Tag: startup fashion

SFD027: Curled up in a Ball Crying: How Community Can Save You

November 13, 2017

Making it as an indie fashion designer is emotionally, mentally and financially brutal. And trying to do it alone is even harder. Which is why I love this episode with Nathalie Kraynina, an indie ready-to-wear fashion designer turned custom bridal designer who has built her brand by working with other designers. Sharing resources like factories and fabric suppliers, and […]

SFD026: How Millennials Are Giving the Fashion Industry a Better Name

November 06, 2017

Liz Segran covers fashion at Fast Company, a world leading progressive business magazine. She’s interviewed hundreds of industry professionals, and in this week’s episode, I turned the tables and interviewed her. In our chat, Liz shares her interesting perspective of how the fashion industry is changing at the hand of millennials and what that means […]

SFD025: Make the Most of A Fashion Sourcing Trade Show

October 30, 2017

Trish has worked with companies that support startup and indie designers since 2009. Her breadth of knowledge isn’t just around trade shows, but the business that goes on behind launching and building a successful brand. From how to get started to ensure success (yes, it includes finances and costing) to how to make the most of […]

SFD024: Part 2: Fighting Fear in Fashion

October 23, 2017

Last week, in episode 23 (part 1), I introduced you to Solomon Eversole, who has the most calm and collected approach to creativity I’ve ever witnessed. He also has the same approach to fear. There’s no panic or frantic “hair sticking straight up” frenzy moments. At least, that’s not what you see from the outside. Solomon fully admits […]

SFD023: Part 1: How to Stay Creative (when there’s never any time)

October 16, 2017

Solomon Eversole has the most calm and collected approach to creativity I’ve ever witnessed. With 15 years experience working in the corporate world and on his own collections, he’s figured out the best ways to help himself and his team express their artistic side in an industry that thrives on tight deadlines and late nights. Solomon explains his “plan first” approach […]

SFD022: Why We All Must Ask: Who Made My Clothes?

October 09, 2017

Carry Somers is founder of Fashion Revolution – a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. If you’ve seen the “Who Made My Clothes” sign that millions of consumers, brands and producers have shared on social media, then you know what Fashion Revolution is doing. Simply put, they’re asking […]

SFD021: How to Get Funding for Your Fashion Startup

October 02, 2017

Billie Whitehouse has been called the Elon Musk of Fashion. In just 4 1/2 years, she’s launched multiple successful wearable tech products. Her most recent, Nadi X, is a line of activated yoga apparel that listens & responds to your body. In the interview, Billie shares her valuable lessons learned about getting funding, advice for […]

SFD020: How to Source Low Minimum Fabrics & Trims for Your Fashion Collection

September 25, 2017

Jay is your absolute one stop shop for sourcing anything and everything you need to make your product, including fabrics, trims, hangtags, labels and so much more. In this interview, Jay shares why indie designers are seeing more success now than they were 5 years ago, what materials you can cut costs on and where […]

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