So we want to spend some time this introducing you to a handful of some super talented business and creators we stock at MFP.
First up we have Cathy Pope, designer, maker and wearer of many hats of her jewellery range Cathy Pope Jewellery. Her jewels are inspired by her travels, her family jewels (the sparkly kind!) and her love of gemstones and the properties that they hold.
We hope you enjoy this glimmer into Cathy's life and mind!
xxx Claire, Aimee, Maddie
MFP - In a few sentences, can you explain your work and what you do/make?
CP - I design gemstone jewellery for women who enjoy wearing unique pieces and who prefer to stand out and not follow the crowd. My values of ethical manufacturing in boutique quantities are intrinsic to my brand. I want my customer to collect and keep quality jewellery, not to throw away junk.
MFP - On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to other women thinking about their careers?
CP - Always follow your heart and passion when it comes to your life. You don’t have to have a creative passion or side hustle but if you do and it brings you joy then don’t be afraid to go down the rabbit hole and see where it takes you.
MFP - Who is a female figure that you admire?
CP - I admire strong women kicking ass on the world stage so I can’t look past our incredible PM Jacinda Ardern. She also has great taste in bling!
MFP - How important is it for women to lift each other up and what does that mean to you?
It’s so important to collaborate and celebrate with our peers. I believe there’s strength in numbers so am always open to collaborations and frequently do them. I believe it’s energetically a positive thing to do as an energy exchange. Its always a great way to learn and grow too.
Thank you so much for your words and time Cathy!
To see more of her work head to our website or pop over to Cathy’s website.