Bursting with Pride
I am thrilled to announce that Sophie Sews has won not one but two awards recently,
“Best traditional Handmade Curtain Company - Surrey”
Awarded at the Southern Enterprise Awards, sponsored by SME News
UK Enterprise Awards 2021 (sme-news.co.uk)
“Winner of Great British High Street Award Retail”
Awarded at the Local Business Awards, which is a social enterprise on a mission to celebrate the best local, ethical and sustainable businesses in the UK.
So as you can imagine I am absolutely delighted to be a recipient of these awards. It makes all the challenges of running my own business so worth it! Thank you everyone for your continued support. I am incredibly humbled to receive such prestigious awards and allowing me to follow my dreams, especially now as the past 18 months for so many High street businesses has been incredibly challenging and sadly many small and large businesses have not survived.
Every day I feel so fortunate that I can bring together my passion for design and quality craftsmanship to create beautiful homes for our customers with our bespoke curtains, blinds and accessories.
During my childhood, I spent every spare moment endlessly redecorating and reorganising my bedroom, and I thrived in the creative subjects at school! Art, Drama and Textiles became my passions. I went on to do a National Diploma in Interior Design before setting my sights on interior design for the residential market.
Fabrics are a real passion, so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my curtains, I quickly progressed with client orders and making for other designers.
After having my second daughter, I realised my real passion was not just for the actual sewing but the design. The product knowledge of which pole will fit where, the fabric colours, designs and textures and putting it together.
Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the most significant creators that painted before them. Since 2012, I have been lucky enough to have had a front-row seat in homes all over Surrey - big houses, small houses, flats, bungalows and mansions! I have gained so much experience from every window I’ve hung a blind at to every sofa I’ve designed a cushion for. But I have had some help along the way.
The suppliers we use are at the very edge of the manufacturing world. Emma Shipley’s fabric ranges have enabled me to bring colour, life and fantasy to my client’s bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range has given me the slick, hard, ringless poles that I can bring to my clients contemporary and crisp-looking new builds.
The history of fabric design is repeated from all eras. I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel exceptionally fortunate to add all this magic to your home, making your home feel unique, beautiful and, above all, the space you love.