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Interviews & Profile Features for Handmade by Tinni in 2022!

Updated: Jan 7, 2023

Interviews/ Features / Guest Blogs

We belong to this incredible creative community and have been blessed with some amazing interviews and features that covers our journey. Grateful and truly humbled.

Many of these interviews cover my design journey so far and they love that our brand is all about sustainability and vibrant, bold colour. Some also find it inspiring that I founded my brand, in 2020 just before the pandemic hit!

Handmade by Tinni was launched to address the lack of colourful, fun biodegradable jewellery for fashionistas who love expressing their personality with unusual, statement jewellery pieces. We want our designs to bring joy, inspire confidence and encourage ethical living.

Some if these features focus on the traditional art-form of our designs that is the art of traditional rope knotting crafts and processes like macramé which we specilise to create colourful, unique and bold designs.

Here are some of the highlights:

(in order of published dates)

Dated: December 15, 2022

By Small Business Saturday

Being interviewed as one of the Small Biz 100 for 2022, annual Blue Tie Event. To help celebrate Small Business Saturday UK's 10th anniversary, our annual blue tie small business event took place this year on the 29th September at St Andrews High Holborn.

Watch the interview here.

Dated: December 13, 2022

By Meta

As a small business, I was invited by the META Business Events and Small Business Britain to 'Meta’s Small & Medium Business Christmas Reception' hosted at the Parliament on 13 December.

This event was an opportunity to speak to Meta, small businesses and directly to Members of Parliament about the experience of being a small business owner in the UK and feedback first hand what support is most useful. I was encouraged to invite my local MP to come down to the reception to hear more about my business too. And Andrew Rosindell, our local MP from Romford was able to send his associate to meet me at the event.

Dated: November 30, 2022

By #SBS Christmas Gift Special

'Hohoho' - Christmas Home Decor from Handmade by Tinni

Bring home the Christmas cheer with this Hohoho Christmas Home Decor Sign. This can be hung on a wall, a door or even stood on a shelf.

You can purchase it here for £20.

Dated: November 30, 2022

By Victoria Brown for Creative’s Productivity Toolbox

Chosen among the Top 12 winners! And our 'Love Necklace' was showcased for the month of February 2023.

Dated: November 14, 2022

By Forbes

I have contributed to an article in 'Forbes' regarding 'Staying Focused: Six Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets' -

Dated: November 9, 2022


Handmade by Tinni in London has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most inspiring small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it marks its ten-year anniversary.

Handmade by Tinni, Sustainable Textile Jewellery & Home Decor Brand was founded by Paulomi Debnath in 2020. It has been chosen to be part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up, which showcases impressive, independent businesses from across the nation.

Now in its tenth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday will return on 3 December 2022, with a mission to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses, particularly as they face mounting economic challenges over the winter.

On being featured in the SmallBiz100 line-up, Paulomi said: “It is a true celebration of Britain’s Small business community, and I am greatly thankful to the Small Business Saturday UK and Small Business Britain team, to select my creative brand as a small business champion. I am also looking forward to meeting the other fellow winners and share mutual support, friendship, and inspiration. This is an amazing platform full of opportunities to raise the profile of the small business owners like me, giving them a greater voice and access to policy makers to contribute to key issues impacting small business owners!! Being selected as one of Britain’s 100 most inspiring small firms, will add immeasurable value to my brand’s success and this will certainly inspire to achieve even bigger dreams.’’

Dated: September 22, 2022

By Bdaily News

Case study with B Daily. Read Here.

''The extent to which businesses are behind the curve becomes even more apparent with the research finding that 75% of consumers use social media to find out about products and services before buying. And this isn’t just online purchases – 74.6% of people looking at products on social media shop in store at least once a week.

Paulomi Debnath, who launched her London-based sustainable jewellery brand, Handmade by Tinni, just before the Covid pandemic outbreak in 2020, attributes much of her success to using social media to promote her products. She explains:

“In support of a launch earlier this year, our Spring Earrings and Necklaces range, I produced a series of short videos for my social channels, specifically reels and stories on Instagram, to drive interest and excitement.

Paulomi, who moved to London from India sixteen years ago and specialises in the art of traditional rope knotting crafts, adds:

“As part of the same launch campaign, I used social media to encourage customers to pick their favourite colours and material combinations. I believe in inclusivity and that extends as far as offering our customers the opportunity to be part of the creative process. The launch was a huge success, resulting in over 30 of the new pieces (retailing at £25 each) selling in the first week. Without social media, the business simply wouldn’t reach as many customers as we now do, it’s been a vital part of our success.”

Dated: September 21, 2022

Guest Podcast with Leona Baker. Listen here.

Leona Baker is the joyful sales coach for creative professionals. She teaches practical tools for creatives to grow financially successful businesses. Combine the simple marketing and selling strategies with self-coaching techniques to start making the money you want sooner than you think.

''Today we are joined by four incredible Joyful Selling program members who talk us through the results they are proud of creating in their businesses.

Paulomi from Handmade by Tinni talks us through how she decided she was good enough to apply for (and win) multiple awards this year.

It was such a joy to chat to these four amazing creative business owners and hear how they are self-coaching and joyfully selling to create the business they want.''

Dated: September 8, 2022

By eBay Business Roadshow 2022 along with Small Business Britain

Our Founder & Artist was asked to be on the panel of small businesses at the @ebay Business Roadshow.

The Roadshow offered details of how to access VITAL FUNDING alongside a range of free workshops, talks, round-tables, discussion and tips from leading small business experts in a number of topics relevant to small business owners including digital skills, marketing, sustainability and scale up - and much more.

There were the opportunities to learn new skills as well as meet and mingle with your local community and throughout the event, Small Business Britain experts were on hand to answer questions, advise you on your business challenges and help you on your way to recovery and success.

I shared the stage with @humaniteadrinks@matthews_preserved and of course the brilliant hostess @michelle_ovens from @smallbizsatuk@britainsmallbiz

Dated: September 1, 2022

By Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on social media, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010.

Dated: July 26th, 2022

Handmade by Tinni has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 'The Purpose before Profit Award’ by The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards.

I will be going for a 'Finalist judging panel interview' in September and will be attending the Glittering Awards Ceremony in November 2022 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.

I am over the moon. Truly humbled and grateful for this recognition.

Thank you,

Dated: July 22nd, 2022

''With Friendship Day around the corner (July 30), it's a good time to join Paulomi Debnath in pledging an ever-lasting bond with nature. Although her venture to create handmade, sustainable jewellery doesn't only limit to wristbands alone. Debnath's wide range of trendsetting earrings and statement necklaces can easily make the wearer talk of the town and speaks volume about her creative spirit and ethical entrepreneurial skills.

Debnath founded 'Handmade by Tinni' in 2020 to address the lack of colourful, fun biodegradable jewellery for fashionistas who love expressing their personality with unusual, statement jewellery pieces.

"My brand is all about sustainability and joyful colour. I believe that doing business ethically is the only way of doing it. I am dedicated to creating a legacy of change for a cleaner, greener planet. Fundamentally every piece I create is made by hand, without using any machines or electricity (except lighting and heating!), and therefore with minimal environmental impact," said Debnath.''

Dated: June 5th, 2022

Our Zero Waste Cotton Keyrings were included in the highly regarded blog '10 Pocket Money Friendly Ideas for End of Year Teacher Gifts'.

This blog is penned by Lisa McLachlan in her blogging site called Lisa's Notebook.

Dated: May 23rd, 2022

ABA Business Spotlight: Paulomi Debnath, Founder & Designer at Handmade by Tinni
ABA Business Spotlight: Paulomi Debnath, Founder & Designer at Handmade by Tinni

When you have sheer determination, sky is only the limit...

I never I dreamed that one day, I will feature as a cover image on London Chamber of Commerce and Industry!

But last week, I woke up to this amazing cover as I saw my image on London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) newsletter as a ABA Business Spotlight!

'ABA Business Spotlight

Paulomi Debnath, Founder & Designer at Handmade by Tinni'

(ABA - Asian Business Association)

I launched my creative brand after turning 40 and just followed my lifelong passion for jewellery designing. I am not traditionally trained and self taught. So I worked double hard to get where I am. Long way to go still but happy with my achievements so far.

Dated: April 6th, 2022

By Dan Adair Wright, Head of community, Enterprise Nation

''Whether it’s winning awards, generating media coverage, gaining new clients, or seeing your products on the shelves, we think it’s important to pause, celebrate your successes, and recognise how far you’ve come in your entrepreneurial journey.

Here’s 10 members of the Enterprise Nation community with something to celebrate.''

Enterprise Nation kindly share our success at f:Entrepreneur and winning the 'Small Business Sunday' award on their featured blog. How awesome to see our founder, Paulomi featuring on the headline image as above.

Employee Spotlight: Paulomi Debnath Named One of UK’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs

Dated: March 22nd, 2022

Paulomi Debnath is an accomplished meeting, event, and travel professional. She also owns her own business, Handmade by Tinni, and was recently named one of the UK’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs for 2022 by the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, we are delighted to share Paulomi’s journey and congratulate her on such an amazing achievement.

M&IW Highlights

Tell us about your role with M&IW. When did you start and what is your current role?

I joined M&IW in September 2016, and my first day at work was at the all-company meeting at the time named Campus Week, now called the M&IW Summit. I was greeted with a strong bear hug from Jean and Tina, our two owners. I can never forget that warm welcome!

As a Senior Event Sourcing Manager, I am part of the Event Sourcing Team, and I am based in London. I am an international sourcing expert and work with various clients for our company.

How long have you been in the events and travel industry?

Can I share that without sharing my age? In all honesty, it has been 20+ wonderful years. I am fortunate to have worked with some of the top brands in the industry, including Corinthia, Starwood (now Marriott), Carlson Rezidor, Hilton, Thistle, and Guoman. Specifically in the last seven years, I have only worked in 5-star luxury travel, and that has changed my whole outlook of the travel industry. The goal is not just to find a hotel or venue but to provide a unique setting for the best experience for my clients. For me, luxury travel sales represents the most unique experiences that create lifelong memories.

Continue reading the blog - Here

Dated: March 21st, 2022

London entrepreneur named one of 2022’s most inspiring female founders

Read the full Interview here:

Paulomi Debnath, Founder & Designer at Handmade by Tinni has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.

Paulomi who founded Handmade by Tinni, Sustainable Textile Jewellery & Home Decor in 2022, is being profiled alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi- achievements of women running businesses in the UK today. Now in its fifth year, the growing campaign attracted a record number of applications for this year’s ‘#ialso100’ line-up. Delivered by Small Business Britain – the leading champion of small businesses in the UK – f:Entrepreneur was launched in 2017 to highlight the stories of amazing female business owners and help provide inspiration and role models across the wider small business community. Now in its fifth year, the campaign offers a host of events and training and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability and confidence.

Dated: March 8th, 2022

Blog Topic: International Women's Day puts focus on equality at work

More women plan to start a business

Also this week, a survey conducted by Small Business Britain has found that nearly a fifth (17%) of women in the UK are considering starting a business following the pandemic, with 48% citing a desire for more money as the biggest driver and 46% wanting the freedom of being their own boss.

The research, commissioned to mark International Women's Day, signals a "major shift in attitudes towards entrepreneurship among women" according to Small Business Britain. Women from ethnic minority backgrounds were also found to be much more likely to start a business; 7% of women who started businesses in the past year are from ethnic minority backgrounds, compared to just 1% three years ago.

Small Business Britain runs the ƒ:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign, which features an annual line-up of 100 of the UK's most inspiring female-led founders. Paulomi Debnath started her jewellery and home décor business, Handmade by Tinni, in early 2020. "My business is heavily influenced by my rich Indian heritage and champions vibrancy, confidence and diversity, which I think are all elements that we should endeavour to celebrate in female entrepreneurship as well."

Dated: March 7th, 2022


This trend is reflected in Small Business Britain’s ƒ:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign, which features an annual line-up of 100 of the UK’s most inspiring female-led founders, to celebrate the growing tide of multi-achieving female entrepreneurs that lead businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

This year the campaign received a record number of applications since it first launched in 2017 and has seen an increase in the number of mission-driven female-led businesses keen to use the platform to grow, especially businesses committed to championing sustainability.

One such example is Paulomi Debnath, who started her textile jewellery and home décor business ‘Handmade by Tinni’ with the aim to grow a sustainable brand and support her community.

“I founded my creative business in 2020 just before the pandemic hit, and although running a new design-led brand in such difficult time, whilst also juggling a busy family life, has been a challenge, I have always had confidence that my ethical brand values and entrepreneurial spirit would get me through. My business is heavily influenced by my rich Indian heritage and champions vibrancy, confidence, and diversity, which I think are all elements that we should endeavour to celebrate in female entrepreneurship as well.”

Delivered by Small Business Britain – the leading champion of small businesses in the UK - the f:Entrepreneur campaign offers a host of events, training, and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability, and confidence among female founders.

Dated: February 25th, 2022

Boots, Shoes and Fashion is a personal blog, curated by Linda Hobden. If you love boots, shoes and fashion, you will love Linda's blog.

Linda approached Paulomi, our founder and artist for "An Interview With" blog-post series.

She focused particularly in knowing about our handmade sustainable jewellery, as well as about the London-based brand, Handmade By Tinni, Although billed as a shoe and fashion site, Linda do cover a lot of in depth and lifestyle issues too.

They have interviewed a great variety of people such as shoe designers (e.g. Natacha Marro ), models (e.g. Laura Cherry), burlesque dancers (e.g. Sukki Singapora), performers (e.g. Cyanide Girls), photographers (e.g. Marie GC Photography), TV hosts & celebs (e.g. Bret "Hollywood" Freeman, Celia Sawyer), singers (e.g. Jazz Singer Nicole Peach) through to fashion designers, cake makers, company CEOs, shops, make up artists, and small cottage industries…. as well as musicians, authors, fellow bloggers and other people not connected to the fashion industry but are nevertheless interesting and inspirational!

Dated: February 21st, 2022

The story of our founder Paulomi and her creative journey to launch Handmade by Tinni as a sustainable handmade statement jewellery brand is covered by Gramersi.

Gramersi is a digital publisher – specialising in consumer and retail startup news, content, insights and events.

For Consumers:

They make it easy for you to discover the latest products, and learn about them through high quality news and video content.

For Startups:

They support startups and provide them with a PR platform, by featuring them on the Gramersi news channel, as well hosting a range of meet-ups, seminars and conferences.

Our Successes:

Since launching, Gramersi is proud to have worked with the likes of War Paint For Men, Jecca Blac, Wear My Freedom, smol, Iasha Masood (Insu Beauty), OLIO, Posey Yoga, Tropic, M+LK PLUS, Barenaked, Dr Tara Lalvani (Beautifect), COVEX, and more.

Date: February 18th, 2022

Handmade by Tinni was selected as top 30 Jewellery Companies to Watch in 2022!

We were placed at number four from top.

TechRound helps startups, entrepreneurs and established businesses from the UK and around the world to receive the exposure they need to tell their stories. With a captive, engaged and startup and tech-driven audience and readership, we are ideally placed to get both startups and established businesses of any nature in front of key stakeholders in the startup sector. We regularly provide comments and expert insights into the startup and tech spheres of the UK and the wider world.

Dated - February 8th, 2022

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022

Handmade by Tinni has been nominated as ‘’Start-Up Business of the Year - - London’’ by FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.

Dated - January 28th, 2022

Our Founder Paulomi is born and brought up in India and living in London for past 15+ years.

i:Entrepreneur is a campaign celebrating, championing and shining a light on small businesses founded by entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds. It exists to raise the profile of these businesses and to ensure success is celebrated not as a minority, but for the incredible value they bring in their own right. We are so proud to be part of this campaign and read the blog here.

The i:Entrepreneur campaign is brought to you by Small Business Britain - the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting all 5.8 million small businesses in the UK no matter their location, sector or ambition.

Through a series of reports, events and campaigns, Small Business Britain champions, inspires, recognises and accelerates small businesses to foster growth and increase confidence and is dedicated to highlighting all small businesses across the UK.

So proud to be included here - Read Paulomi's interview

Dated: January 10th, 2022

Blog Topic: 2022’s most inspiring female founders revealed

100 of the UK’s most inspiring female entrepreneurs have been named by Small Business Britain, in a line-up that reflects the phenomenal contribution to society, economy and communities that many female founders are making across the UK.

From a quantum computer entrepreneurs, and vegan fruit farm owners, to sustainability start-ups and inclusive fashion founders, this year’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign celebrates the growing tide of inspiring, resilient and multi-achieving female entrepreneurs that lead businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

Now in its fifth year, the growing campaign attracted a record number of applications for this year’s ‘#ialso100’ line-up, reflecting how mission-driven female entrepreneurs continue to flourish despite the challenges of the past years, with many scaling or starting new ventures.


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I'm the artist behind this quirky little brand and my blogs are a celebration of colourful handmade crafts and everything in between. Let me know your thoughts on this blog and any new small independent brands that I should know about. 

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