Can you imagine what it feels like to actually have that money-making fashion business that you’ve been working so hard to create?
Well success is not a solitary journey. When it comes to starting and growing a business, everyone needs help.
We’re a community for all you independent fashion business owners (and those of you on the way to becoming one) who want to have control over how you live your life and…work your job.
We’ve created a personalized digital workspace to help you get it together and manage your day-to-day; from planning, production, and launch to marketing, sales, and public relations, and everything in between. For the first time, through our collaborative platform, you’re provided with access to the resources, tools, and people you need to get answers to your questions, find the guidance you need, and make more money.
StartUp FASHION takes the mystery out of starting and running your fashion business by giving you a place to talk shop, find answers, and feed your entrepreneurial soul.
Meet the Women Who Are Here to Help
Prior to StartUp FASHION, she founded a private label accessories brand, led operations for an international textile distributor, and assisted with the raw materials sourcing for labels including Jill Stuart, Prabal Gurung, and Isaac Mizrahi.
A fashion enthusiast with a love for good food, some of her greatest learning experiences come from studying abroad and globetrotting.
Krista is the proud mother of two children, and is happy to live in Colorado Springs. She has a variety of interests – from fashion to photography – and loves being part of the StartUp FASHION team!
She founded her blog MissKait in 2010 as a way to share her sense of style and personality with the rest of the world. She is now thankful to say that MissKait has become her sweetest escape.
Pam is a confirmed social media geek who is also fashion obsessed with her own fashion tips website Fashion Tips For You; and an amateur photographer. When she’s not online, you can find her eating sushi, drinking wine, watching the Red Sox, and/or helping with charity events.
In addition to studying at Mass. Art, Jessica has also served the school as a teaching assistant for beginning weaving and drawing classes. Some of her weaving work will soon be available for purchase on the Cape. She recently interned with textile designer Seema Krish.
Jane’s mission is for every emerging designer to make a great living using their creativity – even if they hate selling and cringe at the idea of a marketing plan.
While she works and plays on the Main Line her client list extends across the nation working with small boutiques, national brands, high power politicians and everything in between. In addition to Piqued PR, Patricia serves as a local Levo League leader, Main Line Fashion Week founder and frequent guest blogger.
Colleen loves sharing her passion for fabrics, textures, and fashion, as well as rooting for all teams in Buffalo!
With a business background, a creative curiosity and love of working with designers she also regularly consults for independent brands helping them with business planning, financials and operations with Fashion Coefficient.
Prior to her entrepreneurial career, she spent 6 years in strategy and operations consulting and launched her company in 2012 while completing her MBA at Columbia. She loves Coco Chanel and hopes to one day not feel terribly guilty for buying one of her bags. For now the perfume works – baby steps.
Based in Los Angeles in the Fashion District, Christine enjoys meeting new designers and sharing her extensive knowledge of the accessory world.
In her spare time, Christine created Spotlight Accessories in 2012 as a side project to showcase emerging Los Angeles designers and is also co-founder of Fashion Camp Los Angeles. She is mother to two young boys, a passionate (albeit gluten-free) foodie and a hardcore Soul Cycle rider.
How It All Started…
(A quick note from our founder)
I went to college for textile design and I loved it. I knew that once I graduated I wanted to continue to create things. In my head, I assumed that meant textiles.
I was wrong. But I didn’t know that then.
I finished up school and immediately started my own little line of hand-woven accessories, excited about the business I was about to launch.Then something happened.
I realized that I didn’t actually know the first thing about business.
This, I realized, was going to be a problem.
So, I started learning. A lot of reading, an embarrassing amount of trial and error, and years of working for and with professionals in as many sectors of the fashion industry as I could, led me to a place of understanding and knowledge about running a business. Then something else happened.
I realized that after all this time I didn’t actually want to be a designer. Whoops.
Instead, I found that I absolutely loved helping other people become successful designers. I had learned so much and wanted to share it. I totally understood what it was like to struggle through the process of starting a fashion business, having nowhere to go to get help and answers.
And that’s what brought me to StartUp FASHION. What began as a blog where I shared my thoughts and experiences within the industry, turned into a place that other emerging and independent designers visit every day to get help.
From there it all started to come together. I found other people who believed in my mission and we, each in our own way, work to make StartUp FASHION a success every single day.
I love that I get to spend my days working for myself, from anywhere in the world. I love that I get to build something from the ground up, working with super creative people on a daily basis.
And most of all, I love that I get to help you do exactly the same thing.
Go on, check out the Community see how it will help you make your fashion business a success!
Get in touch with StartUp FASHION:
StartUp FASHION LLC
New York, NY 10013