If you’d have told me a year ago that I’d be in a whole new line of work, designing/printing/pressing clothes for my new biz, I’d say ‘girl, whhhhaaaatt?’ You may know that radio has changed dramatically in 2019 with many of the big stations’ ‘regional/local’ shows now being presented from London. Having worked in radio for almost 20 years and spending the past 5 years presenting my own shows for Capital and Heart (which I loved), dereg decided to fu*k it all up. For a good few months I was in quite a funk trying to figure out what to do. Ramp up the voiceovers, become a wedding celebrant (this was a fave), start up a baby class or a new fitness class with killer tunes??? I really didn’t know what to do. I’m ambitious, creative, love to have goals and NEED to use my brain! I didn’t want to continue with radio and cling on to what felt like a sinking ship, or stay in an industry that has changed so much since when I started. So in about June this year, I started to think about building a clothing brand. MY brand. Something that I can create, I can manage, I can be creative with, all whilst still working for myself. Factoring in school runs, school holidays, my husband’s random work hours and the kids’ stuff that I don’t want to miss out on too. So @justcoopsandlu
was born! The logo was created, the samples bought, the clothes tested, the designs drawn, the vinyls created and cut, the fonts chosen, the suppliers sourced, the packaging chosen, the business cards made, the heat press sussed out and a whole load more. It feels amazing to do something completely new and be learning about ALL sorts (I’m still building my website and even ‘tried’ some coding. I failed but tried 🤯). So I guess I’m now a Mum-preneur??? Or a clothes designer? Perhaps that sounds wanky but whatevs. ‘Radio presenter’ always felt funny to say too. Here’s to new beginnings and a biz that can earn me a crust, whilst getting to feel like Faye again. Specialising in high quality (obvs) hoodies, sweats and tees for adults and kids, everything is made to order by ME! @justcoopsandlu
will be launching real soon with my Christmas sweats, eek!