Kat has recently joined the Afflecks family on the third floor. Kat has brought in her own clothing as well as showcasing other independent labels.
Tell us about Style Hut
Style Hut is the home of British independent fashion. We bring together the best products from the best independent clothing brands in the UK. We have a wide selection of T shirts, vests, hats, hoodies, and lots more. All our products are unisex and vary in price, so there’s something to suit every pocket whether you’re male or female. We also offer a custom design service. Our customers can choose a T shirt colour, then pick from a selection of fabrics, and we will hand sew the fabric into a unique design on their T shirt.
What influenced the shop?
I started my own clothing line a while back called Love is Love Clothing. My initial idea was to raise awareness of equality through fashion, with 10% of my profits going to LGBT charities in the UK. I was only selling my range online but the website wasn’t getting as many hits as I’d have liked. I wondered how many other small brands were out there with the same problem as me. So I did my research, found numerous brands online that had amazing products but unfortunately not much publicity, and decided to open my own store where I could bring a handful of these smaller brands together; Style Hut was born!
Why did you move into Afflecks?
I’ve been coming to Afflecks for years and I love the place. It’s got a great atmosphere and there’s something different around every corner. Even though I travel in from Chester each day, it’s definitely worth it. It’s a great place for small shops and businesses to start off from, and seeing so many businesses here that have been around for years is really inspiring to see.
What do you do when your not working in Afflecks?
Well I run the shop by myself, six days a week. So life outside Style Hut is pretty non-existent apart from Sundays. I tend to sleep, catch up with friends, then sleep some more! Very exciting I know.
Tell us a random fact
One random thing I can never understand about myself is that I was born and raised in Wales, yet I am the only person out of my entire family and friend group that DOESN’T have a Welsh accent. Not even in the slightest!
A fact I’m proud of (and sometimes kick myself over) is that I once applied for The Apprentice as a joke. I got accepted! But turned it down because I wasn’t prepared to get fired on national TV!<< Back to Blog