Simon Carter was always surrounded by good taste growing up, and both his parents had their own businesses. Is it any wonder he went on to build his own successful men's fashionwear brand?
Simon's interest in vintage shops and design led him to a trainee menswear buyer position at Fenwick department store. However, a few years in Simon took a chance on his "side-hustle". In this podcast, Simon walks us through his success to date. From the brooch that inspired it all, to the decisions he took to grow his business to where it is today.
The Simon Carter brand hasn’t grown without its fair share of issues and challenges. This includes hard copy trade mark applications being damaged in a flood in Deli... only to be blown away while drying on the street.
And of course when the world went into a global hibernation due to COVID-19 Simon questioned how many of their brand partnerships would survive. But Simon leaves us with the sense that they're more energised than ever as they prepare to emerge from the pandemic.
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