Meet Our Team
Emma Barnes -
Founder & Sustainability Leader
Emma founded Wild Fawn in 2015 here in London & has been working hard on the brand ever since. From one woman band to having a team of four supporting her, Emma has been focused on being as sustainable & eco-friendly as possible since the beginning. Day-to-day Emma manages the business, wholesale accounts, designs new collections & of course, thinks big about the future of Wild Fawn! When it gets busy, she still loves making your orders too. When she's not dreaming up new jewellery designs, Emma can be found with in South East London walking her cheeky cockerpoo puppy, Margot.
What’s your Zodiac symbol, do you think your personality is typical to this sign? It's scary how much of a classic Virgo I am..I downloaded the Co-Star and Pattern apps and had to delete them because I felt like they could see into my soul!
What’s currently your favourite Wild Fawn piece? In the current collection I love the wrapped hoop studs but I'm so excited for the new collection as it has some beautiful hand-formed pieces in it that I've already been wearing non-stop!
Which charity from the B1G1 initiative means the most to you? I'm particularly drawn to the charities that focus on period poverty and reproductive health. The initiative 'PROVIDE SANITARY PADS AND RAISE SEXUAL AWARENESS AMONG GIRLS'; by the charity called 'So They Can' is one that I will be supporting.
Is there something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? I'll be completing the Marrakech Marathon in September which is going to be a challenge! It's also nice to have something to look forward to (the mini-holiday I'm planning for after the run!)
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Speaking a new language - I can speak very basic french but I'd love to be able to speak it fluently!
What are you reading right now? I'm reading a book called Kindred by Octavia E. Butler which is really interesting. It tackles the serious issues of slavery, human rights, and racial prejudice with a science-fiction, romance, and historical element. I would definitely recommend it! I also just finished a book called Educated by Tara Westover and it was one of the best books I've ever read.
Rebecca - Creative Manager
Silversmith, photographer & all round creative, Rebecca has a passion for all things handmade! She creates & manages everything visual; shooting our photoshoots, creating our look books, managing the website graphics, social media & marketing calendar. Rebecca works with Emma to design & create new collections & often steps into the workshop to help make your orders when it gets busy!
What’s your Zodiac symbol, do you think your personality is typical to this sign? I’m a Leo, a fairly quintessential Loe I would say: ambitious, loyal and big-hearted! Although the recently addition of a 13th Star Sign (I had no idea either!) has made me a Cancer: intuitive, overly sensitive, vindictive, actually maybe there’s something in that :p
What’s currently your favourite Wild Fawn piece? My favourite pieces are always the most recent pieces i’ve designed which are yet to launch! I wear the new Organic Oval Earrings almost everyday, my go to earrings.
Which charity from the B1G1 initiative means the most to you? I am so proud we are a part of this initiative, it is so hard to pick just one. Any issues for women and girls get me particularly exercised. I would probably choose to Help a Survivor of Violence to Start a Business.
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? When i was young i wished i could be a musical prodigy, I would love to be able to pick up any instrument and play.
What’s your sustainable resolution for 2021? As much as possible I am going to buy second hand or sustainably made, now and hopefully beyond 2021!
Nilly - Wholesale & Fulfilment Manager
Talented seamstress & photographer, you can count on Nilly to be wearing bright & colourful pieces (that she probably made herself!). Nilly manages all of your wholesale orders & retail orders. When you order from us, it’s more than likely that Nilly has packed it. Need help or advice? She is our customer care extraordinaire!
What’s your Zodiac symbol, do you think your personality is typical to this sign? Classic Virgo, though my name meaning in urban dictionary describes me pretty well 😉
What’s currently your favourite Wild Fawn piece? Chunky Statement Ring big and shiny.
Which charity from the B1G1 initiative means the most to you? I can't actually pick which B1G1 initiative means the most to me but to me the most important thing is to help the children who are suffering the most in the poorer countries as these are children who always fall victim from the actions of modern world we live in now.
Is there something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? I can't think of anything I'd like to do new this year that I have never done before but just to be able to explore new places again.
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Be able to make furniture - I guess to be a carpenter as a hobby.
Rachel - Silversmith
Nature lover & avid camper, Rachel is our lovely silversmith. Wild Fawn’s first full time Silversmith (apart from Emma of course!). Day to day she makes your wholesale and retail orders so if you receive a piece of jewellery from us then it's likely that Rachel has made it!
What’s your Zodiac symbol, do you think your personality is typical to this sign? I'm a Leo, I reckon my personality is pretty Leo. Although you might have to get to know me a bit before you agree 😜
What’s currently your favourite Wild Fawn piece? I love all the stacking rings! I want them all!
Which charity from the B1G1 initiative means the most to you? There are so many so this is a tough one! I really want the world to stay as wild and green as we can keep it, so I will always support reforestation which B1G1 has plenty to pick from.
Got any phobias you’d like to break? I'm scared of spiders! But I also find them really fascinating, if only i could look at them without crunching up all my toes and closing my eyes tight!
What's your sustainable resolution for 2021? Cut down on my meat and buy less plastic.
Sofia - Operations Manager
We are so happy to introduce baking and make up enthusiast, Sofia. The newest member of our team, she has taken on the task of organising and improving how Wild Fawn operates behind the scenes as we grow to make sure everything runs smoothly and it is as easy as possible to shop with us.
What’s your Zodiac symbol, do you think your personality is typical to this sign? A Leo! I’m not big on star signs but people close to me have always described me with personality traits typical to a Leo.
What’s currently your favourite Wild Fawn piece? It has to be the Organic Medallion necklaces from the new collection! I absolutely love the organic take on the trendy piece and it’s even more special with the fingerprints and markings of the makers - couldn’t be any more meaningful and authentic!
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Amongst a hundred other skills, I would love to learn calligraphy just for the sake of writing prettier greeting cards (I have the worst handwriting and blame technology)
What's your sustainable resolution for 2021? To repurpose things, normally I would fall into the trap of buying pretty, uniform ‘Pinterest’ jars to store my dry foods/spices but now I reuse jam and other glass food jars. It’s all small steps but make a big difference!