About The Founder of Norbury Sewing Centre
Thelma Allen is the sole Director of Norbury Sewing Centre. Her experience and knowledge of clothing manufacturing is excellent, due to her work history in the clothing industry and her higher education background in fashion.
Thelma worked in the clothing industry for many years before embarking on a career as a fashion lecturer.During this time she has developed extensive skills and knowledge of sewing techniques, used various sewing equipment and machinery as well as materials and fabrics. She has experience in making men and women’s wear clothing, for top fashion companies such as French Connection and Nicole Farhi.
Working as a teacher Thelma had the opportunity to develop skills in management, customer care and administration. These skills played an important part in managing projects she teaches to adults and young people. Her resilience to hard work helped her to overcome obstacles and achieve excellence throughout her career.
Thelma decided to set up Norbury Sewing Centre to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming her own boss and to concentrate on her love for sewing.