Sixties child still creating beauty
25 June 2014
Jan Cunningham started her business career in 1967, threading together a beaded hair tie called The Va-va on her parents' dining-room table. Now the business is creating cosmetic bags.
With their trendy patterns, the New Zealand-designed and China-manufactured TL+C bags found a gap in the market. The company beat much larger international competitors to win contracts with John Lewis and online fashion giant ASOS to fill orders for one-off special-project cosmetic bags.
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