Model draws the eye to new Clitheroe retail concept

Owner of JWL in Clitheroe Jacqueline Wadge with window model Aimie Hamer launching the new 'thread & petal' range at JWL in Clitheroe.'Photo Ben Parsons
Owner of JWL in Clitheroe Jacqueline Wadge with window model Aimie Hamer launching the new 'thread & petal' range at JWL in Clitheroe.'Photo Ben Parsons

A LIVE window model was used by a Clitheroe businesswoman to promote her new retail concept.

Jacqueline Wadge, owner of contemporary jewellery store JWL, used live window model Aimie Hamer to launch her bespoke tailoring business for women, Thread & Petal.

Jacqueline developed the new concept while running JWL, at 14 Wellgate, Clitheroe. A professional dress maker who studied theatre costume design, Jacqueline provided a number of clients with an informal alterations service and, when looking at ways to add value to her business, decided there was a gap in the market for bespoke tailoring for women in the Ribble Valley.

“The high street stores are renowned for being inconsistent when it comes to sizing of women’s clothes, and this rings true, given the number of alterations I’ve been making over the past few years,” explained Jacqueline.

“We’re all different, and having a suit, jacket or trousers professionally tailored to suit your shape not only saves you time and frustration trawling around the shops, but allows you to create something unique that leaves you feeling amazing and looking your best.”

The Thread & Petal concept allows customers to choose items from a collection which includes shift dresses, softly tailored jackets, skirts and trousers in natural fabrics such as Italian wool suiting, linens, Irish tweeds and boiled wool.

Once measured, Jacqueline will cut, stitch and accessorise the design to a client’s specification and create a garment that is completely unique.

For more details, contact Jacqueline on 01200 425955.