I recently spoke with Joanne Griffin on her Elevate Your Curiosity podcast & we were discussing the Pantone Colour Of the Year 2019 – Living Coral.Read 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
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!Read 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
One of the highest contributing factors to the future of retail is the growing sensitivity towards sustainability and pollution. Consumers continue to fall out of love with fast fashion companies such as Primark due to its inability to adopt a more ethical and eco-friendly strategy towards manufacturing. Yet, these ethical items are often paired with a significantly higher price point and therefore pose the question: is sustainable fashion strictly for the wealthy?Read More
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 customerRead More
So you’ve seen the new catwalk trends for SS19 but how do you interpret them for your brand? Or even which ones to choose?
I wanna chat about how to interpret fashion trends for your brand so you don’t end up doing all the things!Read More
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 brandRead More
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…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
Here you can take a listen to my recent podcast I did with Nicky Raby of ‘Dreaming & Doing’Read More
‘I’m a small business and want to find a manufacturer for my products’
This is the topic I know everyone asks about so I’ve gathered some FAQ’s from my clients & written a comprehensive guide to finding clothing manufacturers for small businesses!
I’ll be answering questions such as:
How do I find a manufacturer?
Where can I find a factory for my clothing business?
Which factories work with small brands?
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 flowingRead 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