Phoebes Garland - Co-Founder of Garland & Garland Fashion Agency - "We're all in this together- manufacturers, brands, retailers & agents"
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In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Phoebes Garland, the Co-Founder of Garland & Garland Fashion Agency. Phoebes is a regular contributor & speaker in the fashion industry with over 25 years of experience. Her zone of genius the business of fashion, specialising in wholesale strategy, sales, product development and working with independent & major retailers Phoebes is also a passionate ambassador to not-for-profits - including Shake it Up Australia and Adopt Change. During this dynamic conversation we discuss what a brand needs to know to become 'wholesale ready' , the future of wholesaling, the Australian retail landscape and the experience you need to succeed. Key Takeaways: - Agents are trusted advisors on the ground - If your range is too small you could miss an opportunity with a major retailer - A reset of our industry will occur - on some level we are all starting again - Independent Retailers have an advantage over larger retail chains right now - It's easier to manage in a smaller boutique - it's a more controlled environment - safety must come first - We're all in this together - Manufacturers + Brands + Agents + Retailers - We can all collaborate, share space, share information, help each other You can find Phoebes at: Instagram - @phobes_garland @garlandandgarland Website - Want to join our 'Start Your Fashion Business' Programme & Community? If you would like to learn online, gain the support of mentors and join an engaged community, please head over to: You can find Fashion Equipped over at: Instagram: @fashionequipped Podcast Insta: @fashionbusinessmindset Facebook: Website: Work with one of our Mentors at Your Mentor Collective Let's do this together, let's make The Fashion Business, YOUR Business!
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