Rochdale man pivots his manufacturing business to create local jobs after pandemic struggles

Date published: 28 May 2021

A Rochdale man has turned his business – and the lives of his employees – around after suffering throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

To create local jobs and provide manufacturing in the UK, Adeeb Majeed established Mollie Fashion as an online retailer in December 2019.

First incorporated as a business in 2012 and currently based at Mitchell Hey Mill on College Road, Mollie Fashion now has 25 local employees specialising in women’s clothing.

Business owner Adeeb Majeed said: “We took a hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic and so I began to focus on Mollie Fashion which we had established online in late 2019.

“My brother (who runs Runway Fashion UK) was also struggling, so I had to act swiftly.

“I was seeing too many people I knew losing their jobs due to the pandemic and knew if I changed the model of the business, I could create new jobs for these people.”


Mollie Fashion headquarters
Mollie Fashion premises in Mitchell Hey Mill


Mollie Fashion now sends approximately 400 parcels out for delivery per day from its depot in Rochdale.

Previously, the business would manufacture for popular fast fashion retailers, including Boohoo, but Adeeb is now more focused on continuing his own online store.

“Our garments are all made in house,” he continued, “and we are continuing to grow at a steady rate.”

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