Hi! I'm Natalie, a fashion buying & sustainability consultant who started my career in the buying offices of some of the UK’s most recognisable brands.
Seeing first-hand how wasteful and damaging the fashion industry could be drove me to create my own consultancy where I use my 15 years in industry to help purpose driven and sustainably minded brands build profitable businesses with integrity.
How I can add value to your business:
Sourcing - helping you find the right suppliers to partner with including UK manufacturers and sustainable fabrics with low MOQ
Identifying your customer
Improving lead times and setting up a critical path with realistic timelines tailored to your business
Cost price negotiation and improving target margin
- Range building - encouraging multi purchases, increasing basket value, capitalising on bestsellers, managing risk
Design direction and product development - sample shopping, inspiration gathering, cost engineering
- Competitor analysis and market research
I go into a lot more detail about what I do on my work with me page or you can have a look at some of the packages I run below!
What's it like to work with me?
"Working with Natalie has been invaluable! I was having a difficult time with fabric sourcing, struggling to find the fabric I wanted with low order quantities, at a price in line with my target, that was also sustainable!.....
As soon as I spoke to Natalie in our initial consultation I could tell she had a great deal of knowledge and experience and that she would be able to help me (she was also super easy to talk to!).
She spent the time understanding what my requirements were so that when I went on to have a Sourcing Jump Starter call with her she was able to advise on a number of options of fabric suppliers and manufacturers that were exactly relevant to what I was looking for. I know I will work with Natalie again in the future and would recommend her services to anyone who needs help with their sourcing/sustainability!"
Rebecca, Founder, The Violet Label
"Natalie is very passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability and I learnt a lot form her in this respect and really enjoyed our working dynamic. She is extremely hardworking and was managing lots of different people, factories and suppliers for a soon to launch new brand at the time. There was a lot going on and an enormous amount of pressure on her but she handled everything promptly and professionally and always with a smile on her face. I could not recommend her enough."
Freya, Lead Designer, Omnes