Category: Blog

SFD012: How to build a group of raving fans before you have a product

July 24, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Colleen Monroe, founder of Untucked Workwear – clothes designed for women who embrace a lifestyle filled with gumption and a whole lot of go. After a year and a half of hard, Colleen launched a successful Kickstarter to fund the first round of production of her three piece collection. […]

That Time I Made 2500 Pairs of See Through Leggings…

July 21, 2017

Like a big nerd, I’m going to tell you a quote my yoga teacher shared this week that really resonated with me. I know, I know, the most cliche statement ever. But this one really hit home – so I wanted to share with you. “Discipline is the choice between what you want now, and what you […]

SFD011: The Number One Thing to Include On Your Fashion Design Resume

July 17, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Sheena Schoolcraft, a fashion designer in NYC who’s worked with brands like OshKosh, Tommy Hilfiger and Dress Barn. During our conversation, Sheena shares how to present your online portfolio and why it should be different than your physical portfolio, why being easy to work with can be key to […]

SFD010: Strategies to Manufacture Your Fashion Brand Overseas

July 10, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Shilpa, founder of Nayali, an activewear brand for women bra size “D-cup & Up”. Shilpa spent over a decade working for huge brands like Conde Nast, Fubu, and Gap. She took all her experience, quit her job, and went to Bali to do a solo label. A year and […]

How to improve your branding as a fashion designer

July 06, 2017

Have you ever argued about fashion with a friend who says that what they wear doesn’t matter? Then you counter that of course it matters – it’s the first impression you get of a person! Your visual branding is the same.

SFD009: How to Grow Sales & Maximize Profits for Your Fashion Brand

July 03, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Traceena & Lauren, founder of The Sales Concept, which helps designers maximize profits through merchandising and sales strategies. This is one of the most content packed episodes to date, and if you have – or want to start – a label, grab a pen and paper to take notes […]

SFD008: How to Have A Successful Career as A Textile Designer with Michelle Fifis

June 26, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Michelle Fifis, founder of Pattern Observer and creator of the Textile Design Lab, a blog and community that helps creatives grow their textile design business. Michelle’s done textile work for Columbia Sportswear, Lucy Activewear, Jantzen Swimwear, Perry Ellis and had been featured in, Elle Decor, and Nordstrom. In […]

SFD007: Using Your Network to get more Freelance Fashion Work

June 19, 2017

Gia’s a fashion freelancer who’s worked with huge names like North Face and Columbia Sportswear as well as small startup brands. Her eye for technical design and product development plus her friendly personality and hard working attitude is why most of her freelance gigs have luckily fallen right into her lap. In this interview, Gia […]