MEET THE OWNER
CORAL NEWTON: GRAPHIC DESIGNER. MUM. TEA DRINKER
As a Graphic Designer working for clients, one of my favourite parts of a branding project would be the merchandise. Whether it was a festivals, a corporate event or just getting staff to look the part in the office, there was always room to give the everyday, practical items some extra wow factor.
As one of those people that always mis-places their keys, I learned to love having them on a lanyard or a bright keyring. Wanting to prototype some fabric swatches I'd designed, I tested my prints on ribbon, then realised that if I could successfully print ribbon, I could go bigger and actually manufacture my own lanyard stock in-house. Quality and safety were my top priorities when I started Top Loops, I believe safety should be standard and now my lanyards are worn by healthcare staff, teachers and key-workers all over the world.
Today, the design, print and assembly process is all done with precision, by hand in my own workshop In South Wales.