Behind the mask with Corran
Where is your mask from?
I got it from a seamstress on Dalry Road. It’s the best fitting mask I’ve ever worn, and I’ve ended up using it to make a whole load of my own.
What do you do at Easter Greens?
My official role is Shop Assistant at the Morningside store, and that basically means I spend most of my time helping out all of our lovely customers. And, of course, trying all the food that comes in so I can give recommendations
What do you love about working at Easter Greens?
Is it cheesy if I say the people? The people who come into the Morningside shop are a proper community, and I love chatting and catching up with regulars. Also, all the team are a dream to work with, and we’re genuinely like a wee family.
What is your favourite item that we sell?
It was such a struggle to choose one, but going purely off of the amount I end up buying - the Violife cream cheese. There’s just something about it, I have on more than one occasion eaten it straight out of the tub!
What do you like to do outside work?
I study Sustainable Development at Edinburgh, and I’m really passionate about sustainability and climate justice work. I’m also a bit of a nerd about style and fashion, and a big fan of sewing and upcycling, so I spend a lot of time using my friends as mannequins for what I sew.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
If we’re talking literally, a cup of tea - I need at least one cup if I’m going to have to think at all that day. In a more general sense, though, my friends bring me so much joy, they make even the worst days seem better.
What are your ambitions in life?
I’m determined to bring back tailoring, and make buying clothes specifically made for you and your body more accessible. Ready-to-wear is out - long live tailored clothes!
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I was obsessed with Lord of the Rings as a child, and took up archery in an attempt to be as cool as Legolas. It turned out I was pretty good at it, and somehow ended up competing at the British Championships, where I felt very out of place!