A PAIR of former students have launched a cool new bobble hat range.

Jo Hawkins and Anna Dugardare are behind Kubixl, a colourful collection of unisex hats with changeable pompoms.

The collection was funded by a Kickstarter campaign which raised £3,000 to cover manufacturing and marketing in the run up to Christmas.

The business partners started the company while taking evening classes at City College Brighton and Hove.

Jo, who studied an art foundation and evening classes at the college, said: "We want to keep people warm with our cosy hats, and add a splash of colour to winter wardrobes - and having lived in Brighton all our lives we wanted to reflect the style and individuality of our fellow Brightonians through our designs.

Anna added: “I’ve always loved art and design and taught myself how to knit in my teens. My degree in Product Design at Sussex Uni really helped me focus on what makes a successful brand, but having City College adult learning courses available to me has also been integral to launching our company.

“As well as being on a dressmaking course I studied Dreamweaver, which has been invaluable while we’ve been developing our company website.”

Kubixl’s online shopping website www.kubixl.com will be go live at the end of the month.