This week I’m joined my fabric expert Katie Towle - she’s a woven fabric designer & sourcing expert having worked for some of the biggest retailers in the UKRead More
Episode 14 of The Fashion Feed podcast is with Lucy Hitchcock of Sassy Digital. I met Lucy in a networking group called The Coven where I saw she’d launched her podcast ‘Winging It’ which is great!
She runs Sassy Digital which is a marketing ‘agency’ designed to be an extension of your team, and one of their strengths from the beginning has been fitting seamlessly into client’s businesses.
Sassy Digital has been managing social media accounts, building brands and websites since 2014 and in that time they’ve worked with plenty of talented people and extraordinary brands.Read More
Episode 12 is with fashion designer Caro Gomez
Originally from El Salvador, Caro and I met in a facebook group when we were prompted to say what our skills were & if they’d be beneficial to anyone else in the group
I needed advice on email marketing and Caro wanted to speak to someone in the fashion industry for advice on launching a fashion brand - funnily enough she became my first ever client!
After realising we were both based in North London, we’d meet by Camden Lock to help each other out but it quickly formed a friendship that was way past a simple skill swap
I wanted Caro on the podcast because people always ask me ‘how do you ACTUALLY start a fashion brand?’Read More
2007 saw Twitter completely redefine the hashtag. Rather being used simply for numerical purposes, the hashtag became key in online communication, especially in terms of trends. Since Twitter transformed the hashtag into a way of grouping collective feelings, other social media sites have jumped at the opportunity of utilising the hashtag as a way of increasing engagement, building audiences and subsequently generating greater profits.Read More
Established fashion photographer Olivia Bossert is the 10th guest on the podcast!
Olivia approached me via instagram for us to do a podcast swap which I thought was such a great idea
She interviewed me for her podcast ‘It Starts With A Click’ for fashion photographers and I interviewed her for The Fashion Feed!Read More
This week I’m lucky enough to have 3 brilliant guests on the fashion feed podcast who own the independent fashion brand Elsie & Fred
Founded by three siblings from Coventry, Leanne, Natalie & Ryan Haynes launched Elsie & Fred in 2014 which has now grown into a successful 6 figure business.
This week’s guest on the fashion feed podcast is blogger, podcast host & content creator Charlotte Jacklin
I started following Charlotte at the beginning of this year and my friend noticed she was speaking about starting a fashion brand on her stories. I sent her a message to ask if she’d like to come along to the workshop we were running which she did, it was so lovely of her to come down and join us.Read More
Over the last ten years there have been a few major disasters within the manufacturing sector which has highlighted a larger problem within the industry. One of which was known as the Rana Plaza disaster where 1,130 people died from a collapsed building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The building contained clothing factories, a bank, shops, and apartments.Read More
My guest on the sixth episode of the fashion feed podcast is Lucy Greenwood who’s the co founder of Lucy and Yak with her partner Chris. Lucy & Yak is an ethical clothing and lifestyle business famous for their super comfy dungarees!Read More
My fifth guest on The Fashion Feed podcast is Meg Pirie
Meg runs a slow fashion advocacy business where she’s an eco conscious stylist, writer, designer & workshop leader in Wales.
After having worked for Gucci and giving birth to her daughter India, her outlook on the fashion industry completely changed… for the better!Read More
My fourth guest on The Fashion Feed podcast is Amy Fuchsia of Fuchsia Shaw
Amy Fuchsia is the ultimate definition of a ‘multi - hyphenate’ - she’s a fashion influencer, stylist, content creator and designer for her own brand Fuchsia Shaw. Her career started in costume design and on- set styling but it didn’t fulfil her creative drive so she slowly transitioned into creating her own designs on swimwear.Read More
In my Facebook group The Fashion Feed, the same question gets asked quite a lot… where can i buy fabric from?!
I decided to collate all the info into 1 blog post and I ‘ll also keep updating it when I see new recommendations :)
I would highly recommend phoning the company if you can’t buy online. A lot of the fabric mills are very old school and it will be easier to work together rather than sending emails back and forthRead More
My third guest on The Fashion Feed podcast is Catherine Erdly of Future Retail
She has over 19 years experience working with product businesses of all sizes from high street names (such as Laura Ashley, Coast and Paperchase), all the way down to brand new businesses with just a handful of customers.
Catherine is your go - to woman if you want to get more organised and make more money.Read More
My second guest on The Fashion Feed podcast is Sophie Slater of the eco - fashion brand Birdsong London.
Sophie started the brand with Sarah in 2014 as they were inspired by the great skill and creativity in women’s community groups but frustrated by their financial insecurity in the context of budget cuts and rising rents.Read More
I was recently interviewed for an article with Eloise Hall who is a fashion journalism student at London College of Fashion.
We discuss some key topics around setting up your own fashion brand and what to think about to ensure you have a good chance of success!Read More
This is an article I came across last year and regularly forward it on to my clients as it sums up everything I believe in with regards to budget planning at the start of your brand!
It has been written by Kim Winser for Forbes.com & the link to the original article can be found here
Kim was the youngest-appointed and first female director of the Womenswear Group at Marks and Spencer Plc, chief executive at Pringle of Scotland, CEO of Aquascutum and chairman of Agent Provocateur. She also served as retail guru to 3i, and most recently, launched luxury fashion brand Winser LondonRead More
By 2017, the internet was saturated with hundreds of influencers – many who had made the difficult decision to commit full-time and rely on it as their only source of incomeRead More
new to the squad, elizabeth stiles is using fgc to find & help girls building their fashion empires. with over 10 years of experience in fashion buying and design management under her belt, she’s diving into the world of consultancy. read how she got here & why she made the decision to change.Read More
You may have already downloaded my 101 tips for running a clothing brand but if not, here’s 15 tips I’ve selected to give you an idea of what’s included in the full e- book!Read More