Wow!! Just wow...!
This idea all came together literally less than three months ago.
I decided there was a gap that I could fill by purchasing all the clothes and labels I love and having them in one place for people to shop.
Sure, the idea isn't groundbreaking or entirely original but it's something I have always wanted to do and what better time to do it? Strike while the iron is hot (so to speak)
If I hadn't just dived in head first, we probably wouldn't be here today.
If I'd thought about it all too much, I'd have managed to talk myself out of it pretty easily. And hey, it may still fail, it may not succeed but at least I've given it a go right?
It's been an amazing journey so far. I've met the most amazing people; learnt so much about the clothing we're stocking and luckily it's turned out that most of our labels are ethically produced; environmentally thoughtful and fairly unique.
A little about the "We"
We the Wild Collective is run solely by me, however behind me there is an amazing man who is supportive and confident in decisions I make which is amazing really. What more could a woman ask of her partner?
We live in Melbourne - we have a gorgeous daughter Emilia who is 2 years old and has enriched our lives more than we had ever imagined she would.
someone once said to me "I forgot what I did before I had kids; it's just made life better" which could not be more true.
A little about me
I have a background in fashion - design, product development and production. It's been a great learning curve and I have always loved what I do. I've always felt that I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing and couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Working in this industry isn't easy if you're a mum. The fashion industry is made up of 85% women, however women are not looked after in this work force.
I loved my job however was told in no uncertain terms that unless I planned to return full time my job would no longer exist. It was sad because women should empower women but instead of feeling empowered I felt stifled and pushed out.
So unfortunately, the pressure of the industry forced me to do something else and to think outside the box.
I've always dreamed of owning my own clothing line; my own line of stores, selling the designs I've created, the clothing I love...and here I am, I've started this and I'll put my whole heart and soul into it to make sure it succeeds.
Thanks so much for reading my first blog post. I hope it's been somewhat insightful and given you a little bit of info on me.
Over the coming months, I'll be bringing interviews, inspiration and other ideas to the blog so keep up to date!! thanks for reading,
Love always, Bec xx