Anna Fraenkel

start-ups Member - Bath Central

AnnaFraenkelDesigns

Designing and making textile products with an Art bias. Big aprons, cushions, bags, tea towels and oven gloves.

A bit about me...

I have a background of making specializing in textile products.

I used to make clothes for all the family, jeans and dungarees, wedding dresses for friends have been recyling oxfam for ever!

Having worked in soft furnishings (curtains, cushions and blinds) for the last 15 years, I still do it part-time but I finally I decided that making for other people could be changed into designing and making for myself which is much more fun.

Prices range from £10 to £70.

I went to college at Goldsmiths, Universtiy of London.

A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
Planning out the next design

What is your vision for your business?
To have fingers in every pie possible.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Accept its going to be hard!

Which business person or company do you admire most and why?
Richard Branson

What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
Recommendation and a great big pushrn

What do you do at week-ends?
work! but then I can work when I like and play when I like...what could be better...

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
Cold cream and a sabatier ...bit practical I know but then I am.

Who's your personal hero and why?
Anyone who uses their success to make good in the world and doesn't have to shout about it.

What is your worst experience in business or work?
Cutting £400 pounds worth of fabric too short ..that was painful as I didn't even like it.

What was your first ever job?
Driving a tractor aged 10, or modelling for painter friends.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
On the dance floor with a good partner.