Get to know our team – Jane DaCosta

Jane DaCosta, our Gift Buyer has worked for Fairweather’s for 15 years!

Jane DaCostaWhen do you start buying the gifts to sell throughout the year and where do you source them from?

We do most of our buying a year in advance travelling to Europe and London!  It can be quite interesting getting our heads round buying Christmas for the following year at the beginning of January!

What inspires you when creating displays, especially for Christmas?

I have always loved Christmas even before I joined Fairweather’s and have had a ‘themed tree’ since I left home, picking up ideas from magazines and the best department stores in London.  Our building at Fairweather’s inspires us to bring natural decorations into the displays wherever possible.

What did you do before you joined Fairweather’s?

For 20 years I worked for an independent film company working on a variety of films and videos for television and big corporate companies.

What do you do in your spare time?

I read a lot of home design magazines and books and love to watch television programmes like Grand Designs.

If you didn’t work for Fairweather’s, where would you be or what would you be doing?

If I could choose to do anything, it would be an interior designer – even if I wasn’t very good at it!