OUR FOUNDER & CEO LIZ LOOKS AHEAD TO 2021
As 2020 makes way for 2021, our CEO & co-founder Liz takes stock of the year’s silver linings and shares what she’s most excited about for the months ahead – from our newfound love for loungewear to a sneak peek of our upcoming collections.
Reflecting on 2020
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST LEARNING FROM 2020?
I think we’d all agree that 2020 has been a really difficult year, and we’ve all faced different challenges. But one of the common threads that has run through the year has been that we’ve all learned to live in the moment – I’ve actually found that a bit of a struggle because I’m normally such a planner! But quality time with family, long dog walks or staying more local within my community has turned out to be a bit of a treat.
We have a mantra at Mint Velvet that says ‘It’s the little things that make life lovely’, but those little things have turned out to be the big things, the things that actually make us truly happy.
AND YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?
I never thought that the Relaxed Glamour vibe would find its way into a hospital. But when the pandemic first broke out, I heard first hand from my brother and sister-in-law about the PPE shortage, so together with a couple of our wonderful suppliers, we made scrubs for two hospitals. We also managed to take some fabric off-cuts to make face coverings and donated the profits to NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.
HOW HAS YOUR WARDROBE CHANGED OVER THE PAST YEAR?
My wardrobe definitely became more casual and cosy through lockdown. I lived in our leggings and super-soft sweatshirts and knits. Our decade-long passion for both relaxed and glamorous clothes has never been more relevant.