Monday, May 17, 2010
the last six months
So here it begins...
My last job was with a manufacturer. Going against my previous experience, I knew that I needed to learn the wholesale side of the business in order to become a well rounded clothing line entrepreneur, something that had been a dream of mine since graduating college. I was the only designer at the company, a position which also included sales and some production, things that I had been otherwise sheltered from thus far in my career. We had five employees and no privacy so needless to say I learned very quickly how to calculate shipping costs.
After being laid off last November, I knew it was time to start.
Since then, I have gotten both business and resale licenses, incorporated myself and my husband Kyle, opened business account, trademarked my logo, got hooked up from my friend in China with a factory, found investors, canceled deal with investors, figured out how we can fund first season ourselves, started sketching, learned the basics of quick books, sourced fabrics, ordered labels, got a dummy, sent tech packs to China, have received 1st samples on almost half of the 22 pieces that I have put into work, ordered business cards, made a landing page for www.kendallk.com (thanks Robert), sent fit comments for the first samples received, created a twitter account and started this blog (thanks Haydee for your encouragement!) ....and here we are :)
I am forever grateful to my friends and family for the support that they have given! without, the process would've been much longer.
The picture was found on face book- original source unknown.