There are different ways of working with me depending on your budget, the size of your business and how much help you need. All services begin with a consultation to assess the needs of your business.
For small businesses on a budget who need some help from an expert
Mentoring takes place online and consists of a 1 one hour call on zoom (or series of calls) where I will draw on my 15 years in industry to help you with your business. We can talk about any topic that relates to running a fashion brand, here are a few suggestions:
- Clarity on your business idea
- Getting ready for wholesale
- How to make your business more sustainable
- Review of your range
- How to improve lead times
- Analysing sales
After each call you will receive a write up of what we discussed including any links I've recommended and any supporting documents or templates.
£110 per call
Or book 4 calls for £395 (to be used within a 6 month period)
For businesses which just need one problem solving
Many brands come to me because they just need help solving one problem e.g.
- sourcing ethical factories
- sourcing sustainable or low MOQ fabrics
- completing a brand deck or competitor analysis
- trend forecasting
Costed individually for each client depending on the scope of work and the deadline.
Starting from £425 for basic sourcing for small brands
For more established businesses that need ongoing support or start ups that need help from the beginning
Freelance consulting means I dedicate a certain amount of time to your business every month, basically acting as an extension of your team. You get the benefit of having an experienced senior fashion buyer in your business for a fraction of the cost.
I offer consulting on 3 scales depending on how much time you would like me to allocate to your business. We can discuss this further in our initial consultation.
£795 monthly (2 days per month)
£1050 monthly (3 days per month)
£1400 monthly (4 days per month)
Hear from one of my clients...
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