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Lessons learnt from trying – Part 8

We were determined not to give up. Having set up the our design methodology, manufacturing partners abroad and having generated an organic loyal core audience. We wanted to find a way to take Finc.Apparel® to another market.

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Lessons learnt from trying – Part 7

It’s been exactly 2 years since I last wrote about my brother getting meningitis, a lot has happened since but reading back on my past blog posts has made me decide to continue to write the story in sequential order. This does mean I have to delve further into my memories which will be tough but ultimately therapeutic and a chance to reflect on how I have got to where I am now. The happiest I’ve ever been.

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Lessons learnt from crying

There are no words to describe the feeling in my stomach when receiving a call from my mum telling me that my little brother Marco, who was 5 years old at the time, had been admitted to hospital with suspected meningitis…

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Lessons learnt from trying – Part 6

One of the difficulties in having Matt as a business partner was the fact that his home was in Jersey. A beautiful utopian island, situated in the English Channel, endless surf, fresh fish and ultimately another millionaire/billionaires playground. A place that, through my friendships, I have become fond of and have also recently found out that my future aunty will be marrying my uncle there. So it is a place close to my heart. However…

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Lessons learnt from trying – Part 5

Observing other clothing companies brought me to the assumption that a photo shoot was necessary. I asked three of my course mates to get involved in exchanged for a free hat each. The old-school chopper we used in the shoot was lent to us by a local bike shop.It was located right next to our halls and we walked past the beauty that was displayed on the window every day. Myself and Matt had no real reason to use the bike other than wanting to ride it round Bournemouth. So after a week of convincing Bernard the store owner, we put down a £100 deposit and took it with us. Part of the deal was that the models would wear tops sold by the store hence the horrific jumpers they are all wearing…