Start your fashion business

An honest account of our experience on how to go about launching your own fashion brand and laying the groundwork for a sustainable business. Learn from our mistakes and understand what we did right to survive in one of the toughest industries.

Learn How to:
- Create a company profile 
- Break into the fashion industry
- Understand the South African market within a global context
- Know your brand
- The Business side, what I wish we knew before launching ERRE. Company registration, VAT, Tax and anything a small business owner needs to know from day 1.
- Case studies on other SA Brands who made it, how they did it and how they succeeded 
- Pricing garments accurately 
- How to start producing garments, how many people to employ, and how to project the growth of your business. 
- How to allocate your budget towards marketing, manufacturing etc. while ensuring cashflow
- Calculated sponsorships, partnerships and funding
- When to go Wholesale or direct to consumer in our unique retail landscape.
- Which stores to choose inside of the demographic you are targeting
- Tips on how to deal with retailers
- How to Launch Online
- The Value of drop shipping with Online Retailers

What you will get:
- Our Supplier List from packaging, and garment care labels to textiles
- Industry Contacts
- PDF Copy of the slide show/info

What to bring:
- A notebook
- Stationary
- Come with questions, the more you ask the more you will learn

When, Where & Costs:

Friday 26 July | R650 p/p

From 16:00-18:00 with Q&A afterwards

Presented by Carina Louw from ERREat Milner Fashion House

161 Milner Street, Waterkloof Pretoria

About your lecturer:
Carina Louw is one-half of the team. ERRE celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2023, a real milestone in the South African SMME landscape. Over the years with fellow designer Natasha Jaume, Carina learned that when Creativity meets Business acumen some of your wildest dreams come true.  

Carina Louw also lectured in fashion for 10 years including the SA Fashion Week initiative 21 Steps to Retail with Edcon.


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