By  on May 10, 2019

LONDON — Sophie Hulme, who founded a flourishing accessories brand, and who last year relaunched outerwear, is winding down her business with plans to close it as of December, WWD has learned.

The reason isn’t bankruptcy, Brexit or an investor relationship turned sour, but chronic illness. For much of her life, Hulme has been grappling with two debilitating disorders — Kleine-Levin Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome — although she still managed to build a business with revenues of 9 million pounds, a store on Chiltern Street in London and a growing international audience, in China in particular.

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