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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

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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.

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