Podcast Episode 6: Helping Others To Start a Fashion Brand

By Laura @ IWMLB Project | What business shall I start?

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Jan 30

Hey and welcome to the sixth episode of the ‘I Want My Life Back Project’ podcast!


In this episode, I chat to Elizabeth Stiles about how she left her corporate job as a fashion buyer to start her own business.

Elizabeth is a fashion brand consultant who helps people set up their own fashion brands.

She has amazing insights into how to get your fashion brand started with tips on finding a manufacturer, making connections and finding your ‘why’.

start a fashion brand

Here are some of the highlights of the episode:

  • Why your business doesn’t have to be something wildly outside your expertise. It could be something directly related to your current career
  • Don’t take for granted what you know, there are plenty of people who need your knowledge, and will pay for it.
  • The most common question asked by people who want to start fashion brands
  • Why making connections is crucial when trying to find a manufacturer
  • Why Shopify has such great analysis to help you understand your sales
  • The first thing to do when you want to start a fashion brand
  • Why Facebook groups are great for finding potential customers and also discount services for your business

You can listen to the episode below.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here so you never miss an episode.

Links to website and groups mentioned in the episode:

Elizabeth’s website: ElizabethStiles.co.uk

British Sourcing Event Make It British Live 

Instagram Elizabeth Stiles

Facebook Elizabeth Stiles

Facebook Group The Fashion Feed

Squarespace Website: Squarespace

Wix Website: Wix

Shopify Website: Shopify

Ted Talk Simon Sinek: Start With Why

Book Start With Why

Sophi French Life Coach Sophie French

Stylist Live Stylist Live

Pop Up Business School PopUpBusinessSchool.co.uk

Thanks, Elizabeth!

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Podcast recorded on Zencastr, edited with GarageBand for Mac, finished off post-production with Auphonic and hosted by Podbean.

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About the Author

Hi, I am Laura. I set up the 'I Want My Life Back Project' after burning out in a corporate job. I quit in May 2017 and set about getting my life back. I now freelance 2 days a week, run this blog, manage my rental properties and am SO MUCH HAPPIER! All the content on this blog is to help you to get your life back too :-)