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What's the point of having Afrocentric Greeting cards?

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What's the point of having Afrocentric Greeting cards?

I’m often asked, What’s the purpose of Special Touch Designs? Why does it exist? I took a moment to think about it and realised that Special Touch Designs is more than just an ethnic greeting cards business. It exists to enable you to experience the fusion of African and Western cultures in a modern, vibrant and contemporary way. You see, I know how I felt and how I still feel walking into stores and not being able to find products that represent my culture and ethnicity. When I think about it, It makes me feel like I don’t matter and...

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Progressive Live 2018 - My First Greeting Card Trade Show

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Progressive Live 2018 - My First Greeting Card Trade Show

I'm both super excited and anxious to announce that I will be exhibiting at this year's Progressive Live Tradeshow, taking place on the 5th - 6th June, at the Business Design Centre, London.

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Georgina Fihosy wins Rising Star Award at Divas of Colour 2017 for Special Touch Designs

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Georgina Fihosy wins Rising Star Award at Divas of Colour 2017 for Special Touch Designs

I'm so honoured to have won the Divas of Colour Rising Star Award 2017. This is Special Touch Designs very first award. Divas of Colour is a gathering of some of the world’s most influential women from around the globe. It's a special day to recognise, reward and discover the best of women’s contributions. The 4th annual event was held on 18th March 2017 at Kia Oval.  Influential women, celebrities and power players in the health industry and many other walks of life were in attendance this year.   Divas of Colour has been an avenue for mostly women-owned businesses...

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Meet The Pharmacist Turned Entrepreneur Who Has Launched An African Inspired Greetings Card Company

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Meet The Pharmacist Turned Entrepreneur Who Has Launched An African Inspired Greetings Card Company

(Picture by A-picture photography)  British-Born Nigerian Georgina Fihosy is the creative entrepreneur behind the African Inspired greeting cards company Special Touch Designs which seeks to celebrate the diversity of the UK. Her gift for designing and hand-finishing greeting cards, which merge bold African wax print fabrics and quality textured boards, was realised in the summer of 2015. Whilst on maternity leave from her profession as a Pharmacist she made the decision to nurture her creativity and create a brand that would celebrate her Nigerian heritage and culture, showcase her love for fabric and design and recognise the diversity of Britain....

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