Enter the 2016 My Country Business Awards in association with Notonthehighstreet.com now and you could be like Kharis Leggate of Home is an Island, the winner of last year’s British Wool Award for Emerging Talent Using British Wool.
Kharis weaves cushions and blankets by hand in Shetland wool. The judges were impressed by the beautiful colours and textures, and how they capture the mood of the Shetland landscape.
What did winning mean to you? It gave me the confidence to believe that Home is an Island could be successful.
How have you developed the brand? I’ve focused on ‘behind-the-scenes’, making sure the business represents what I want it to: local production, sustainability and promoting British wool.
What’s your long-term goal? I’m planning to develop upholstery fabric ranges through 2016.
How helpful was the support you got from winning? The British Wool Marketing Board was incredible and Campaign for Wool director Bridgette Kelly helped me with my business plan.
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