It’s not often that I use the blog to ask for help but I felt that on this occasion I wanted to, so I hope that no-one minds. I should just say that whilst I received a scarf to feature in this post, I will be sending it back. To do otherwise just wouldn’t feel right.
Last week I received an email from Catherine Shinerock, who introduced me to her first collection of luxury, digitally printed scarves. In her words “The collection takes inspiration from nature and fantasy, offering luxurious, contemporary design with a touch of magic.” It has been snapped up by Fortnum & Mason and some quirky boutiques. However the reason that Catherine contacted me was to ask for a little help.
Catherine is currently working on a second collection and hoping to win some funding and support from Triumph’s “Women in Making” competition, which supports women with start up companies take their business to the next level. However what she needs are votes!
The winner will receive £10k in funding and a year long mentorship, which would allow Catherine to fund a second collection. She told me that the mentorship would be invaluable to help her navigate the tricky waters ahead. The competition also offers the winner the opportunity to be stocked in Fenwick which would be a dream come true for her.
Catherine has a fantastic selection of scarves which you can see at Shinerock London. Sadly this shark scarf has sold out but, as someone who has a morbid fear of being eaten alive whenever I am in the water (even the local swimming pool) I wanted to include it anyway – it’s just brilliant.
If you could spare a moment of your time to vote, I know that Catherine would really, really appreciate it. You can vote here and it only take a minute – less than that even – and can be done via your twitter or fb account. Even I managed it. So, if you do have the time, and inclination, to vote thank you!
For info purposes, the scarf that I am wearing costs £100 and is called Roses and Rings