Side Hustles: Art director Sophia Tassew has harnessed her creative power this lockdown, unleashing a bold accessories brand that’s already bowled over the fashion industry and beyond.
Welcome to Side Hustles, where THE FACE investigates the way working realities have changed thanks to a year of lockdowns, furlough and soaring unemployment rates. From sneaker schools to sandwich services, bakers to candlestick-makers, this fortnightly series celebrates the inventive side hustles of the Business Class of 2020/1.
Side Hustles: Nic Akinnibosun and Rico Oyejobi were new to the drinks industry, but that didn’t stop them from developing a cracking new rum. Now SAINT OGUN is set to quench your thirst this summer.
Side Hustles: In November, Canadian creative Tamara Grunberg closed up her modelling agency. Now, she's making a career out of fashion and her statement accessory, The Challah Bag.
Side Hustles: Disco-in-furlough – from underground raves to the fabric factory, Keep Hush are the late-night events business now creating premium merch for artists sidelined by the pandemic.
Side Hustles: Model duo Breanna Box and Peter Dupont are raising the stakes in the homeware game, designing horny carafes and functional glassware – a creative pursuit found in the middle of lockdown.
Side Hustles: In lockdown last year, best friend duo Niamh Ferrier and Saskia Puxley lost their hospitality jobs. Fresh from uni and without income, they decided to set up their own tooth gem and nail art business-from home, rising to success one cuticle, and molar, at a time.