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MEET the DESIGNER - Win Saikayasit of Petites Pattes

posted on August 25 2016

Petites Pattes MEET the DESIGNER exclusive interview with Win Saikayasit

 

Introducing Win Saikayasit of Petites Pattes. 

 

We had the pleasure of interviewing Win as part of our MEET the DESIGNER series.

Where are you from?

Thailand

Where are you based?

Stoke Newington.

Describe your neighbourhood?

A cute village in London.

How do you see the world changing around you? What trends are you noticing?

A beautiful balance in fashion of aesthetics and practicalities.

Who are you?

I am a Graphic designer who made socks as a gift for my first nephew which led me into starting Petites Pattes.

How do you feel about inspiring future little citizens of the world? 

I am a strong believer that little citizens do not need to be inspired, but it is our job to try to keep their inspirations going.

How did the idea for your business come about?

I wanted to make something for my first nephew. 

What were some of your biggest challenges in starting your business?

Almost everything, from getting products made, marketing them, understanding the market, cash flow etc.

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What’s innovative about what you do? In terms of your craft, design or sourcing?

We want to be fun! The key point for us is to work very closely with the knit experts to come up with the designs that do not take away the practicalities.

How do you get the word out to get more fans?

Bloggers is our main channel as of now.

What’s the best compliment you have ever been paid?  

The smiles on people’s faces when they see my socks.

What’s the best part of being your own boss?

The flexible working hours.

What is unique about designing for children?  

It brings out the child in me.

What is your favourite smell?

Fresh cut grass.

What’s your most treasured possession?

I have never thrown away my sketch books, those are my most treasured possession.

Where do you find inspiration?

I find it everywhere and in anything.

How do you relax?

Some quiet time in cafes or a long walk around the city.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life immensely?  

An identical twin to come and share the workload.

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