Luis Onofre openly admits that his first foray into luxury shoe design could have been his last. The Portuguese designer launched his first namesake collection in 1993, shortly after taking over his family's shoe factory. His father had warned him it wouldn't sell, and his dad was proved correct. Consumers weren't interested, and the shoes bombed. You can read more over at BBC News...
Tata Harper's mission to create a natural skincare range began when her stepfather was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. His doctors advised him to adopt a healthier lifestyle. They wanted him to reduce the amount of toxins and synthetic chemicals he was exposing his body to, be it through the food he was eating, or what he was putting on his skin, from shampoo to soap. Tata Harper set out to find different for him as well as herself! You can read more over at BBC News...
Billy Alwen and Julian Bracey both left their jobs behind to become circus performers and in 1999, Bristol-based Cirque Bijou was created. BBC News has the story...
The coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, leading to sweeping numbers of redundancies and millions of workers being furloughed. Despite the downturn, some people have decided to take the brave step of starting a business. BBC News has a feature on four women who made something of their lockdown experience..
Jules Miller said she became so ill that she had internal bleeding, this was one part of the journey that ended up founding the dietary supplements form, 'The Nue Co.' You can read more at BBC News...
Joe Franklin is serious about trainers and owns a trainer collection so exclusive that he is now the 'go to' man who is supplying the UK rap scene! BBC Newsbeat has the story!
Hugh Gilmour, 19, is arguably the world's most successful Fortnite coach and has already mentored the top three finishers in the recent Fortnite World Cup in New York. BBC News has more about 'Destiny' and why is he's so successful!
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