New Look Website

February 12, 2019

A new website, a new look. 
I thought I would introduce myself to you all. Here are a few facts about me...
  1. My name is Joanna Lewis, previously Parkin (hence the business name)
  2. I liked the idea of keeping 'Parkin' in my business name, as my Sister and I are the last 2 remaining Parkins in our family.
  3. I have a degree in Multimedia textiles, where I discovered my love of leather and other fabrics.
  4.  I used to work in a silk shop in Soho where I had a Wednesday off.
  5. Not many of my friends were around on a Wednesday, so I decided to make the most of the spare time and starting using the silk I had accumulated from the shop and leather to make make-up bags.
  6. In 2010 I got discovered by Notonthehighstreet.com at a little stall I was holding in Angel.
  7. After joining notonthehighstreet.com the orders starting coming in thick and fast, before long I had to quit my day job to work on the business full time.
  8. My business name used to be Joanna Parkin, but once I got married I wanted to incorporate my new name as well.
  9. I ditched the 'Joanna' as I wanted to appeal to both men and women.
  10. I have recently had another baby so finding juggling a 2 year old and 3 month old along with a business rather challenging.
  11. I currently make everything myself. 
  12. I don't have any staff.
  13. I miss working full time, but love the flexibility of working for myself so I can also take care of my two little monkeys.