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MEET: Julie Bevan of Cloth Ears by Victoria Baker of www.littlewrenpottery.co.uk


Vintage, retro and kitsch are all part of the online shopping experience at Cloth Ears, a website lovingly created by Julie Bevan. With carefully crafted and curated collections, Julie fills a niche for homewares that have a fun and inviting feel, and her part time project has blossomed into a full time business.


talks to Julie to find out how her business started and her passion for all things vintage.


You started your business part time in 2007. What was the moment that really pushed you into becoming a full time venture? The business began as an extension of what I enjoyed doing in my spare time; producing handmade items for my own home and as gifts for others. Gradually commissions


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started flooding in and I realised that others loved these handcrafted items too. I hired a small gallery in my hometown of Whitstable to use as a pop-up shop for a week and I couldn’t believe the reaction.


I think that was the turning point - what really spurned me on was the


idyllic vision of making a hobby that I loved become a way of earning a living.


How did the name for your shop ‘Cloth Ears’ come about? When myself and my husband, Paul sat down to consider a business name, I expected it to be a long


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