Thank you so much Julia for creating the mentoring program it has been such an insightful and practical experience to learn what is REALLY involved in starting your own label.
I have had an idea floating around in my head for quite some time and that’s all it was, an idea until I started Julia’s mentoring program with Sample Room. Without the resources, assistance and advice within the mentoring program it would still just be an idea, so I’m am extremely proud to say that my little label is well on it’s way to launching soon all thanks to Sample Room.
As a preschool teacher I had no idea about the fashion industry, the mentoring program has not only assisted me with design and pattern making but in all aspects of business with prompts and advice on budgets and costings, manufacturing, web design and social media to name but a few. As this is a self paced learning approach, I have found it really easy to fit in with my full time work and family responsibilities.
I did have second thoughts about starting the mentoring program due to my location as I live in a small country town in Northern NSW about 14 hours from Melbourne, yet through monthly meetings and forums with other mentorees and Julia, Skype calls as well as emails I have never felt isolated or at a disadvantage. Julia and her team are always helpful and professional with any little question or query.
I cannot recommend Sample Room’s mentoring program highly enough, thank you for the opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile project.