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I’m embarrassingly late to the game on this one. In the last few weeks, I’ve truly started to learn the value of ‘YouTube University’. What do I mean when I say YouTube University? I mean the fact that you can learn almost anything…on YouTube.
Using Downtime to Upskill
I’ve written a lot about this journey I’m on and and how the times I’ve been waiting for months have been particularly hard. Looking back, during those times, I just didn’t know what else I could be doing. As time has gone on, I think I’ve realised I didn’t know what I didn’t know. There is so much I could have been learning. I could have been gathering general knowledge about fabrics, prints, colours. Outside of this I could have been learning more about the manufacturing and fabric dyeing process, the process of working with suppliers, how goods are shipped into the country – there is so much to learn. There is so much I could have been learning. The internet as a whole is a great place to learn, YouTube is the home of learning.
In a bid to be able to monetise their content, people give away SO much information on YouTube. All for the cost of watching (or skipping) a few ads :-). Now when someone tries to sell me any service to improve my knowledge in an area, my first question is…’Hmmm, can I learn this on YouTube for free?’
I wish, wish, wish I’d spent those agonising months where I was waiting, learning. However, I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason. Now I’ve had this epiphany, I’m devouring as much information as I can. You know what’s beautiful about it? It’s another way I’m finding Joy in the Journey. Something I’ve always known about myself is that I love learning. I loved school. I’m extremely curious – a fact that has kept me in my industry this long and makes me really good at my job. Knowing that I can indulge in all this learning for free and it will help me in my quest to get where I’m going – it’s a wonderful feeling.
Meeting Our Maker
Last month I travelled to meet a company that I’ve been thinking about working with to manufacture our clothing. It was a very quick decision to fly out. I got the sample, liked it and figured that there’s only so many emails or WhatsApp messages we could exchange. I’m still on maternity leave and had …
Consistency: Slow and Steady
Ok, so it’s not a race, it’s a journey Consistency is one of those words that makes me think of clean eating, reading a daily devotional or trying to learn to do the splits as an adult. It’s really hard and you can’t acheive it instantly. I started university when Facebook was in it’s infancy. …
Quick post this week: a brief update on our production process. We officially went into pre-production with our manufacturer a few weeks before Christmas. Pre-production for us means getting updated tech packs and toile patterns made. It also includes samples of our prints (screen printed) and final sample garments. We go through these stages to …