remember the headmaster's wife at junior school teaching my class hand stitching. And me proudly bringing home a hand stitched green felt whale. My journey didn’t end there, and at secondary school (we had sewing machine classes) I made a brightly coloured floral themed appliqué cushion! I have also tried knitting, painting (I loved watching Watercolour challenge back in the day.) And photography (a medium I use in my print work), which i found a passion for during my foundation art course.
Art is a passion for me, so of course i start an art based business.
Some of my passion for design can be attributed to my late father, who was a tailor by trade in Jamaica and a Lorry driver when he arrived in the UK. Some of my favourite memories were watching him cut and sew Saville row worthy trousers on his trusty Singer sewing machine. My hope is that I am passing his legacy on and making him proud.
I love colour and I love to use bright, clashing, vibrant and bold colours in my print work. I want to create unique things of beauty, you can’t get anywhere else. My garments are designed so that you feel beautiful and confident.
Part of my knowledge comes from an amazing course I studied, which was BA Contour design at DMU in Leicester. Where I learnt to design, pattern cut and sew garments that contour the body. This included swimwear, lingerie and corsetry. I am trained, so that my product not only looks great on you, is comfortable, body enhancing and fits you like a glove.
In terms of 1st Man 1st Woman, I knew that if I was to emotionally invest in my own business it had to be done right. So I had to create and eco and ethical brand that does right by people and by the earth we live in.
The brand name is a play on the name, Adam and Eve and is nature focused the 1st eco Man and Woman!
In business I endeavour to make the right choices; for the environment. So my packaging is as biodegradable and eco friendly. I add little touches to your purchase, including a free luxury eco cotton bag personalised with your name, which has soo many uses.
My production also includes heat transferring the pattern onto the fabric so there are no nasty chemicals left in our water system. I also make sure that my suppliers and manufacturers are paid a fair wage.
Going forward; in 2019 I embarked on a crowdfunding campaign, where my focus was to create limited edition pieces with one of kind prints that create ‘Ocean plight awareness.’
I want to continue designing collections around my eco message. This is something I feel really passionate about. And I would like you to join me on my journey xx.