Welcome to the sassy world of Groovy Gal! 💓
Founded by myself Colette Olumide ,a one woman band whipping up funky delights from my attic in Hebden Bridge ! A cute and creative little town in a West Yorkshire valley .
My pash for fash probably started from the minute I was born (lol), but I didn't discover my own sense of individual style until I became a teenager. I studied Graphic design and photography at college and then later I enrolled into Fashion marketing at Man met university however only lasted 2 years - too many nights out 🙄🙄 Who can relate ? Lol .
I didn't buy my first sewing machine until a year later , I had minimal sewing experience, but a shed tonne of ideas , festivals I needed clothes for and good old youtube . The sassy mesh wrap tops you see on my site today started as a top I made myself for a local festival and it was pretty lush so I started a Depop page and fortunately for me people actually liked my stuff- so here we are a few years later and it turns out you gals still like my designs- thanks!
I think my first festival experience in my teens was probably what set me off on this creative, weird and colourful journey of making clothes. At a festival you can be your ultimate, brightest, funkiest version of yourself . Preparing fezzy outfits is mega exciting and sometimes I struggled to find clothes that expressed my style at a festival.
Groovy Gal is all about providing handmade to order clothes that are unique, individual and unapologetically creative. As a rather curvy , mixed race lady , I also want my brand to include and reach a diverse audience that celebrates the uniqueness that every single one of us holds. May I add- this is not just aimed at women - whatever gender you associate with - I see you . This is very important to me , so am constantly finding ways to adapt and improve my small business in a world were it is becoming increasingly more important to make ethical and moral decisions .
Conscious shopping has also become a positive move within the industry nowadays , meaning as a made to order slow fashion business I am able to run my business in the most environmentally friendly way I can in comparison to larger companies. This is something I am proud to be a part of and happy to see so many of these small businesses popping up all over the globe !
There's nothing better for me than seeing my customers with enormous confidence and sass wearing my pieces, so enjoy your browse and thanks for taking the time to check me out !
Lots and lots of love ,