British-Born Nigerian Georgina Fihosy is the creative entrepreneur behind the African Inspired greeting cards company Special Touch Designs which seeks to celebrate the diversity of the UK. Her gift for designing and hand-finishing greeting cards, which merge bold African wax print fabrics and quality textured boards, was realised in the summer of 2015. Whilst on maternity leave from her profession as a Pharmacist she made the decision to nurture her creativity and create a brand that would celebrate her Nigerian heritage and culture, showcase her love for fabric and design and recognise the diversity of Britain.
Georgina currently works full time as a clinical pharmacist and juggles life as a mother, wife, home maker and entrepreneur. She was brought up in a single parent household by a strong Nigerian mother, who raised five children and taught her to dream big, live life to the full and be open to opportunities; which is an ethos that Georgina lives by. “Being a woman should never be a barrier to success.” states Georgina.
Growing up, Georgina was always known as ‘the creative one’ in her family.
“If there was something to be made, I would be the one to make it. Thirty something years on, it was only natural for me to move into the greeting card industry, an industry that is creative, vibrant, global and always relevant. Even in the fast moving technological and social media age nothing truly expresses personal sentiment like greeting cards.
The Live in Colour collection is a true celebration of cultural beauty and ethnic diversity in the UK.
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