Social Entrepreneur

Holly Allenby is the founder of THE-ACEY.

THE-ACEY is an online store selling stylish and ethical womenswear. Holly founded it because she felt there was a gap in the market for genuinely stylish women’s clothes produced consciously - "style with purpose".

Brands are selected on the basis of their social and environmental impact, from fabric used to labour standards in production.

THE-ACEY has been featured in the Telegraph, Guardian, FT, Marie Claire and Vogue.

Holly joined Expert Impact for a mentoring session with Patrick Grant, the menswear designer behind tailoring house E Tautz.


"Don't get side-tracked. Stay focused!"


Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant


Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

An incredible inspiration

Patrick had expertise across all areas of the fashion industry. He had great relatable advice that I will use going forward. After an hour of his time I left feeling enthusiastic and ready to take THE-ACEY to the next level!


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