Rosie Wolfenden MBE, MD & co-founder, Tatty Devine
Rosie Wolfenden MBE is Managing Director and co-founder of Tatty Devine – the go to brand for original, fun, acrylic statement jewellery. Rosie is responsible for the on-going success of the British jewellery brand.
Rosie studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, where she met business partner Harriet Vine MBE. They set up Tatty Devine from London’s east end in 1999 and are proud that all their jewellery is still designed and handmade in Britain.
Over a decade of experience at the helm of a leading British brand means Rosie has become an inspiration for creative entrepreneurs. After being nominated for the Everywoman Businesswoman of the Year, Rosie became an ambassador for the Everywoman Network and a Titan of Industry at the School for Creative Startups. She has also shared her expertise at the Royal College of Art, British Library and built partnerships with the likes of Selfridges, Gilbert & George, Tate and the V&A.
It’s important to Rosie that the brand is fully independent and she runs Tatty Devine according to a strong set of values: manufacturing in Britain, the importance of originality, and promoting women. Almost all of the jewellery is laser cut and handmade in Tatty Devine’s own workshops, by a female team.
Rosie admires women and how driven they are to work in organisations they feel passionate about. She feels privileged to be managing a team of women who focus on collective goals by sharing information and creative ideas whilst maintaining their own individual ambition.
Along with Harriet, Rosie was awarded an MBE for her Services to the Fashion Industry in 2013.
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