Learning the manufacturing process and staying one step ahead has led me to many sleepless nights that had color combos and material options on my mind. It’s all the fun activities that have led to this moment when the purse comes off the manufacturing floor and is then accompanying you at your next brunch date.
And I may need to join you for a few mimosas by the time this process is complete!
I have an extensive background in Marketing and MBA, so I like to think I have the business aspects under control, or so I thought. The steps leading up to manufacturing my own purse line has proven to be fun, tiring, and so exciting that I thought I’d share a little bit of the process and how we got to where we are today.
From concept to leading up to production:
1. I needed to locate a reliable and quality purse manufacturer in the USA. I wanted to control all aspects of developing a new product so I wanted to stay close to home. This allowed me to be very hands on and have control and input over every aspect of purse production. I also needed a manufacturer that was willing to work with me as someone new to the manufacturing process and that did not require a large order minimum. This took some time to locate a manufacturer I was comfortable with based on my business goals and included many let downs. I compare it to the early stages of dating and getting dump