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BIO

Personal Profile

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Hello. 

It's been a long and persistent journey.  A lot of long hours, sacrifice, dedication, going back to the drawing board, re-writing the vision.  I've not given up. 

Do follow online and become a part of the story too. 

Best regards.  Charlie Fleet. 

2005

Presented first fashion collection (inspired by the summer and St Tropez), through the Positive Awareness Charity.

2008

Fashion collection (total 18 outfits) presented with friends from Hillsong Church, London, raising finance and awareness, titled ‘Hope Cambodia.’

Late 2009

Set up creation26 through Companies House. 

2009/10

Regularly presented fashion collections with 'Cross Mentors Fashion Events' to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.  Presented a fashion collection in the West End, titled ‘Faith with Fashion’.

2011

Involved in a solo art show @ Flaxton Ptootch, where newly launched printed fabrics were presented. (This is where I wish to continue to develop with an individual signature and style).

2012

Presented a fashion collection with new t.shirt designs to help raise money and awareness for Watoto, a collaboration with people from Hillsong London.

2013

Took part in helping to customise old and worn garments, in order to raise money and awareness for the A21 Campaign - this event was 'FASHION STOPS TRAFFIC'.

Late 2014

Completed NEA course to help navigate and progress in business planning and structure.

2004

Graduate from Central Saint Martins. (BA Fashion)

2014/15

Participating in various events including Alma St Fair, The Big Extra Music Fair, Camden Town Community Fair and The Big Green Picnic Fair as well as hosting two embroidery workshops.

2017

Our son arrives. Busy creating new line of Mummy and Baby products.  Sharing to Instagram posts and other various social media platforms. Updating Pinterest and Wordpress blog.

2018

Customise a wooden cupboard for son's nursery. Participate in the summer Alma Street Fair. Business Marketing sessions over 10 weeks with Lorraine Adebowale. Attend various Sustainability talks across London. Participate at a local street fair in the Autumn, promoting creation26 products, as well as local Hampstead school Christmas Fair.

2019

Complete various bespoke orders for personal friends and neighbours, including cushions for the home and various baby items for expectant mothers. Autumn - create new marketing strategy and hype on social media platforms as well as word of mouth, for creating new products for existing and new customers. Develop website. Promoting products at Growing Hope Christmas Fair.

2020

Covid hit England with a storm.  Got involved with making Scrub bags for hospital staff as well as using up left over fabric (from previous fashion shows) to make face masks. Found new customers. 

Created a photo shoot with stylist Bunmi Abidogun (Accidental Statement) and photographer Beatrice Lawale (Benedettophotos). First showreel shared to Facebook. (result! 2.7k views)

Late September, got introduced to Terry Diggines (whom I met when participating in the weekly zooms on 'A Call to Business'.  Terry then became my Business Mentor and helped me sell online through 'All By Mama'.

2021

Sadly due to Terry passing away in March, I take a rest from 'All By Mama'.

Began freelance work as an Interior Designer for a new hotel fit out in South Kensington, under the direction of Bartlett Management. 

2022

Temporary halt on Interior Design project by February.  Create new surface prints through Instagram prompts on Instagram, orchestrated by Melanie Johnson. Participate in 'Cheerfully Given' competition by creating new designs for products. Participate at the Rebel Business School. (Gaining insight into business structure). 

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