IN EARLY 2012, 21-YEAR-OLD ANDY EVANS MET 59-YEAR-OLD LIANNE HILL IN THE SOUTHERN ENGLISH COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE, WHERE SHE WAS RUNNING HER SMALL CRAFT STUDIO, FABRICRAFT.
 
ANDY HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM NEW YORK CITY, WHERE HE HAD BEEN LIVING AND WORKING AS A BRANDING CONSULTANT, TO UNDERGO TREATMENT FOR STAGE 4 HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA, AND WAS LOOKING FOR A WORTHY DISTRACTION TO KEEP HIM OCCUPIED.
 
WATCHING LIANNE MAKING BOW TIES BY HAND, ANDY SAW HUGE POTENTIAL FOR AN ONLINE 'MADE IN BRITAIN' ACCESSORIES BRAND. SPOTTING THIS GAP IN THE MARKET, THE PAIR DEVELOPED A WORKING RELATIONSHIP AND AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP TOO. WHILE LIANNE PRODUCED THE GOODS, ANDY DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED THE BRAND, FROM THE WEBSITE TO THE MARKETING. THIS BRAND WAS NAMED MRS BOW TIE.
 
LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THAT MRS BOW TIE WOULD GROW INTO THE BRAND IT IS TODAY SO QUICKLY. IN JUST THREE YEARS, THE SUCCESS OF THE BRAND FORCED THEM TO RELOCATE TO BIGGER PREMISES FOUR TIMES, INVEST IN BETTER MACHINERY AND TRAIN AND EMPLOY DOZENS OF LOCAL PEOPLE.
 
AS OF EARLY 2017, MRS BOW TIE HAS DISPATCHED ORDERS TO OVER 300,000 CUSTOMERS IN OVER 130 COUNTRIES, HAS BEEN PART OF THOUSANDS OF WEDDINGS AND FEATURED IN TV AND PRINT ACROSS THE GLOBE.
 
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