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Event: PRECIOUS Nights at The British Library | How to start and grow a creative business

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Join us and our panel of female founders as they share insights, strategies, and real talk about the exhilarating highs and the daunting lows of running a creative business.

From overcoming hurdles to seizing opportunities, this is your backstage pass to the unscripted world of creative entrepreneurship.

PRECIOUS is the leading platform for women of colour in business to learn, share, network and build vital relationships.

Our monthly PRECIOUS Nights brings together inspiring stories from women of colour in business & enterprise, learning together through sharing knowledge, all in a relaxed and informal setting.

PRECIOUS Nights conversations are hosted by Foluke Akinlose MBE, founder of PRECIOUS.

After hearing from our panel, you’ll be able to network and connect with fellow attendees over a drink and nibbles.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Meet our panel:

Adaku Parker, Founder, Dovetailed London

Dovetailed London is an African Print Clothing brand on a mission to
help women add more colour and print to their homes and wardrobes.

Founded in 2018 by barrister-turned-designer Adaku Parker, Dovetailed
produces all of its pieces in the UK using a team of skilled seamstresses and tailors.
This creates an ethical and sustainable model of garment manufacture, with a
traceable production process and fair wages.

At Dovetailed, they also only source the best quality African print fabrics directly from the manufacturer. This brings customers durable designs, which beautifully fuse British
design with African fashion.

Anu Obe, Founder, To All My Black Girls

As the owner of ‘To All My Black Girls’, Anu is deeply passionate about entrepreneurship and addressing unmet needs innovatively.

Her entrepreneurial journey began at age 8, navigating haircare challenges that led to unwanted barber trips. This experience inspired the creation of toallmyblackgirls.com, a platform dedicated to serving Black women with high-quality natural curly hair extensions.

Anu takes pride in honouring the beauty of natural textures; providing a variety of distinct curl patterns in all our hair extensions to ensure black women feel valued and represented within the beauty industry.

Georgina Fihosy, Founder, AfroTouch Design

Georgina is a pharmacist and the creative force behind AfroTouch Design, a brand that offers diverse greeting cards, stationery, and gifts.

The idea for her business came to her while she was on maternity leave, breastfeeding her middle child. Frustrated by the lack of greeting cards that truly represented African culture, she decided to create her own using African fabric and cards. This led to the birth of Afrotouch, which aims to offer unique and memorable cards and gifts that celebrate black culture.

Georgina’s products are now available in independent retail stores across the UK, including London, Bristol, and Edinburgh, as well as in European outlets. She recently made history as the first female black-owned greeting card publisher to be stocked by Waterstones Bookshop.

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