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Coleraine designer Poppy Warwicker on launching sustainable fashion brand Nu-In during a pandemic

Poppy Warwicker from Coleraine had an obvious creative talent from an early age - and now her dreams have come true with the launch of Nu-In, a clothing company that's kind to the planet. She talks about her new business with Claire O'Boyle

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Lift off: Poppy (second left) with Nu-In’s founding team Nathan Loofe, Elise Mikkelborg, Mike Mikkelborg (CEO), Marcus Butler and Stefanie Giesinger

Lift off: Poppy (second left) with Nu-In’s founding team Nathan Loofe, Elise Mikkelborg, Mike Mikkelborg (CEO), Marcus Butler and Stefanie Giesinger

High waist jogger, £42

High waist jogger, £42

Design success: Poppy Warwicker with her latest collection for Nu-In

Design success: Poppy Warwicker with her latest collection for Nu-In

Marcus and Poppy during fittings in Portugal

Marcus and Poppy during fittings in Portugal

Ant and Poppy

Ant and Poppy

100% recycled knitted hoodie, £37

100% recycled knitted hoodie, £37

Handle with care unisex oversized hoodie, £37

Handle with care unisex oversized hoodie, £37

Lyocell wide leg pants, £42

Lyocell wide leg pants, £42

Turtleneck sleeveless vest, £33

Turtleneck sleeveless vest, £33

Upcycled cropped slouchy jeans, £56

Upcycled cropped slouchy jeans, £56

Poppy with mum Heather

Poppy with mum Heather

Lift off: Poppy (second left) with Nu-In’s founding team Nathan Loofe, Elise Mikkelborg, Mike Mikkelborg (CEO), Marcus Butler and Stefanie Giesinger

Launching a business during a pandemic may sound like a daunting prospect, but things have got off to a flying start for new online fashion brand Nu-In.

The sustainable clothing line, co-run by designer Poppy Warwicker from Coleraine, has already turned a profit, despite launching at the height of the lockdown.

"We launched at the end of May, and considering the way the world has been the last few months we were faced with a lot of challenges we just hadn't predicted," says Poppy.