From Betley to Tokyo: British Designer Finds Success in Japan

“Working with UKTI has helped us to open many doors in near and faraway places which otherwise we may never even have dreamed about. The help and support we have received from UKTI has given us the confidence and experience to move into new and exciting territories.”

Jan Constantine – Creative Director

Japanese Consumers Fall in Love with Quality British Brands

The Jan Constantine story started in 2002, with Founder and Creative Director Jan Constantine creating hand-embroidered cushions on the kitchen table of her home in Betley, Cheshire.

Jan grew her business organically by showing her products at various trade fairs in London and through the support of the press.  By 2009 the name was a recognised brand within the UK and supplied many major London stores such as Liberty of London, Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason. Jan was accorded an official license to produce and sell home textiles for the London 2012 Olympic Games.


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