HL Designs

The company was started back in 2016, I had been poling around 3 years and decided I wanted to compete. Being quite creative but never trained, I started embellishing underwear and altering tops to make them less sports wear and more stage wear.
From here I found the love for sewing, using a small corner of my spare room and a 6 box storage unit too, my journey started.
I hand draft all my own patterns and literally taught myself along the way, watching numerous YouTube videos and Pintrest how toos.
I spent 2017 competing and using this as a platform to get my creations out there.
One of my proudest moments was being approached my Stacey Snedden in 2018, to make the costumes for the Pole Theatre UK’s opening show, dressing pole celebrities from around the globe. I was so overwhelmed and couldn’t believe that little old me had been given this amazing opportunity.
From here I converted what was my guest room into my main office/sewing room, it was time to level up!!
Pole Theatre UK was the most amazing experience ever and to be invited back in 2019 just made me realise this is what I wanted!
The past few years have been amazing, being able to go to competitions where I take a stall, sponsor the events, providing prizes and vouchers. I also try my best to support online challenges on Instagram too, as it’s great to see people from all over the world come together.
I love people glowing on stage wearing my outfits, there is no better feeling. Every order that comes through to me is made to measure and custom made, with one on one contact with the customer. They can choose every single detail from cut of shorts, how many straps on the back to full lace and rhinestones outfits. My designs have been sent all over the world, some have even been worn on the front cover of Australia’s Pole Dance Magazine, when Chilli Rox got her number 1 inspirational pole dancer for the second year running.
I still work from home in my spare room, I also have my own dog groomers and just bought a pole studio so safe to say I like to keep busy. Pole is my passion from choreographing routines, creating outfits and helping others, the whole industry has become my life!
Throughout the covid-19 pandemic I donated my time to making face coverings, head bands for the mask to hook on to and snap bands. These were all donated to key workers, NHS staff and 50 went to the McMillan nurses who were working constantly throughout. The pole industry is very inspirational and supportive, I am so happy to be part of this amazing community. Thank you for my votes.