Hi there and welcome to Chalk, founded with just one mission: to help artists and designers launch their own brands and to just do what they love. We do this in different ways including our new social media hash tag #designmakelaunch and blog, to really help you get to grips with what works and to support creative business owners like you. (Good job I like being busy!)
I'm Sarah. I'm a brand manager with 22 years’ experience in fashion retail and brand management. I have worked in a wide variety of roles within the industry, including designer, buyer, merchandiser, manager and owner, to name a few. Over the last few years, since I started Chalk, I've worked with a lot of people who have amazing design talent, a great idea but little knowledge of the fashion industry and no idea how to get their business off the ground. So I've decided to create a series of templates, how to guides and the chalk studio blog to provide a little insight and guidance with the various hurdles on your path to launching a successful clothes brand. I shall also cover a variety of industry topics, including manufacturing, trends, planning a production schedule and so on. If you're having a specific challenge with your business or if there's something I've missed feel free to drop me a line, or leave a message in the comments box.