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Hannah Coffin, 39, founded this London-based company in 2013 with a capsule-collection of hand-embroidered garments, and now creates a wide range of vintage-inspired lace, embroidered and embellished womenswear, which is stocked in Selfridges and ASOS. Tapping into a demand for high-quality, yet affordable occasion wear, it has attracted a celebrity following from the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Helena Christensen and Fearne Cotton. Sales rose to £13.6m in 2019 with approximately 60% generated by exports to more than 40 countries. International sales have been driven by fashion retailers such as Net-a-Porter, Harrods, and Moda Operandi.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank69
CompanyNeedle & Thread
ActivityWomenswear designer
LocationNorthwest London
Annual sales rise over 3 years51.85%
Latest sales £000s13,576
Staff74
Founded2013
Websitewww.needleandthread.com

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