Today has been a really good day. It was the first day of my placement at the knitwear company Lowie. I set off this morning and arrived in Brixton and wandered up to Piano House where the Lowie studio is based.
I walked up the stairs to the 5th floor and found the studio which is light and airy and full of gorgeous old furniture which marries really well with the modern decor
I met Hannah first and she showed me around the studio and I started packing up some online orders that had been sent over the Easter weekend. I was quite surprised to see that people were ordering from Hong Kong and San Francisco.
Bronwyn, who is the designer for Lowie, came in after being in New York last week and we sat down and had a meeting. I learned that there biggest buyer is the American shop Anthropologie and I found out that there is a possible order for 1000 customised hats which I will have to make a start on!
After the meeting, we went to a local fabric shop to get some fabric for the hat samples. The fabric shop was really cheap and will have to remember it for next year.
I then had my lunch and decided as it was a nice day I would sit in the decked area on the roof, you can see right across London from the roof.
After lunch Hannah showed me how to make a flower that will be attached to the hats. There are made of circles of fabric with peacock feathers and scraps of fabrics squished on top! I hopefully will be able to bring one home.
At about 4 o'clock I had to take some samples over the the Heals head quarters as they are interested in stocking Lowie and then I made my way home.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring!