Herald on Sunday
BEDFELLOWS AND FASHION FIGURES
The owners of leading bedmaker Sleepyhead, brothers Craig and Graeme Turner, made headlines after getting the green light for their billion-dollar plans to create a manufacturing hub and community village in Ōhinewai, North Waikato, creating 1500 new jobs and 1100 new homes over the next 10 years.
Their grandfather Sidney Turner bought the business in 1946 and Craig’s son Carlos now works in the family firm.
Meanwhile, daughter Cameo has taken her lead from the legacy of her mother’s family — Cara Pollock-Turner comes from pioneering textile family business Barker and Pollock, and was a top model. Cameo, who studied journalism and has worked at the Herald and Remix Magazine, recently entered the fashion business and this month launched knittednz. com, which aims to break the barrier between quality and price for consumers. Cara has even modelled the range — which includes a cardigan named after her late grandmother, Renee Pollock.
The family businesses don’t end there. Cara’s sister Meegan Pollock established Centrepoint Fabrics and her daughter, Georgette Pollock-Johnson, is a fashion stylist who has worked in New York, with the likes of Rita Ora.