Hi, I’m Paulomi and I am a textile jewellery designer and maker.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved colour. Perhaps it’s my Indian heritage. I have a great affection for anything bold, bright and interesting and this shines through in my creations.
I take great pride in making each piece by hand. Looking for something soft to the touch, I began to use old age crafts and processes like macrame and knot work to create statement jewellery from cotton rope.
I am proud to be named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs in 2022 by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign managed by Small Business Britain and also being selected as one of the nation’s 100 most inspiring small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it marks its ten-year anniversary.
I am also a Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award winner and a panellist for Holly & Co, who offer small business advice and inspiration.
When I began creating my statement jewellery, I knew that I had to do so sustainably. Protecting our planet is no longer an option, it’s essential. As a small business, I ensure I’m eco-conscious in every decision I make. I chose cotton as my main design medium as it is sustainable & bio-degradable, soft to wear and anti-allergic.
My zero-waste collection ensures that every off-cut is used so that I’m not wasting materials.
Handmade By Tinni is also committed to sourcing materials ethically and continuing to find ways to reduce my business’s carbon footprint. One way we do this is by supporting Ecologi, a wonderful organisation dedicated to reforestation. Together with Ecologi, Handmade By Tinni enables the planting of 5 trees per month.
Paulomi was born and brought up in India and now lives in London for the past 15 years. She has always been passionate about handcrafted unique jewellery and being an Indian, Paulomi has been spoiled for choice and inspiration.
Her art is heavily influenced by the bright colours of nature, exotic places Paulomi has travelled and the rich Indian heritage and colours.
Paulomi launched the brand in 2020 as a sustainable modern textile design brand that creates unique wearable art. She chose organic cotton as her leading material for her designs as it is biodegradable and extremely flexible to let the designs flow freely.
Specialising in the art of traditional rope knotting crafts and processes like macramé, Paulomi creates colourful, unique and bold designs that make you feel unique.
By adding zero-waste designs and partnering with Ecology, Paulomi is making a positive impact with her brand.
· #EB100 – Top 100 Small Business Winner by Elite Business Media
· SmallBiz100 by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign
· FINALIST: The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards & FSB Small Business Awards
· UK's Top 100 Female Entrepreneur, 2022 by f:Entrepreneur
· WINNER: Small Business Sunday, by Theo Paphitis
The Bloom Magazine, The Lady Magazine, The Essex Life (Profile Interview), Home & Interiors, Kent Life, Devon Life, Yorkshire Life, Somerset Life, Cotswold Life, Woman’s Own, BBC Asian Network & Forbes Online
· Embrace social media from the start and invest in photography and correction apps.
· Focus on how to create engaging content from the very start.
· Start an email list
Things not to do:
Spending too much time making images too perfect. Aesthetics are important to have an eye-catching image, but you could spend that time doing something more productive. Or use an app to get images corrected quicker.
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