Erin Fitzpatrick is the founder and owner of two unique accessories companies:
RADLEY -specializing in custom school jewelry and hair bows. Sold at over 50 schools and retailers across Canada and now, internationally.
ERIN FITZPATRICK Bridal- specializing in bridal hairpieces and belts. Sold at Kleinfeld Canada.
Where were you born?
What did you study prior to launching your business?
I studied Biology at Queen's University and Homeopathic Medicine at CCHM prior to launching my brand. Needless to say, you never can predict where you will end up! I am very happy with the way things turned out.
Have you worked in the fashion industry before joining the Resident program? If yes, where? What did you do?
Yes, I worked at FASHION magazine as an editorial intern in 2007. This internship exposed me to many facets of the industry in a "crash course" style..
Who’s your favourite international designer and why?
Alexander McQueen. His designs were (and still are) extraordinary.
What do you never leave home without?
Favourite vacation hot spot?
Yoga and abstract painting
Which do you prefer: Twitter or Facebook?
Facebook: Bel Ami
Twitter: @radleyprep and @erinbridal
Advice for fashion industry wannabees?
"Never quit. Never quit. Never quit." - Winston Churchill
Why did you decide to locate your business at TFI?
I chose to locate my business at TFI because it provides a wealth of resources and support to assist young entrepreneurs like myself through their tough and exciting start up years. I also wanted to be around like minded, creative individuals in a professional setting…which is exactly what TFI offers. During my time here I hope to increase company efficiency and continue to expand Bel Ami School Headbands across Canada and eventually internationally.