The Brand - about our founder.
Our CEO Susan Rowe-Price has spent her career working in the fashion business, starting off with her own label, Sue Rowe, in 1990 she launched into the London Fashion scene with stores in Covent Garden, Hyper Hyper and concessions in Selfridges and Top Shop Oxford Circus. At the time London was fast becoming the world leader in young fashion with a growing club scene and the appetite for something new, in 1995 Susan showed at London Fashion Week, securing a large amount of press coverage and expanding the brands stockists in the UK and worldwide.
The brand continued to do well until 2001 when due to financial constraints Susan closed the company and headed off to Singapore to work for a fashion company over there.
Returning in 2002 she began designing for high street stores such as the Arcadia Group, ASOS and River Island, supplying smart jersey womenswear manufactured in Morocco.
Fast forward 12 years and Susan finds herself disillusioned with the Fashion industry and starts a new venture; Hearth & Heritage, an idea about creating small runs of artisan home and giftware.
So here we are today, we are renovating an old Cattery in Lincolnshire and running Hearth & Heritage from a building we have turned into a working studio.
We are a small team, Susan, our designer and CEO and Ian her husband and IT Director (also resident fixer of problems), Jodie who makes stock and packs orders, Liberty their daughter who also packs orders and some lovely local residents who come in when we are busy and help out, namely during the Christmas rush! Of course, not forgetting 2 very important members of the team; Albert and Sirius our Spaniels!
Our full range can be seen on Notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy.com also.