Self-employed mums launch vintage fairBy Becky Barnes
October 26, 2012
Two self-employed mums have launched a vintage fair in a bid to boost small businesses in the area.
Hairdresser Jo Gilder, of Uffington Drive in Harmans Water, and designer Debs Paterson, from Farnborough, held their first Teapot Vintage fair in Ascot last weekend.
Jo, 35, said: “The idea is to promote sole traders and to give businesses a platform to network and to sell their wares. There are so many talented women making stuff.”
The friends met when Jo started as Debs’ hairdresser and the pair came up with the business idea a few months ago.
Jo, who specialises in wedding hair and vintage photo shoots, said: “Everything is in supermarkets now, what happened to old school fetes and fairs? We want to embark on this cool little adventure and ignite community spirit.”
Jo said: “Everything is home made. We have lots of ideas and want to do this in venues all over the area every couple of months. We would like to build it up to do a big one too.”
Jo will be offering full vintage makeovers at the fair and there will also be jewellery and homemade make-up bags, while Debs will be welcoming people to the fair and selling Teapot Vintage merchandise.
Jo said: “Our husbands have had to come to terms with the fact Debs and I are married to the teapot fair.”
For further information visit www.teapotvintagefairs.com.