Maxine Thompson Chats with Matt Haycox Funding Guru – Chef and Founder of PolkaPants
Matt Haycox Funding Guru Chats with Maxine Thompson – Chef and Founder of PolkaPants.
Featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Broadsheet and RACKED the Chef turned Polka Pants guru talks to Matt Haycox. Over her years in the kitchen, Australian-born, London-based chef Maxine Thompson found herself frustrated at the unbecoming trousers she and her fellow female cooks had to wear, so she began sketching the ideal female chef trouser – one designed for functionality and comfort, but also for style.
The name PolkaPants originates from a pair of beloved polka dot trousers that Maxine first made when she studied fashion design and wore whilst working as a freelance chef. The design of the PolkaPants trousers is inspired by the Utility Scheme clothing of the 40s – simple, robust and functional. They’re a tailored, slim-fit make, with a classic high waist and two leg lengths, cropped and longer. They are available in black, houndstooth, white or polka dots (the signature style). All trousers are made from fabric that is 97% cotton with a 3% stretch for ease of movement in the busy kitchen.