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
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 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
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
In this video, Catherine Erdly, Joanne Griffin and I discuss the 5 mistakes people make when starting a fashion brandRead 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
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!Read More
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!Read More
Catherine Erdly is the founder of Future Retail Consulting and is on a mission to help people create the life they want by growing successful product-based businesses. Catherine brings nearly twenty years industry expertise and an inspiring passion for all things retail. She loves nothing more than enabling small and start-up brands and retailers grow their profits.Read More
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!Read More