Whether you are launching a new product or reworking a product or product line you already have Bless founder Ashlyn can share her wisdom as 18 years of founder and buyer for an award winning store.
With a background in design and through her for her award winning independent store Ashlyn has first hand experience of creating and spotting best selling products. An expert eye and feel for cool hunting new brands from around the world Ashlyn helped to shape the UK independent Kidswear market through the inspirational curation of her former shop Olive Loves Alfie. Her latest venture Bless Stories has the same unique touch that has quickly become an acclaimed destination store for a tribe of soul seekers and conscious shoppers.
Ashlyn is author of 2 best selling interior books, Creative Family Home and Creative Children's Spaces, both translated into several languages and published by Ryland Peters and Small.
What you can expect:-
A 30 minute honesty session about your product or product line.
A heart felt response to your offer and inspired ideas for range building and product development.
Tips for approaching buyers from pricing to presentation.
If you are looking for a series of sessions or a more in-depth one off coaching session Ashlyn offers more in-depth Holistic Business Mentoring sessions that work to bring your brand soul essence to life that in turn make your offer as unique as you are yourself.
To book this session please email or call into the store. Sessions can be held at Bless Stories N16, Shoreditch House or at the Clapton Laundry E5.
“The nonconformist mum”, The Guardian
Ashlyn has over 30 years of experience of running her own businesses her own way . In the 80's she ran a post punk jewellery label from a stall in Camden Market that sold to the best boutiques and department stores around the world. In the 90's she was the creative head of footwear for cult British brand Red or Dead. In the 00's she founded Olive Loves Alfie the award winning children’s lifestyle store. Today she brings her story and experience to life in her latest venture Bless Stories.
Ashlyn has written 2 best selling interior books, curated and produced a series of events for Olive Loves Alfie, she runs a unique East London location where she styles and produces shoots for independent brands and performing artists as well as hosting leading brands, music videos and film. She was a collaborator of site specific circus event Don’t Expect me To Be Sane developed for performance in her East London warehouse. She hosts and curates a series of events for Bless and creates bespoke and intimate events for a growing number of clients.
“I wish Ashlyn had been offering her holistic mentoring when I first started my brand. I met Ashlyn when she styled a shoot for me and she gave me some unofficial sage advice about pricing and costing that helped me get out of scarcity and into the reality of ethical profit. She shared information about her career background and experience - I don’t think Ashlyn realised how incredibly grounding and inspiring that was/ she is. Ashlyn’s character, qualifications and experience make her a brilliant business mentor for product based businesses”.
“I highly recommend her sessions”.
Tamu Thomas founder of Live Three Sixty.
"Thank you so much for this time with you, it was really helpful and serene. I really enjoyed and got some confidence back!”
House of Jiriki