Island Hopping Fashionista Stitched Into Techie Nerd

Island Hopping Fashionista Stitched Into Techie Nerd

United Kingdom

A businesswoman from the Isle of Man has launched an innovative concept in online shopping, an online plus size clothing boutique called “Beyond Brooke” and has joined an eclectic home business community of people using their talents and passions to come up with fascinating business ventures.


A businesswoman from the Isle of Man has launched an innovative concept in online shopping, an online plus size clothing boutique called “Beyond Brooke” and has joined an eclectic home business community of people using their talents and passions to come up with fascinating business ventures.

Jan Hewitt, creator of Beyond Brooke has given rise to a beautiful collection of plus size dresses and separates.  She started the business in March 2012, originally as a retail unit with a website as a “side line” but the online side of the business was strongest by miles, so she closed the retail unit and now works exclusively on the brands online presence.

Beyond Brooke was opened as a traditional shop to fill a gap in the market for an independent boutique aimed at women of Jan’s own age.  She was encouraged by her husband to set up a website, and soon the orders began coming in online.  With the realisation that the online side of the business was better for her family life balance, Jan closed the retail unit.

Jan said: “After a few months web orders started to come in and at first I didn’t know how to process, package or send them but customers really seemed to like the website so I decided to relinquish the shop and move my plus size fashion business exclusively online, and I’ve never been happier!”

The biggest challenge Jan faced was teaching herself the skills she needed to develop and promote her website, and she has become more of a Techie Nerd than a fashionista!

Paula Wynne, bestselling author and co-founder of iHubbub.com said: “As a lady who has lived on both ends of the scale, I love seeing what Jan is doing for plus ladies. She is a very supportive member of iHubbub’s home business community!”

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