Search

Teenager who designed clothes inspired by the North Norfolk coast is a success at Holkham Country Fair

PUBLISHED: 18:18 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:18 02 August 2017

The North Norfolk coast inspired Ellie Wales, 18, to launch her own clothing brand. Her dog has also become the brand's mascot. Picture: Cottonworld UK

The North Norfolk coast inspired Ellie Wales, 18, to launch her own clothing brand. Her dog has also become the brand's mascot. Picture: Cottonworld UK

Archant

A Norfolk teenager who launched her own line of clothing inspired by the North Norfolk coast displayed her latest products at last week’s Holkham Country Fair.

Ellie Wales, 18, from Marham, founded her Whale of a Time clothing brand in autumn 2015 while she was still studying for her A-Levels at Wymondham College.

The young entrepreneur used money left to her by her late grandmother to launch the brand and was later given the chance to team up with the Swaffham-based clothing manufacturer Cotton World.

Last weekend she displayed her latest collection at the Holkham Country Fair. She said: “We had an exceptional response, despite the patchy weather. I woke up on Monday morning with lots of orders from people who hadn’t wanted to take off their raincoats to try on our clothes, but had later purchased from home.”

Ms Wales is now travelling to trade shows and events across the UK.

To find out more about the brand you can visit the website.

Other news

Yesterday, 18:16

Hundreds of East Anglia’s children have booted up and headed to Norfolk for one of the county’s largest youth football tournaments.

Yesterday, 17:58

Norfolk residents may spot some familiar sites in the newly released trailer for the BBC’s latest thriller.

Yesterday, 17:55

Norfolk is gearing up to welcome the King of Pop, Lionel Richie, to Holkham Hall this weekend.

Yesterday, 12:30

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Most Read

Yesterday, 18:16

Hundreds of East Anglia’s children have booted up and headed to Norfolk for one of the county’s largest youth football tournaments.

Read more
Fakenham Town Football Club
Thu, 15:42

A dog walker has spoken about finding a “tiny”, newly-born common seal pup on a Norfolk beach.

Read more
National Trust
Yesterday, 17:55

Norfolk is gearing up to welcome the King of Pop, Lionel Richie, to Holkham Hall this weekend.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 12:30

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Read more
Fakenham
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The governing body overseeing a multi-million pound arts centre in Wells has appointed a new chair at a crucial time for the project.

Read more
Heritage Lottery Fund

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 13°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy