25 Yrs ago this week l decided to start my own business- making the Bella Bustiere ''crop top'' . l left my job at Daimaru as the Sportswear Buyer and started my journey. I had no background in pattern making, design or business. I had courage and resilience- traits encouraged by my father-playing an integral role in my - ''just do it'' attitude. Ironically it is Fathers day today and 25 yrs since l remember him saying these words. Today l will close Bella as my experience of GROUND HOG day has been relentless and frustrating for many years. Manufacturing small runs in quality product with limited resources brings with it a great deal of grief.
I personally thank everyone that has continued to support Bella over the past few yrs. It is a sad day but also a happy day as l look forward to the next chapter.
( one of my favorite 'outfits' and 'models'- The Blackberry corn long tight in the infamous poly / cotton lycra and Allison- a gem to work with)