In 2020, Nicole started her business, The Fruit Moth whilst shielding with Type One Diabetes. Realising that she needed an outlet for her creativity, she decided, for the first time since completing her Fashion Design BTEC in 2011 to start sewing again.

Usingher collection of vintage fabrics, she started reworking them into accessories and clothing. After a year of early morning and late night sewing whilst working her full time job Nicole made a leap of faith, quit her job and has been working on The Fruit Moth full time ever since.

Since opening her shop. Nicole has worked in collaboration with the Manchester branch of Uniqlo (the third largest clothing retailer in the world). Uniqlo sent her deadstock garments which Nicole reworked for a 70 piece collection to celebrate the launch of their in store repair service RE:Uniqlo station.