Roanne Orlebar Designs came about when I bought an embroidery sewing machine and started making cushions for my eldest daughter's ‘big girl room’ before the arrival of our second little girl. I really enjoyed being creative and received lots of compliments from friends who started asking me to make things for them so I thought I would give setting up my own enterprise a little go.
I previously worked at Harrods for 10 years where I started in marketing and then became the Fine Watches Buyer. I LOVED it and it was a very interesting place to work, as you can imagine! Yet it isn't always easy juggling a career with a family and when expecting my second baby I took the decision to leave. Every cloud has a silver lining and I have had the opportunity to spend invaluable time with my little girls as well as set up my own business which I run from home in London SW18.
Things have definitely grown ‘organically’ as the trade would say and I have tried to do as much as possible myself, I have also been very fortunate to know so many wonderful people who have supported me. To name a few, I have a cousin who does graphic design and she created my logo which I love and amazing friends have let me photograph their gorgeous children in my monogrammed pyjamas.
When I decided to do monogrammed pyjamas there was no doubt which supplier I was going to use. My mother and sister have lingerie shops and I have been wearing Cyberjammies for years. I love the prints, they fit so nicely and wash really well. I'm a big fan of Cyberjammies and they have been wonderfully supportive to me too, it's so lovely to work with nice people.
I have received the most wonderful feedback and feel very privileged to be creating products that are cherished and bring a smile to someone's face. Children just adore having their name on things and the very recent addition of matching monogrammed adult pyjamas has created a whole new dimension too.
I hope you find something you like and thank you for visiting my website.