Local teacher starts new chapter

January 30 2014

A FORMER primary school teacher has opted for a change in career - by opening a shop on Gloucester Road, dedicated to selling children's clothes.

 

A FORMER primary school teacher has opted for a change in career - by opening a shop on Gloucester Road, dedicated to selling children's clothes.

Sarah Ubhi, who lives locally, worked as a teacher at Stoke Bishop Primary for 17 years and has three daughters aged 8, 10 and 12.

Her experience with children, and passion for textiles, has put her in good stead for setting up her own shop - Moodles.

Moodles began in 2011 as a small business, making appliqué t-shirts.

The clothes store, which opened its doors on January 11, caters for newborn babies and children up to the age of 12.

Sarah was given the keys to the property, previously home to Billie-Jean Clothes, less than a week before she opened the shop.

Like the logo indicates, items are cherry-picked which have been made especially in the UK.

Sarah said: "We aim to provide a guilt-free shopping experience where customers can be assured that all items in the shop have been made by adults in the UK, who have been paid a fair wage.

"Many of the suppliers and designers are based in the south west, so products will have a low carbon footprint."

The store sells everyday essentials, occasion wear, and gifts, as well as Sarah's own range of baby wear and blankets. She also hopes to host baby showers from the shop, and hold baby shower gift lists.