Woo. What a whirlwind two weeks!
Applications to Factory45 opened.
Applications to Factory45 closed.
And since then, I’ve been onboarding 86 new companies to this year’s cohort.
I’m looking forward to sharing more about what they’re all working on in the coming months.
If you’re in the Greater New York or New England areas, I have something for you.
TexWorld USA — one of the largest fabric sourcing trade shows — is happening next month in NYC from July 17-19th.
Registration is now open HERE.
This is a free opportunity to not only see hundreds of different fabrics in person, but to also take advantage of the free fashion education happening at the show.
And I’m going to be there!
I would love to meet you in person, so here’s what I’ll have going on:
Monday, 7/17 at 3pm: Fashion Designer Meetup
Join us for an afternoon break to connect with fellow designers and chat fashion business.
Take a break from the trade show hustle and bustle, talk to us about your brand, your business, and your needs as an independent designer.
Come hang out, have a drink, and pick up your Tradeshow Success Kit: Everything you need to make the most of your tradeshow experience while sourcing incredible fabrics, learning at the seminars, and being a part of industry discussions at Texworld USA.
You must be registered for TexWorld to join us, but it’s free to sign up HERE.
Tuesday, 7/18 at 2pm: [Roundtable] Conquering the Production Process as an Independent or Emerging Brand
Join me, StartUp FASHION and other industry experts for a discussion on the challenges of low minimum sourcing, small batch production, and how emerging and independent designers can overcome these issues to launch successfully.
Wednesday, 7/19 at 12pm: How to Launch Your Product to a Community of Customers and Surpass Your Sales Goals
Join me and Nicole of StartUp FASHION for a discussion about what makes for a successful launch, how to create a detailed plan around your launch, and how to make sure you’re building anticipation and excitement before you launch.
TexWorld is so much more than just a “fabric show” with a whole slew of free education resources available at your disposal.
If you can make it, I’d love to see you there!
You can register for free HERE.
Haven’t attended a trade show before? Make sure to read my free guide to sourcing fabric at a trade show here.