Starting Up: Kindred Sole

“Hi!” I’m Lizze Leary, Director of – the online designer shoes shop. I was 21 years old when I launched the brand but it was from quite a young age that I knew I wanted to have my own business.

When I was 14 years old I started to take an interest in fashion.  I was too young to get a part time job to fund my clothes and shoes obsession so I started washing cars for people in my village. I soon realised they would also pay me for walking their dogs and baking cakes. At 16 years old I was offered a part time job at a hair dressers. After my first nine hour day I was handed an envelope with £15 in. I could have made £15 in less than two hours in my own village. This was my first lesson! Fast forward to 2008 >>> second year of University! The career talks began and the recession hit. I didn’t want to work long hours buying for someone else, I wanted try create something for myself. The Kindred Sole brand was created.

Kindred Sole homepage

Kindred Sole homepage

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