The fashion industry is competitive and intense. People who succeed in this industry know how to hustle, meet deadlines, and problem solve like no other. One wrong detail, fabric shipment or decision can mean lost sales instantly. It is a constant battle against time. You must be tenacious, yet humble, and able to switch gears to plan B without missing a beat. You are creating and launching repeatedly, year after year, season after season.
I started in the fashion industry when I was 20. I had previous experience working in customer service and shipping. The company I had my first job in fashion with was a company that was comprised of 4 owners who were starting to see an upward climb in sales and needed to hire some office help. That upward climb started at around $250,000 in sales and reached close to $15 million in about 3 years. I was working very long hours, 7 days a week. There was no business plan. There was no strategy. There was no time, we were all about the hustle and getting things done. I learned what no business course could have taught me in a very short period of time.
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About Shopology Project
Shopology Project is the place for stylish people who like to buy, create and make fashion in Winnipeg. It is the hub for men and women to shop locally, showcases the stories of our local boutique owners, designers, makers and provides advice and encouragement for aspiring designers.