Start Up With Seven Dials
27th Aug 2020
Seven Dials is offering new businesses the chance to operate and sell from one of our iconic streets this October
Introducing the next generation of female entrepreneurs this International Women’s Day…
The winner of our Start-Up With Seven Dials competition, lifestyle brand Tihara Smith is rooted in its Caribbean influence and known for its original, vibrant, and distinctive stationery, accessories, gifts, and prints, complemented by a customised, made-to-order service.
Founded by designer Tihara Smith after graduating from University for the Creative Arts Epsom and showing her Windrush inspired collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2018.
Tihara’s pieces take inspiration from the Caribbean with a London twist – each piece is hand-crafted in London, using contemporary as well as traditional craft techniques. Tihara is inspired by distinct textiles, bright colours, tropical flora and fauna. She strives to create distinctive pieces that tell a story, and allow people to have a little piece of the Caribbean with them wherever they go.
Firm in their belief that tights should not be seen as a disposable afterthought, Billi London is determined to bring the love back into purchasing tights and reconnect women with hosiery by shaking up the industry with a revolutionary design.
Billi London is the world’s first and only enhanced biodegradable tights, that are durable as well as stylish. They believe that women deserve more quality, inspiration, and practical advice on how to care for tights and offer a limited line, ensuring quality is favoured over quantity.
Founded by Sophie Billi-Hardwick and Marie Bouhier, they are passionate about showing that social change can come in many ways and that Billi London offers a real opportunity to drive change on problems that transcend its field.
Homeware brand Olive Jennings began after founder Amy Harrison-Mason moved into her flat with her husband. Keen to make it their own, but unable to find what she wanted on the high street, she decided to make it all herself!
Olive Jennings recognise the importance of home, never more so than in 2021, and believe a home should tell a story. Olive Jennings is all about telling your story through your home and is named after founder Amy’s grandmother.
Up to now all their products have been based in their London studio but that’s all about to change!
Founded by Kathryn Ann Treble, holistic yoga brand Kati Kaia provides original artworks that are combined with signature high-performance product design, creating the perfect platform to find your feet.
All their yoga mats are made from 100% non-toxic, natural rubber that contains no plastic or PU fillers. The designs are finished with a gorgeous vegan suede soft-touch top and are machine washable so you can take it to class (or set it up at home) without having to worry about constant maintenance.
Their hand-painted pieces are created to immerse senses and are printed with ecological water-based inks to aid you in unlocking your creativity.
Kati Kai is passionate about supporting those working hard to protect the planet and is partnered with the Rainforest Trust UK to work with grassroots organisations around the world, striving to protect biodiversity and habitats from the continuing devastation.