I'm Amber and I'm the owner and creator of Neon Marl.
Having studied for a BA (hons) in Textile Design at University, I then became a fabric buyer and worked for Karen Millen , Whistles and French Connection - these roles gave me an eye and understanding for a quality product and an insight into the retail fashion world.
Upon becoming a mum in 2004, I decided to stay at home for a few years to raise my 2 boys and relocated out of London to Bedfordshire.
In 2010, I retrained as a secondary school teacher , teaching Textile Design. During this time, much of it spent encouraging students to work hard and follow their dreams, it occurred to me that I had always dreamt of running my own business and should listen to my own advice!
In July 2016 I left my teaching post and in November 2016, Neon Marl was born - bringing together all the skills and experiences I have encountered through my life and a love of all things neon, metallic and simple & (mostly) geometric form.
In June 2019, a business-defining and life-changing moment occurred when Virgin Radio news girl, Rachel Horne, wore a Neon Marl rainbow-printed hoodie to work. The distinctive design sparked Virgin Radio host Chris Evans to start talking about the hoodie live on-air. Within 24 hours, I had received a year’s worth of orders and gained over 10,000 Instagram followers. With no sign of slowing down, Neon Marl’s following now stands at 29K and my business is going from strength to strength.