“I approached Fashion Equipped recently to get some professional advice regarding my carry label. I was a bit apprehensive at first as the label doesn’t tick many of the fashion boxes. I was concerned that I would be misunderstood or judged.
I was most impressed from the first phone call because Elizabeth listened to my current position and had done some background research on the label prior to our first conversation. When I met Elizabeth for the consultation she immediately made me feel welcome. The meeting was extremely thorough covering almost every aspects of the business. I found great value in her opinion and guidance. Some of the issues I knew needed to be addressed, some weren’t even on the radar for me until we discussed them.
The thing I liked most was Elizabeths ability to understand the brand and take something that is slightly outside the box in terms of business structure and brand positioning then apply her knowledge directly to that in an effective manner. I left the consultation excited, motivated and with a clear direction for the brands future. I would highly recommend Fashion Equipped not just for those starting out but for businesses with some years behind them as well.”
“We enrolled in the Start your Fashion Business online course because we wanted to improve our understanding of the fashion industry. The course has provided the knowledge and frameworks we needed to improve and prepare our fashion business for expansion.
“One thing I like about the course is Elizabeth and the Fashion Equipped team have taken the time to understand our business and always provide quick answers to our questions. It’s like we are being individually mentored by people who are genuinely caring and passionate about helping fashion businesses succeed. The course experience is very interactive with invaluable information being shared in the private Facebook Group. The coaching calls are awesome as they enable all course participants to interact with each other.
“We would recommend the Start your Fashion Business online course to people who are thinking of have already started a fashion business but have limited fashion industry experience as it will save you thousands of dollars in costly rookie mistakes…”
Toby and Jo DemmlerRed Dust Active
“I absolutely love the SYFB Online Course!
“The content provided is invaluable to both start-up and established businesses. The course flows perfectly from one module to the next and re-caps on the previous lessons, ensuring you are covering on every aspect of your business in order to succeed.
“There is constant communication with Elizabeth and her team that really adds to the learning experience. Nothing is ever a bother, they welcome every question and answer them as quick as possible to guide you on your journey.
“The support that they provide is truly amazing, I have had first hand feedback from them regarding my website and I am truly grateful.
“I would recommend this course to anyone in the fashion industry, be it someone fresh out of fashion school or an already established business. The knowledge and tools that Elizabeth and her team have will be an asset to the success of your business.”
JaimeePretty Love Fashion
“I am progressing through the course and really enjoying it. I do not have experience or qualifications in the industry but this course is really giving me the confidence and knowledge, and I feel sure that I will succeed in my fashion business. The course is literally guiding me step by step to write a business plan and set up my business. The information is concise, applicable and never overwhelming. It would be hard to say what I am finding most valuable, because I would not be able to decide! The video tutorials are an excellent download of information, easy to watch – not too long. The action steps that follow each tutorial are clear directives that are essentially forming my business plan as I progress through the course. The online community and group coaching calls have been fantastic learning from each other and those who have established businesses. And the contacts within the industry that are accessible just by being on this course; are going to prove invaluable and I am grateful for the diverse opportunities to network with industry experts. I have been raving about the course to anyone that will listen. I feel that I am not only learning everything I need to succeed – but I am DOING it too, and it is empowering. Before starting the course the industry seemed mysterious and competitive, but thanks to the course I am feeling confident that with the right planning I will succeed – watch this space!”
“All we has was an idea. We didn’t come from a retail background and didn’t know where to begin beyond writing a business case. The money we invested in this course has opened up so may possibilities for us. The Fashion Equipped team is genuinely engaged, the SYFB Facebook Group asked questions I didn’t even know I had, and the content is worth it’s weight in gold. We know have a timeline and clear path ahead of us to not just prepare to start a business, but to have the tools in place to make it a success. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is starting out – consider it an investment in your business that will save you time and money in the long run.“
Marianne RoseMarianne and Max
“Elizabeth encouraged me from day one with my first query even though I doubted my concept. I thought Australian made was going to be easy, but even though it’s not, the FE team have always been positive and supportive. So although I’m not their star pupil (yet…) I know the concept will become a reality because they are committed to helping me believe it will be. This is one smart team offering a business course, which is everything you could hope for – and more!”
“This course motivates me week after week to do better and to be better at what I’m trying to achieve in the fashion industry. It has equipped me with all the right tools to help reach success, step by step. I would highly recommend this course to anyone starting their own fashion label.”
Fiona LindauMillésime Baby
Fashion Equipped helped me get to where I am today – working with Elizabeth has given me the upper hand. I have been able to transform my small handmade business into a fully manufactured label and my orders have increased tenfold. Everyone comments on how great the quality of my clothing is! Elizabeth connected me with the right people, gave me advice in all areas of fashion: design, production, pricing (both retail and wholesale), as well as things like trademarking my brand. I still touch base with her years later for guidance – she is a really lovely person and is really efficient and organised – I love that! I would recommend the mentoring program to anyone who needs help and advice with their Fashion Business.
Andrea GouldingKaPow Kids
I had so many positive experiences with Fashion Equipped! Elizabeth empowered me with skills and advice to be able to step out from working in my business to working on my business. Without her guidance I wouldn’t understand the nuts and bolts of business in relation to the fashion industry. She helped me to sort out our finances, gave meaning to the numbers and located a factory with the manufacturing and logistical requirements that fit with our needs enabling us to scale. Fashion Equipped’s valuable networks introduced me to the right people to help me develop my technical skills and assist in product development. Working with Fashion Equipped is the best investment you will make in to your business!
Finally, there is someone to help me that actually understands my industry and all the challenges I face (and knows how to address them)! The Fashion Equipped team is focused, organised, knowledgeable, and beyond passionate about the business of fashion. They are committed to the enterprise of helping people in the fashion industry achieve success.
For me, they have helped me to clarify my goals and given me the tools with which to achieve them. They have just the right mix of nuts and bolts advice, creative thinking, and encouragement and enthusiasm. I really feel that Fashion Equipped is not just consulting to me but that we are on the same team – we are all working towards the same ends.