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242 – From Bespoke to Ready-to-Wear – Dawn Clarke
Episode 24230th September 2022 • Make it British Podcast • Kate Hills
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In this episode, I chat with childrenswear designer Dawn Clarke, who is a member of Make It British and a part of our British Brand Accelerator programme.

Dawn tells us all about her journey going from making everything in-house and bespoke, to creating ready-to-wear pieces with a UK manufacturer.

Discover:

  • 04:03 Why Dawn made the switch from offering bespoke to ready-to-wear children's clothing
  • 07:51 How being in the British Brand Accelerator programme helped Dawn to understand her customer
  • 11:59 What groundwork Dawn did before she started to reach out to UK manufacturers
  • 16:39 How Dawn overcame issues she had with her fabrics
  • 18:44 What special, one off features appear on Dawn's child's dresses
  • 20:27 How we helped Dawn prioritise marketing her products over making more garments
  • 25:16 What advice Dawn would give to someone who is currently making everything themselves and is thinking of outsourcing some of their production

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YouTube Live - How this Chilrenswear Designer Pivoted From Bespoke to Ready-to-Wear

British Brand Accelerator - Find out how you can work with me to build your British-made brand More Dawn Clarke Designs

Dawn Clarke Designs Website Dawn Clarke Designs on Instagram 

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