Yvonne Telford Event in the Bookshop – Ticket Only


To celebrate International Women’s Day,  we have Yvonne Telford, founder and creator of the much-loved independent fashion brand, Kemi Telford, talking about her journey as a women in business and the books that have inspired her along the way.  Yvonne Telford created Kemi Telford in 2017, a London based, sustainable and ethical fashion brand. We are really excited to host this event celebrating readers, reading and the power of books!

Tuesday 8 March , 7.30pm.  Doors open at 7.00pm if you would like to meet up and have a drink in our Writer’s Café before the event.

This is a Ticket Only option. There is also a Book Bundle and Ticket option which includes the 3 books that Yvonne will be discussing on the night that have most inspired her throughout her life and the process of starting her own business.

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Yvonne will be in conversation with bookshop owner, Fleur Sinclair. We hope you can join us for this special evening celebrating women and the joy and power of books!

Yvonne was born and raised in Kano, Nigeria and she arrived in England in 1996. Her journey into the fashion business started when she started blogging and people kept asking her, “Where did you get that outfit?” Like many Nigerians, her clothes were hand-tailored one-offs. Despite having no formal training in the fashion industry, Yvonne decided to create two skirts using bold wax prints that she grew up seeing women in Nigeria wear.

After her first child started school, Yvonne felt it was time she followed her childhood dream of owning a shop that sold fabulous clothes to women. Clothes that would make women feel great about themselves. Clothes that would encourage women to take up their space and also be everyday wearable clothes that spoke for women even before they spoke for themselves.

From the very beginning, the core focus of Kemi Telford has always been on the people involved from the manufacturers to the staff, to the customers. The aim of Kemi Telford is to make sure that everyone who the brand meets are seen and acknowledged. Yvonne feels if people are seen and acknowledged then every other important thing will fall into place. She strongly believes that we must put people first.

Kemi Telford: https://kemitelford.com/