Lilly Dilly’s is a British multiple award winning supplier of bespoke, luxury accessories and gifts for all special occasions, based in Bewdley, Worcestershire. Catering for ladies, gents, children and even pets!
Louise Hickman is the owner and creative director of Lilly Dilly's. Louise has always been hugely into 'fashion' 'design' and 'making'. She spent many years designing, making and customising items for herself, friends and family before launching her business in 2015. Louise's background is lecturing in Beauty Therapy and Anatomy & Physiology, where she did so in Birmingham for 13 years. When Louise had her daughter at 32 she rediscovered her love for 'making' whilst on maternity leave. Sadly, in 2013 Louise's daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Louise used her 'making' as a form of therapy to help cope with the difficult situation that the family were facing. After two years her daughter began to get better, some normal life resumed and Louise decided to get more serious about changing career paths in order to have more time with her family.
She launched her business, named after her daughter Lilly and ran the business part time whilst still lecturing. Louise was requested to do several commissions and was feeling more fulfilled. Then there came the opportunity for voluntary redundancy so Louise decided to take a leap of faith and accept in order to focus on her business full time. Six months later Louise took on her boutique in Bewdley and is very happy to say she has never looked back.
" There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your own ‘creation’ being worn or used by a happy customer, it fills me with a huge sense of pride" Louise Hickman