Check out our video teaching series to help you grow your fashion brand for people, planet, and profit. Today we discuss the top 5 rookie mistages made by new fashion brand startups. Listen and learn so you can launch your business the right way.
Check out our video teaching series to help you grow your fashion brand for people, planet, and profit. Today we discuss the 5 forms of funding you can seek to get your business launched now.
Tanya Donahue, CEO + Founder, Mango + Moose
Ethical. Sustainable. Socially Conscious. These may be buzzwords today, but the importance lies in their meaning. As social entrepreneurs, we are creating a new culture for today and tomorrow. At Mango + Moose our mission is to support artisans in developing nations through business and empowerment, and it is something we receive abundant praise for. However, praise doesn’t necessarily translate into sales, so it's vitally important you are smart with how you launch and grow your brand. Here's the 5 lessons I learned when starting my ethical fashion brand.
By Kristi Soomer, Founder & CEO, Encircled
Editor's Note: We help founders everyday make smarter decisions to grow their fashion brand into an ethical, sustainable, profitable business. A part of equipping founders with these skills is to tell the genesis stories of the already successful fashion brands shifting norms in the fashion industry for people and planet. Here is the story of beloved ethical and sustainable fashion brand Encircled. As usual, it started with a problem.
If you are starting a fashion brand it probably didn't take you long to figure out you will need a lot of money to do so. From tech packs to minimum order quantities that make you cringe, plus all the headaches of perfecting production you will need a lot of help. This is why many fashion entrepreneurs turn to crowdfunding to secure early sales in order to meet these demands without outside investment. As you may know, THR3EFOLD just went through our own crowdfunding campaign this summer and from it learned a TON about the benefits as well as hardships of crowdfunding and we'd like to pass that knowledge onto you. Here's 5 things you should know before crowdfunding for your fashion brand.
Many of us have dreams. If you are reading this website you are likely actively pursuing them or on the brink of doing so. To build a dream you have to be scrappy, Lean Start Up style (must read), but if you aren't careful you begin to think you should do everything yourself, even if you aren't that good at the task, or don't have the time, and so you save money but your business suffers. Which begs the question, if you aren't willing to invest in yourself, why should anyone else? Here's 4 ways to leverage outsourcing to your advantage.