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Quick process post today. The last few weeks have been about colour trials. I’ve been taking my prints and interperting them into different colour ways. The three colourways you can see here are just a fraction of the trials I’ve completed. I’d never used Adobe Illustrator before I started this journey and initially it was a real challenge. I’m getting faster and learning more short cuts; it’s an invaluable tool for print design development. I’ll need to choose the first prints and colourways to launch with and I’ll be doing a number of tests to determine which ones make the first collection.
All The Costs
As I wait for fabric to be sourced to produce new samples, I’ve found myself building out cost models – again. It made me realise how honest you have to be with yourself to build these models. Models that account for all of your costs pre-sale. It’s SO easy to not account for everything. When …
I don’t like mess, I don’t like untidy spaces, to be honest I don’t deal well with aesthetic chaos. However, you would never think this looking at my house because with two children under three, the house stays neat for approximately 30 minutes each week. These are the first 30 minutes after the (wonderful, sanity …
The Inventory Trap
I saw a friend of mine yesterday and she asked me, ‘How’s the business going?’, Surprisingly, this emotion wasn’t what I felt first. I went on to explain to her my current ‘dilemma.’ It made me realise this is what I should write about this week. I’ve named this dilemma, ‘ The Inventory Trap.’ When …