3 ways to start a fashion brand with little or no money

3 ways to start a fashion brand with little or no money

Do you want to start a fashion brand but have little or no money for it? You are not alone! I have met and spoken to alot of people who want to start fashion brands but are being held back by limited funds, and I totally understand. Many people do not realize this, but alot of successful fashion brands did not start with alot of money.

There are methods you can use to fund your fashion brand without taking out loans or getting investors. If you are interested in learning how to start your fashion brand with little to no money, read on;

1. Start with Samples

You can startup faster if you launch with just samples of your product and produce for clients when they place orders. With this method, you don’t have to wait longer for mass production because you’ll have samples available for sale in less than a month.

Another pro is that you also won’t be spending alot because you do not need to stock a lot of products. Many fashion business owners have used this method successfully, and you can do it as well with limited funds. (If you will like to start, your own clothing factory, I have a Step-by-Step Blueprint that can guide you.)

2. Use your Day Job 

Having a job is very important when starting a business, especially if you have no other means to fund it. You need to be able to support yourself and the business financially until you’re up, running, and making enough to pay yourself a salary.

If you already have a job, you should keep it and start saving monthly. If you do not have a job, you should consider working at a fashion startup. Not only will you earn money but also gain experience.

3. Start a different business 

I know this might seem counter-intuitive but hear me out first. You can identify low-cost opportunities around you and come up with creative ways to earn money from them. For example, if you have a 9-5, you can source beautiful thrift bags and sell them to your colleagues to earn quick cash.

It doesn’t have to be long-term or have anything to do with fashion, feel free to monetize any other skill you have such as cooking, baking, or writing. Who says you can’t have more than one successful business?

Starting and growing a fashion brand with little or no money, is not impracticable for you to do. I hope these ideas give you the encouragement you need to get started. 

Do you have more ideas, please share them in the comments, so others can learn from them. 


Recommended Resources

Tips for Starting Your Fashion Business on a Lean Budget

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My Feature Article on enterprise54.com :-D

My Feature Article on enterprise54.com :-D

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Yaye!!!!!!!  😀 😀 😀

And it all happened because I responded to a post on a Facebook group I belong to.  Really happy I responded to Aunty Bisi who called me out on the BR Group to tell my story… which I did!  

Thank you so very much Lara Sanni for this wonderful piece!  You just gave me an early birthday present!  And thanking the whole of enterprise54.com for this amazing feature!


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My Wedding Feature on Bella Naija… :-D


Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!!  Hope you are all having a great day so far!  I know I am…. especially after I got a Blackberry message from our very own “fashion farmer” as I call her, an old Martwayne student, Saidat, about my wedding feature on Bella Naija!!!  Yaye!!!  

Immediately I ran a search on Google and there it was!  😀  WHAT an awesome feature!  I am completely speechless!

Interestingly enough, I still thought about the wedding feature this morning as it is part of my to-do list.  I know I promised to write a full feature like a how-to manual on how I planned it in a previous post so made a mental note of it.  Then my mind strayed to Bella Naija and whatever happened to the form I sent to them.  

And there it now is…. live on the site… posted just today!!!  HAHA!!!  The way God works! 😀

Here are some pictures from the site….
…. and enjoy the article at the link below.  I know I did! ;-D

Sigh….. brings back really great memories…. Gosh!  Almost seems like forever ago that the wedding took place.  Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the write-up I promised.  It is Work-In-Progress and this has even spurred me on now.  Will let you know when it is ready!  😀

Thank you so much!  Hope you have as HUGE a grin all week as I have on my face right now.  

Enjoy the rest of your fabulous Sunday and an even better week ahead!

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