Who is Bans?
Bans is my nickname, my government name is Hannah (lol)
My brand is an extension of me; it’s far deeper than just making and selling clothes, it’s about bringing together healing and happiness with street style - reinventing what’s cool by being my authentic self and doing what I love most. Nowadays we are constantly exposed to a lot of brands, bloggers and celebrities who idolise money, status, or promote negativity of some kind; it’s my mission to be a beacon of light in a generation which needs positive role models more than ever!!! Motivational talks, videos and events to uplift the youth will always be a huge part of the brand and it will have longevity as it’s based on so much more than jumping on the next hype.
I was a very geeky kid with no confidence, and went through some difficult times as we all do growing up. I wasn’t sure of my life’s purpose for a long time and was battling with myself for years whether or not to just get a ‘proper’ job or not so my mum wouldn’t have to worry about me. When I finally decided to take the risk and take my passion seriously, my debut solo exhibition WAVEY THINGS at the end of 2016 was really successful, but I fell into a depression afterwards. I knew I had to really look inside myself and draw strength from the experience, and as I came out of it, I had the courage and self-belief to do what I love with no doubts and had a new, and very clear, purpose for why I’m doing it - to inspire others, make them smile, spread love and be a symbol of hope!
I can see now that everything I’ve experienced in my life has been building up to this time when I can help others, through the guise of my brand and all the work me and my team of angels will be able to do with it globally, empowering and uplifting others going through a hard time or lacking self-belief. Everything I’ve struggled with so far in my life: relationships with narcissists, toxic friendships, bullying, heartbreak, figuring out my career path, setting boundaries with people - I want to help guide others with the wisdom I’ve gained, to bring comfort, inspire and empower whoever needs it, to show a new way of being so we can all elevate together while creating some amazing colourful clothing and campaigns in the process and having loads of fun!
BANS GANG = ANGEL GANG
Thank you to everyone supporting the movement,
I love you!!
Based in London, UK
+44 (0) 7837 996301