How Sleepy Oaks began...

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Our hair accessory roots go back to 2000 when I had a high street shop which specialised in hair accessories and jewellery. 

Sadly I had to close my shop due to poor health and then as I tried to recover I turned to my artwork(I also sold my artwork from 1996) and concentrated on that as I tried to heal and exhibited both nationally and internationally and attended select events. In 2021 I began supplying a few local shops with some of my new and recent hair accessory makes and the rest is history! 

I went ahead and opened a Facebook page for my sewing business in March 2022 and officially launched my new website at the end of April 2022. 

It really feels great to be back doing this!

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Our aims

Feeling good about how we look can help our confidence and our positivity and our aim is to create beautiful and functional accessories that you will love to wear.

Sleepy Oaks is passionate about creating new product lines to bring new and unique products to you.

Accessories for you and your much loved pets too! 


Meet the person behind Sleepy Oaks

Hi! My name is Gaynor Lewis and I am the founder and creator of Sleepy Oaks. All of the processes from the sourcing of fabric, ironing, cutting, sewing, packaging and posting are done by myself, here in Derbyshire, UK.  

Sleepy Oaks is my full time career and I love what I do.


At Sleepy Oaks, we try to go one better. Many of our scrunchies are made with between 50 and 60 inches of length to ensure more ruffles. The elastic we use in our scrunchies has been voted 2nd in the top 10 elastics for 2022 for its quality and durability. Our elastic is cut to size and then heat sealed at the ends to prevent any fraying . Our latest scrunchies have the elastics sewn to make for a flatter finish, each one sewn around 40 times across to ensure a very good hold - there is no give and we are finding it much better and stronger than the previously knotted scrunchie elastics we made and also better than the knotted and sewn scrunchies we made.

Sleepy Oaks will ALWAYS strive for a better product and we won't be resting on our laurels at all here!


My previous rag trade style work history includes working as a lockstitch machinist, in quality control, in packing and also in the cutting room... I've been in the make up processes of mens sport shirts, ladies t-shirts, duvets, tablecloths, pillowcases, eiderdowns, curtains and tie-backs - but always when working for others. Now I use that experience I gained - for my wonderful small business, Sleepy Oaks.


Sleepy Oaks attends some select events throughout the year with a large range of accessories which are available to purchase on the day 

Visit the events page here to see where we will be -