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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Launching a Fashion Brand on Kickstarter

This article was originally posted on the Factory45 blog on August 23, 2017.   This is a guest post by Factory45’er Dina Chavez who launched a Kickstarter campaign this spring for her womenswear line SixChel. Dina raised over $17,000, exceeding her goal amount, and learned a lot along the way. Today she’s sharing her “do’s and don’ts” for launching a sustainable fashion brand through crowdfunding. Here’s Dina:   -Shannon, Founder of Factory45   It’s been about a month and a half since the launch of my fashion brand’s first sustainable capsule collection via Kickstarter.   The campaign was definitely a whirlwind, but now that the dust has settled and we are at the beginning stages of production, we have been...

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What Women Get Wrong About “Ideal Beauty” – A Fashion Designer Explains

But rather than thinking we should try to put our physical appearance out of mind, I believe that self-love comes from a marriage of finding appreciation for your physical beauty and cherishing your inner beauty. That may be easier said than done, but my career has encouraged me to reconsider my views about my physical beauty and helped me value it more, leading to greater self-love. -Dina Chavez, Founder & Designer of SixChel for Peaceful Dumpling

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