Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, Kim Gladwyn, the creative force behind Vintage Akimbo Finds, found solace and support within the Waltham Forest Fashion Network. Through the network, Kim accessed vital grants, aiding her in sustaining her business during uncertain times.

Receiving two grants provided Kim with essential financial stability, enabling her to navigate the turbulent waters of Covid-19. Additionally, her participation in Forge Fashion, a comprehensive business support and networking program, further enriched her journey. Delivered by Creative United in collaboration with Waltham Forest Council and Fashion District, Forge Fashion equipped Kim with invaluable resources and connections vital for her business's growth and resilience.

Vintage Akimbo Finds stands out in the fashion landscape, offering a meticulously curated selection of vintage and pre-loved womenswear. Kim's discerning eye for quality garments, infused with an offbeat playful style, resonates with modern consumers seeking both style and sustainability.

For those navigating the intricate world of fashion entrepreneurship, Kim's story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration. By joining the Waltham Forest Fashion Network and subscribing to its newsletter, aspiring designers and entrepreneurs can access similar opportunities for grants, support, and networking, empowering them on their own fashion journeys. Visit to explore Kim's unique collection and witness the transformative power of community support in the fashion industry.


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