Breaking down barriers & building a sustainable fashion label, with Samuel Tholley of Hidden Pages and Rosette Ale, Founder of Revival

Black History: Samuel Tholley & Rosette Ale

“I want to create my own space. I don’t want to have to fit into someone else’s whitewashed marketing… I want to create fashion that shows people like me.” 

In this week’s 40 Minute Mentor takeover, Samuel Tholley. Founder of Hidden Pages, is joined by Rosette Ale, Founder of Revival – a sustainable fashion label redesigning discarded clothes into contemporary designs for a cleaner and cooler planet.

Samuel and Rosette know each other from university and have a really insightful and refreshing conversation in today’s episode, covering the following topics: 

➡️ The start of Revival and the mind of a young entrepreneur  [01:31]

➡️ Challenges of entering the fashion world [04:49]

➡️ Mentorship, crowdfunding and being bold [07:34]

➡️ Fostering a good mentor mentee relationship [12:06]

➡️ The importance of representation and breaking down barriers [15:02]

➡️ Diversifying the fashion industry [17:59]

➡️ Shifting diversity from a tick box exercise [19:52]

➡️ Accessibility to sustainability & mentality shifts [21:42]

➡️ Doing your part towards living more sustainably and saving the planet [25:46]

➡️ Where to follow Revival & Rosette’s journey [31:38]

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Sam:
➡️ Connect with Rosette: 

➡️ Find out more about Hidden Pages: and

➡️ Find out more about Revival: 

PLUS! If you want to hear more from Samuel and Hidden Pages, listen to his episode here: 

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