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Fourth year student Carolyn from RGU (Grays) talks to SIE about her business and being a finalist in Gift of the year 2013 Competition!

CARI & Co

“I am a 4th year Student at RGU Grays School of Art studying Textiles and Surface Design. Last January Cari & Co was set up selling Fashion Accessories made predominantly from Scottish tweeds and tartans.

Initially I began selling to UK customers such as the National Trust and the Highland Store in London; however while taking part in the Scottish Trade Fair in Glasgow, a Japanese buyer placed a large order and has ordered regularly ever since.  Consequently, I was invited to take part in the British Fair held in Japan promoting and my selling Scottish products: this is an experience I will never forget. Unbelievably I heard just two weeks ago that I had been shortlisted with my children’s fashion accessory for the Gift of the Year 2013 competition and now this week I’m a Finalist. ”

SIE wish Carolyn luck for the upcoming competition and hope to hear much more about Cari & Co in the not so distant future.