Former menswear director at Paul Smith, Sue Copeland has been an international fashion designer for over 30 years, including at Laura Biagiotti in Rome, Conran in London and Esprit in San Francisco.
After a sudden stroke in 2010 which left Sue with Aphasia, an impairment of language, she focused on her rehabilitation. Having worked with the charity Connect, she has regained most of her speech and has launched various collections. While recovering from her stroke, Sue rediscovered her passion for sewing, leading to a handmade collection of cushions to raise money for the charity.
Sue's current projects include handmade throws, baby quilts and wall hangings. She also makes lavender hearts, Christmas decorations, cute bunnies and chicks.