Local entrepreneur wins national award

Rebecca Goodchild SUS-140718-121223001
Rebecca Goodchild SUS-140718-121223001

Internationally renowned Hailsham-based DJ Rebecca Goodchild won the award for best UK online store at the UK Fashion and Beauty awards.

Rebecca, 34, who has had a successful career as a DJ spanning 15 years, said she was delighted with the recognition .

She has turned her talented hand to business through her collection of Skinny Chimp brand clothing and claims the award despite only setting the business up just a over a year ago.

Rebecca beat off stiff competition from a number of high street brands and, amazingly, she revealed the brand was originally set up by mistake.

“I pinched a friend’s vest which didn’t fit so I re-designed and identified a gap in the market place. Skinny Chimp was born,” she said.

“Its fantastic to win such a prestigious award after just 14 months in business”.

Skinny Chimp was established in March 2013. The idea for the original Skinny Vest was developed for practicality combined with a fashionable design that stands out from the crowd. Low cut vests , huge hoodies , wide neck t.shirts , oversized beanie hats and snapbacks… the brand is continuously growing. In a short time, Skinny Chimp now has more than 100,000 followers on social media – a family of Skinny Chimps who discuss fashion, beauty, lifestyle and day-to-day topics.