Posts tagged clothing manufacturers for small businesses
the fashion feed - episode 9 with fashion brand elsie & fred

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.

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What is ethical manufacturing and how can you ensure you are working with an ethical supplier?

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.

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fabric supplier recommendations

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 forth

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the fashion feed - episode 3 with catherine erdly of future retail

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.

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the fashion feed - episode 2 with sophie slater of birdsong london

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.

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why do so many fledgling fashion businesses fail?

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 London

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managing your suppliers & production to avoid costly mistakes with catherine erdly

This week is an interview with Catherine Erdly of Future Retail UK where we discuss all the tactics you can put into place to avoid costly mistakes within your production process

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a video interview about my career & how you can get into the fashion industry

Here’s a video with Emmie from @_emmiestyles_ for ‘The Showroom Collective’ talking all things fashion, my time in the industry & the importance of slow fashion in 2019

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5 mistakes people make when running a fashion brand

In this video, Catherine Erdly, Joanne Griffin and I discuss the 5 mistakes people make when starting a fashion brand

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how to start a fitness fashion brand in the UK

Do you have an idea for a fitness fashion brand but not sure where to start?

Maybe you’ve spent hours/years wondering how to start a clothing brand & decided to niche into ath-leisure?

This blog post is broken down into 5 easy steps for getting started with the ideas & how to start your very own fitness clothing line.

Even if you have recently launched a fashion start up for leisurewear - this blog post will still offer some really valuable information!

So let’s get started!

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how to start a streetwear fashion brand in the UK

Do you have an idea for a streetwear fashion brand but not sure where to start?

Maybe you’ve spent hours/years wondering how to start a clothing brand with a streetwear aesthetic?

This blog post is broken down into 5 easy steps for getting started with the ideas & how to start your very own fashion clothing line.

Even if you have recently launched an exclusive fashion start up - this blog post will still offer some really valuable information!

So let’s get started!

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how to start a women's luxury clothing line in the UK

Do you have an idea for a luxury fashion line but not sure where to start?

Maybe you’ve spent hours/years wondering how to start a premium clothing brand?

This blog post is broken down into 5 easy steps for getting started with the ideas & how to start your very own fashion business!

Even if you have recently launched an exclusive fashion start up - this blog post will still offer some really valuable information!

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