Two young designers who turned their lives around with support from The Prince’s Trust have had their first collections launched in George Home.

The limited edition collections feature the work of Sophie Best, 25, from Birmingham, and fellow designer Deborah Ballinger, 26, from Nottingham, who were both supported on the Enterprise programme after struggling to get their business ideas off the ground.

Sophie and Deborah were matched with volunteer mentors who provided support and advice, and their dreams came true when they were each asked to design a range of homeware products for George Home.

Sophie’s ‘Homespun’ collection is a vibrant assortment of kitchen accessories, textiles and home furnishings inspired by the revival of the ‘make do and mend’ culture. The collection is full of delicate embroidery and stitched seam prints, and summery colours of orange yellow and green.

Sophie says:

George and The Prince's Trust have given me an amazing opportunity to open my own business at a young age, which I am very proud of. They have helped me change my life for the better.

Deborah’s ‘Palm Springs’ collection of home accessories and furnishings has a 1950s flavour including illustrations of exotic birds and tropical fruit. The designs feature vibrant colours and evoke the fun of a retro summer.

Deborah says:

I never thought I'd have the chance to see my designs come to life and go on sale with such a successful retailer. It's like a dream come true. 

Ten per cent of sales from the ranges will go towards helping The Prince’s Trust to support disadvantaged young people across the UK. The collections are available online or in selected ASDA stores from 21st March.