Updated: Nov 15
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: September 22, 2022
I have contributed to an article in 'Forbes' regarding 'Staying Focused: Six Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets' -
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: 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.
Dated: July 22nd, 2022
By IGlobal News
''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
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
''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.
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 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
Blog Topic: RISING COST OF LIVING AND DESIRE FOR FREEDOM DRIVES FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
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!