FASHION IS MY PASSION
So….where did it all begin? Growing up surrounded by fashion in my parents‘ business from the age of 2 had a very big influence on me and is where my love for fashion began! As you can see from this photo of me with my incredible Grandad I’ve always loved a slogan tee and would have much preferred to choose my own clothes when I was a child!
As I grew up I spent many weekends as a child in my parents’ shop changing displays, putting outfits together and loved being creative. After leaving school I started working full time in the family business, we soon decided to expand the business and when I was 18 we opened a second shop, Impact, which became my baby and I put my all into it for 12 years.
In the summer of 2018 I decided I needed a new project to get my teeth into, to run within Impact, which is when Impress started! I started by making personalised makeup bags which were super popular and by Christmas 2018 I was making cushions, Christmas stockings, shopper bags as well as various sized makeup bags. By 2019 we had added beach bags, slogan tees, coin purses, pencil cases, sweatshirts, greetings cards and prints to the Impress collection…with so much more to come!!
A couple of years later in 2020, we decided it was time for Impact to come to an end and focus on making Impress even more awesome by putting our all into it as a full time business from our office based just outside of the beautiful town of Oakham!
After a short break in 2023 we are now ready to re-launch the website with SO many amazing new designs and products. We have some lovely influencers on board as brand reps for Impress Rutland as well as introducing some influencer x Impress Rutland collaboration collections that we are super excited about!!
We now work from a super cute premises in the small town of Uppingham in Rutland where you can collect your orders from by prior arrangement.
I think that’s about it for now but watch this space for more exciting updates…