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Taking a leap of faith

Taking a leap of faith

Whether it’s getting up and talking in front of people about your business, investing what seems like a lot of money in to something that’s risky or having the confidence to choose a path that means you cannot go down another… for the time being, you have to practice being brave. 

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Craftsmanship, women, business and sustainability

Craftsmanship, women, business and sustainability

I haven’t read many ‘about’ pages that have left me excited. Have you?

As someone who has to write one, I can tell you it’s a real challenge. And not a task, like others, that can be ticked off a long list of to do’s and forgotten about, as I’ll explain...

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Pima cotton, royal alpaca and production orders

Pima cotton, royal alpaca and production orders

If you’re at all like me, you’ll work endlessly towards being your vision of a perfect customer for your manufacturers or suppliers. I want everyone I work with to think I’m the easiest and most accommodating person ever.

Not a great way to be when you’re running a small business.

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Fashion isn't glamorous, entrepreneurs on film, knitwear at Alexandra Palace

Fashion isn't glamorous, entrepreneurs on film, knitwear at Alexandra Palace

There was no way around it, March was always going to be a process-heavy month. For the most part I’ve been reviewing sales forecasts and cash flows, mapping supply chains and making sure I’m on track with production timescales… Exhausting but very important to keep on top of these things! Pass the message on to anyone who thinks running a clothing label is g

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