ENTERPRISING twins Gill and Judy have set up their very own clothing ‘barn-tique’ from a Denstone shop unit.
Gill Conroy and Judy Smith have set up Twine Clothing, a fashion boutique at one of the Denstone Farm Shop units.
The shop is inspired by family, and is a ‘dream come true’ for the two, who previously worked in the advertising department for Uttoxeter and Ashbourne News.
The pair, who were born in Ashbourne and have always lived in Uttoxeter, decided Denstone was the ideal location for the store.
Gill Conroy and Judy Smith, owners of Twine Clothing said: “Our inspiration behind Twine Clothing was all down to our dad.
“Dad was a hard working farmer and always carried bale twine in his pockets.
“When we asked why do you fill your pockets with bale twine, he always answered - girls you never know when you will need it.
“He used to mend fences and tie twine round many things on the farm and that was how we came to name our barntique Twine as it is also ‘twin’ with a added e factor. “Dad always loved seeing Mum and his girls smartly dressed and that was what always put a smile on his face.
“So Twine Clothing was a very impulsive decision, setting up, sourcing labels and designing the interior in just four weeks.
“Our tagline is ‘tying cloth to country’ and we offer fashionable day and evening wear with a twist of country.
“Denstone being just on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border just seemed the ideal location for Twine.
“The award winning farm shop and cafe has the buzz we like and is credit to Rupert and Emma for putting Denstone on the map.
“Twine stocks both ladies and gents attire, from international labels to independent, unique and locally sourced brands.
“We people-watched for several weekends at Denstone Hall Farm Shop and cafe and came up with the theme for our clothing product range.
“We offer casual, smart and unique styles for all ages and lifestyles.
“Our web site will be available soon and in the meantime you can follow us on Facebook.
“The shop is open from 9am until 5.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.
“This is a dream come true and thanks to our family for their contributions in helping us hit our opening deadline in the space of just four weeks.
“Dad used to tell us to make hay while the sun is shining.”
More information on Twine Clothing can be found on Facebook by searching for Twine.