Violet's Vintage NI was founded by Rebecca Ellis in May 2020 during the 'peak' of the Covid pandemic. Launching the business from her bedroom in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland with just a clothing rail and 10 killer pieces, as well as an old beat up laptop (which she still uses to this very day!).
Rebecca lovingly named the business 'Violet's Vintage' after her late Granny Vi (Violet Johnston) of Newtownstewart, as a little nod to her memory and to her parents, who have continued to support and encourage her throughout this journey.
Rebecca recalls Violet's style - particularly her pleated skirts and jumper combo's. She was a mother, a grandmother and a best friend to many - including Rebecca, who recalls sleepovers at Violet's house in Newtonstewart. Sharing Charlie's Spar garlic cubes around the kitchen table, watching celebrity big brother all day, everyday and sitting up to 3am just to have a natter and a cup of tea.
Violet Johnston (pictured above) passed away on New Years Day 2009, missed by the entire family. Rebecca hopes she will make Violet proud.