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Seeing Other People
I took a week off writing last week. I was busy setting up a few things and didn’t really have an update so I skipped a week. In my last post I spoke about developing psychological resilience. The context of the post was starting a business in general, but more specifically for me right now, being able to explore other manufacturers. I’ve taken my own advice and I’m officially ‘seeing other people.’
The hardest part of pivoting, is deciding to do so and taking the first step. Since I made the decision and took the first step it feels so good to be talking to manufacturers again. I’m still hoping my original manufacturers come through, but at least now I’ll have options. I have lots of different ways of finding manufacturers, one of which is Sewport. They have a good user interface and lots of interesting resources.
The first step to working out whether any of these new manufacturers will work out is to get their construction samples. These will be samples in plain fabric and not our bespoke prints. Once I see the quality of construction, if it’s a go, we’ll move into samples of clothing in our actual prints. I’m praying – really praying – I can get one of these manufacturers of the ground.
As I’ve discussed before, I’m trying to start with small MOQs so I can get customer feedback, but I am so excited. I honestly can’t wait to see 3 years of investigations, stops, starts, forwards and backwards steps all come to life.
Why I Exercise
Happy 2020. It’s a coincidence that my first post of the year is about exercise. However, I promise I’m not on any crazy diets/dry January/attempting Veganuary. I actually just ate a slice of red velvet cake in bed as it was my friend’s 30th birthday last night. Saying that I went to the gym at …
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 …
Inspecting Construction Samples
Just under a week ago I received new construction samples. This was a significant milestone for me because the last time I received samples was back in October 2019. Can we just pause…October 2019, about a year and a half ago! When I first looked into starting Mummy’s Muse, I planned on producing with a …