Starting a Brand for Children to Tackle the Waste Problem by Mary Marland (part 2)
32 min

02:00 How Mary transitioned from being an Investment Banker to become a Fashion Business Owner

06:00 Why Mary’s business plan did not work out and the difficulties of finding the right manufacturers

09:00 “technology is a lot of our future” [in the fashion manufacturing sector]

12:00 Things that Mary had to “unlearn” when she left her corporate to pursue her new career and new skills she has developed

19:00 Mary is launching of the Adjustable collection with a smart innovation to address waste generated by infant’s wear

23:00 The importance of finding the right manufacturing partners

26:00 An adjustable bodysuit with facts and figures in the time capsule for future generations to realize to understand how we got here, where we are right now.

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NUGGETS:

  1. Expectations and timeline have to be reset when transitioning from a large corporation to a startup
  2. In a startup, before you can delegate, you need to learn just enough what they are doing on a daily basis in order to delegate and to manage the resources properly
  3. “technology is a lot of our future” [in the fashion manufacturing sector] 
  4. A simple innovation can address a complex problem of waste

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To connect with Mary Marland and to find out more about WILD DOVES https://wilddoves.com/

Email to the Podcast Host (Leekei Tang) podcast (at) themindfulfounder.com

Websites mentioned: SPOONFLOWER and MAKER’S ROW

https://themindfulfounder.com/

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