I started Mabel & Eric after turning vegan and seeing that there were not that many places selling accessories that I would wear. I have always had an interest in fashion and being creative. I love to challenge myself learning new things and have over the years trained in millinery, silver jewellery making, shoe making, and screen printing to name a few. I have a background in business both practical and course based that has given me the confidence to make the leap and start my own business. At the moment I am based in a retail space in Airdrie as part of the starting point initiative, which helps fledgling businesses try out retail without any of the costs. It has been a very valuable experience and has allowed me to listen to customers directly. I am working on developing my range and website at the moment to really take the business to the next level.
Year Established: 2013
1. Starting Mabel & Eric and getting retail space within six months
2. Selling over 100 hats in 12 weeks
3. Setting up own website
4. Completing Footwear Making course in London
5. Completing design course at Central St Martins, Lodon