About me – Bernadette Anderson/Chiles

  • Grew up in a lovely small town in Northern Ireland
  • Moved to England at 20 to start my Art and Design Foundation Course in Doncaster
  • Did my Contour Fashion degree (Swimwear/Lingerie) at Leicester Polytechnic (De Montfort University).
  • Worked freelance for two years creating one off pieces for clients.
  • Moved into Art and Design Teaching and was a Head of Dept for over 20 years.
  • Whilst teaching spent the last 8 years developing my underwear business.
  • In 2017 moved back to Northern Ireland with my husband to set up my business full time.
  • The name of my brand is my married name – Anderson/Chiles. Anderson is my surname and Chiles is my husbands.