Success is Not a Solitary Journey.
When it comes to starting and growing a business, everyone needs help. Help creating and running a business that will actually pay you the money you need to live life. Help to tackle everything on your ever-growing to-do list. Help to get to the point where you can spend your days doing what you love- without needing to have that dreaded “day job” we all can’t stand to think about.
StartUp FASHION is a digital business hub and educational community for independent fashion designers.
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 launch and grow your business.
If you’re an independent fashion design entrepreneur who understands that starting a fashion business requires more than just making pretty clothes, who recognizes the need to invest the right way in your business, and who is serious about building a business that can and will grow, we invite you to join our community!
The StartUp FASHION Team
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.
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 junkie who is also fashion obsessed 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.
Christina currently lives in the beautiful Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco where you might find her on the weekends working in a cafe, spinning and practicing pilates at her favorite gym, sipping a glass of wine at a local wine bar, or just exploring her new city!
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.
She’s an adjunct faculty member of Columbia College Chicago and collaborates with the Chicago Fashion Incubator as the Director of Design Education.
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!
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.
Get in touch with StartUp FASHION:
StartUp FASHION LLC
New York, NY 10013