Posts tagged fashion startup advice
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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the fashion feed - episode 8 with charlotte jacklin

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.

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the fashion feed - episode 4 with amy fuchsia

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.

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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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the key to a successful fashion start-up

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!

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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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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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podcast episode with stephanie irwin of 'fashion originators'

We cover so many topics like what we’re reading at the moment, how I got into the fashion industry, making an income plan & what happens inside a fashion buying office!

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interview with elizabeth stiles by future girl corp

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.

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101 tips for running a clothing brand

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!

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understanding your customer & why it's so important

The number 1 rule in retail is - who are you talking to?

Without any customers, you don’t have a fashion business!

This will root all your difficult decision making because the clothes that you’re offering must always serve a purpose to your customer

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how to work with influencers

It’s been proven that millenials trust recommendations from other people rather than the brand itself hence, why influencer marketing exists & is so successful to spread the word about your fashion brand

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how to get your fashion brand visible with PR with dawn

So, you’ve started your own fashion brand, and now you want to turn passion into profit and start selling your products, right? I hear ya! But first you need customers, and before you can attract customers, you need to get visible…

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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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podcast episode with nicky raby of 'dreaming & doing'

Here you can take a listen to my recent podcast I did with Nicky Raby of ‘Dreaming & Doing’

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let's talk about money

Today I want to talk about money! £££

It’s a scary topic to discuss when you’re starting out & it can be tempting to go down the discount & sale route to get some cash flowing

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setting your prices with catherine

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.

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