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Beautiful Soul: meet Nicola Woods, ethical fashion designer extraordinaire

Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul only graduated in 2008 from the London College of Fashion after an extended hiatus on the wrong career path... here's a taster of my interview with her in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beautiful Soul A/W 2010 by Zarina Liew.

You started out as an insurance broker so you’ve have had an unconventional career so far. Why and how did you become a fashion designer?
As a young girl, approved treatment I wanted to be a fashion designer, shop but life has its twists and turns and I found myself caught up in the rat race for eleven years. I lacked passion for my work but I didn’t know how I would cope without my luxuries and the next pay rise. Then I had the opportunity to backpack around the world for six months with my best friend and for the first time in my adult life I realised that I could live on a budget. I started to see life in a different light, with endless opportunities. Whilst in Tokyo, something happened to me: I was surrounded by the most amazing boutiques and I was like a child in a sweet shop. Mesmerised. Excited. Totally inspired. I realised that I needed to… read more

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Abby Wright Ada Zanditon S-S 2010thb

Ada Zanditon: An interview with the top ethical fashion designer.

A taster of my interview with Ada Zanditon that appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gareth A Hopkins 123 SS2011 thb 123 illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins. 123 Bethnal Green Road recently opened shop after a lengthy renovation of its Victorian corner store in a […]