Creative mentoring to move your fashion business forward
Whatever stage of the of the fashion brand journey you are at, or whatever amount of prior knowledge you have (even if that’s none!) I can help you gain clarity and push your brand forward through mentoring, creative and practical advice and supportive, friendly guidance. Through sharing and implementing all of my knowledge and expertise, together we will create the brand you have always envisioned.
Below are the three consultation packages I offer. If you’d like to discuss beforehand the perfect one for you, don’t hesitate to reach out!
These 60 minute sessions via Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom are designed to help you with a specific issue whatever stage of the process you are at. Whether you are just starting out in your fashion CEO career or are already an up and running entrepreneur, you may have a few questions and know that an hour of an experts time will help you in finding the solution. During our session we can brainstorm, reflect and I will advise and give clarity to your ideas and next steps. Just some of the ways (but not all) in which I can help are:
- Brand values
- Design and research
- Customer avatars
- Range reviews
- Fabric sourcing
- Quantities and costing
- Production management
- Timeframes, critical path and goal setting
At the end of our call, you will feel informed, excited and have actionable steps to put into practice. My aim is to give you the specific knowledge and confidence to move forward with your vision without feeling overwhelmed by everything you need to do.
What I need from you:
Before the call I will send you an enquiries form to fill out with a few easy questions so I can tailor your call specifically to your needs.
For those who want to dig a bit deeper and seek a certain level of accountability. I will be there to support and advise you on the major milestones of launching a collection and/or brand. Maybe you have a great idea but don’t know where to start? Or you have started but are not sure how to move onto the next stage. This series of 3, 1 hour calls via Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom (to be booked in between every 4 and 6 weeks) are designed to mentor, guide and keep you accountable at different stages of your collection launch or brand growth and will correspond with different stages of your journey for example:
- The first call could be at the very start of your journey to plan out the initial steps you need to take
- The second call once you have your brand values, customer profile and are ready to plan your range and designs
- The third could be to review your designs or if you are on your second collection, go through your best sellers and see how we can build them into the next.
- Or maybe you need help with the manufacturing and sourcing process.
These are just examples and the sessions are tailored to your exact requirements. Whatever issues you need mentoring with, calls will be scheduled and personalised to meet your needs. I will give you solid advice on what actions you need to take and you will leave these calls feeling confident and inspired about what to do next.
This package also includes email or voicenote correspondance during the week following each call.
What I need from you:
Before each call I will send over an enquiries form with a few simple questions so we are prepared to tackle the main areas of your project during each session.
The Maxi really gets down to the nitty gritty. This programme includes monthly 1 hour calls (apart from the first call which will be slightly longer) for a period of 6 months.This package is for you if:
- You are ready to fully commit to your fashion business dream
- You are a newly launched brand but are not sure if you are moving in the right direction and need help building on your first range
- Or perhaps you are already established but would like to change direction/scale your brand but are not sure how to do that,
During 6 months, you will receive the 360° support and guidance of a fashion industry expert. Just some of the topics we can troubleshoot are:
- Brand identity review
- Brainstorming sessions for design and marketing strategies
- Range planning and design
- Collection analysis, identifying the best sellers and building on them
- Scaling your brand and collection offering
- Initial concept to production
- The manufacturing process
- Cost breakdown for each garment
- The best factory for you and how to find them
- Streamlining production
- Goal setting and actionable tips to see them through
Together we will go through your issues, highlighting the key areas of attention and discuss how to get you moving forward with immediate actionable steps. I will use my years of creative and technical experience and knowledge, give clear and honest drection and cheerlead you every step of the way. For 6 months I will be the plus 1 you can call upon for advice, brainstorming and support.
This package also includes email or voicenote correspondance, during working hours, in between each call.
Before we start working together, I will send over an enquiries form with a few simple questions to understand your needs during our 6 months together. From this I will tailor a package for you and your brand.
Deedee is fantastic, she made me feel more confident in my idea, and has helped me with my next steps. I look forward to completing this project with her
Layla-6 month 1-1 consulting for her start-up brand.-UK