From making products by hand to outsourcing production – with Monique Horrigan, the Dou-Doods
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Monique Horrigan designs and sells the Dou-Doods - really cool baby & toddler comforters. She started off making them by hand - and through a lot of hard work, managed to outsource production when she was ready to scale.

Listen in to hear Monique share:

  • An introduction to her business and what she sells (0:55)
  • How she got started and the inspiration for her products (1:28)
  • Her journey from making her comforters by hand to outsourcing production (3:22)
  • How she made her first sales and got her business set up (6:23)
  • Her background in design and how she used it to make a business that works for her family (11:31)
  • How she ensured she was compliant with the safety standards for baby products (15:00)
  • How she found a manufacturer for a product with a very detailed and precise specification (22:00)
  • How she got the Dou-Doods in the press and the impact of that (29:32)
  • What she loves about running a products business (37:35)
  • Her number one piece of advice for other product creators (39:00)

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