Enterprise Stories: Tom and Tarrazze

Posted on: 3 February 2021 in Enterprise

Enterprise stories are a great way to get inspired. Tom shares his startup ideas and story about his clothing brand which takes inspiration from football fashion.

About me:

My name is Tom, I’m 23 and originally from Wigan. I’m currently in the final year of my Business Management degree.

About my business idea:

My business is Terrazze UK, a clothing brand that I started with a friend almost a year ago, just before coronavirus hit the UK. The pandemic made us re-evaluate whether it was the best time to launch a business, so instead I used my time in lockdown to build a website and set up the foundations of the business. Our aim is that once all the foundations are in place, we will be able to launch the business and our products.

The brand takes inspiration from football fashion that was popular in Britain in the 1980s, known as the casual subculture. Terrazze will focus on emulating the quality of the designer brands, but at much more affordable prices.  

What is the next step?

The next step for us is to find a suitable supplier in the UK to manufacture our products. The brand is about luxury, affordable casualwear, so it is important to us that this is reflected in the quality and cost of the garments from suppliers. Once we find a suitable supplier, we can begin the production of our products, and finally get the business up and running.

Have you participated in any enterprise activity or programmes at university?

I am currently taking part in the Design Your Future Programme through the university. The sessions have been really helpful, and it is great to hear from industry experts about the different aspects of running a business. I think once I have completed the course, I will be much more confident in developing my business. 

Do you have any top tips to share with future and current students looking to bring their idea to life?

My top tip would be to stop waiting for the ‘perfect time’, because there is no such thing.


Link to my business website/social media:

Website: www.terrazzeofficial.com; Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrazzeofficial/