Anthony was born in Yorkshire and is descended from a long line of tailors, weavers and clothiers with records dating back to Roger de Moorhouse in 1360.He trained in fashion design at Trent Polytechnic and Derbyshire College . Anthony went on to train in millinery with Philip Somerville, the Queen's milliner in the 1980s. After which he worked in the fashion industry for several years. Anthony then trained as a herbalist and aromatherapist and started Sacred Earth in 1993 opening the Ipswich store in 1996 with husband and author Nigel G. Pearson. He started The Elvish Tailor in 2012 and sells his work worldwide. Anthony is helped out by his assistant and house model Raven Jennings.