Jazmin lost her mum to cancer when she was seven and went to live with her grandmother. She taught her how to sew and it was through her she developed her love of fashion.

With the help of The Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise programme, Jazmin established Plus Equals, which aims to redefine what it means to be fashionable and plus size and she recently saw her designs on the runway at London Queer Fashion Show at the V&A Museum of Childhood.
However, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on Jazmin, and on Plus Equals.

“I’m barely hanging on. I’m not getting any orders anymore. People really want to support me, which is lovely, and they are buying cheaper items. I’m also doing a sample sale. But it’s not enough.”

The Prince’s Trust is doing much more to support me than anyone else. No one else cares – it’s so easy to feel defeated. For some of us, it means the choice of food or no food. For others, it’s the choice of your business carrying on or not. Some business owners can’t even afford to eat. We can’t live off credit for much longer. To have someone fighting your corner means the world.

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