Podcast Ep 13: The Joy of Being a Female Creative With Lily Parker

May 13, 2021

Hey m’loves – welcome back to The Plus Side Podcast!
In this episode I’m chatting to the wonderful Lily Parker, the creator of highly coveted cushion brand, Zebra Knits. Lily’s quirky creations, AKA ‘knitted knots’ – have proven to be a huge hit with the nation’s home makers over lockdown – and it’s pretty easy to see why.
Of course, there is absolutely nothing cooler to put on your bed – but you can quite literally ~feel~ Lily’s passion for the product just by scrolling through her vibrant feed which is bursting with eclectic prints, shapes colours. She finds joy in getting to know her customers and taking time to reply to messages – yet another reason why shopping small is the way forward. And considering she only launched at the back end of last year, I think it’s safe to say that Lily has one hell of a bright future ahead of her in the creative world.
However, the journey that led to the success of Zebra Knits was no mean feat. With the reality money struggles and several job rejections after Uni, Lily found herself in a job with a commercial brand that – whilst well established – didn’t allow her to express herself creatively, or share her fun ideas for designs that really ‘push the boundaries’.
Following on from a Covid enforced redundancy, Lily finally decided to launch her own brand… and here we are.
We’re talking all about the valuable lessons Lily learned from her ‘set backs’, the amazing support she has found in the female creative community and also – how she came about that knot shape. I hope you enjoy!

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