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having a fashion business is


You want to grow but find yourself with a never-ending list of tasks that don't seem to get you anywhere. You waste time and money. You feel confused and frustrated.



You can do this, even if...
you are new to the fashion industry
or you have never run a business before
or you have a fashion business and want that push
to reach new goals and accomplish more.


You need to get past the self-doubt and realize your entrepreneurial potential because everyone should have the opportunity to go after their dreams and goals.

Go from "what next?" to "hell yes!"

From overwhelmed, confused, and alone to focused, confident, and belonging.

From barely staying afloat to a business with customers, recognition, and sales.

From spinning your wheels to completed tasks and achieved goals.

in order to do that:


Decide that your entrepreneurial goals are a top priority.


Become a member of the StartUp FASHION Community.


Evaluate your business.


Get the exact next steps to take to make progress.


Connect with a support system of fellow designers.


Experience the satisfaction of making progress and seeing growth!

The StartUp FASHION Community helps overwhelmed fashion designers to take action, make progress, and reach your entrepreneurial goals by giving you the tools, resources, and people to support and guide you to growth.

When you become a member, I promise you that...

We're here to answer your questions.

We've got your tribe of fellow designers who understand what you need and can help.

We don't overwhelm you with so much information that you don't know what to do next.

We give you actionable step-by-step resources and tools.

The coolest part is that as soon as you join, you have the tools available to you to make changes in your business right away.

Everything is organized so you can go straight to the areas of business you want to focus on--

  • Want more email subscribers? We'll help you get them.
  • Need more sales? We'll help you get them.
  • Looking for a new factory? We'll help you find one.
  • Need accountability, mentorship, and a kick in the butt? We're on it.


What You Get With Membership

Mini Courses

You get access to a members-only resource library filled with the business topics you need to know. We'll teach you step-by-step how to do the things you need to do to grow a profitable fashion business. We cover topics like How to Have Your Most Successful Launch, How to Source Your Fabrics, and How to Grow Your Email List. And a lot more, of course!


You'll have access to a long list of special offers to all kinds of services, tools, and resources that you need for your business from factories with extra low minimums to discounts on web design.


Join over 600 fellow designers in our members-only online office. It's a place to get guidance, ask questions, request resources, and offer help. We all support one another because we're all going through exactly the same things!


Every week we round up the most helpful resources, the best opportunities, exclusive perks, and the most informative discussions to help you move forward and take action in your business each and every day. We're all #makingStUFhappen!


Every month I host online hangouts with our members. We use our monthly business planner workbook and review last month, plan for the upcoming month, and talk about what's going on in our businesses. After every meetup we all feel so pumped to accomplish the things that we have been neglecting!

Templates and Checklists

You get your own business hub to manage all of your press pitching, buyer pitching, supplier and factory contact info, social media planning, and production schedules in one organized space.

retailer databaSe

If selling wholesale is one of your revenue streams, you'll find this resource super helpful. It's a collection of over 600 global boutiques that carry emerging and independent labels. The database includes contact info for every listing and is updated quarterly.

Factory Database

We've compiled a list of factories and pre-production service provider that will help you get your collection made! The database include location, services offered, and contact information for every listing.

Fabric database

We've compiled a list of fabric and trim suppliers to help you find exactly what you’re looking for! The database include location, services offered, and contact information for every listing.


Here are just a few of the mini courses that you get immediate access to when you become a member, we add new one bi-monthly!

How to
Like a Pro

How to
Land that Press
Coverage You’re After

How to
Plan a Successful
Trunk Show

How to
Launch a Killer
eMail Strategy

How to
Produce Amazing
Pop Up Shops

How to
Make Sure Your Website
Makes Sales

How to
Find Your Dream
Fabrics + Trims

How to
Craft Persuasive

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check out what our community members have to say:

Janet Hamilton
Founder of Farrier Leather

"I find that doing this alone is often the hardest part. Aside from the amazing info, the friendships and assistance from this group is invaluable."

Miriam Grunhaus
Founder of Mikah Fashion

"What we have here is a gem of a group! I have developed great relationships with other members who are selfless and kind and whom I admire."

Hi, I'm Nicole, the founder of StartUp FASHION and I've spent years guiding and encouraging independent fashion designers to take action, get confident, and reach their entrepreneurial goals.

I have built a multiple six figure business without going to business school, have helped thousands of fashion brands find growth in their businesses, travel to at least three new countries every year, lived abroad, and have built businesses based on the belief that I have full control over how I use my time on this earth. I want to help you do the same thing.

My goal with the StartUp FASHION Community is to light a fire under your butt. It's to help you stop questioning if/when/how you can do this, and give you all the tools you need to actually make progress.

It's a community of fashion entrepreneurs who look fear in the face and do it anyway!"

Do it anyway, designers. Your life is your own to create.

Lots of love and encouragement,

Get on the community waitlist:

If you'd like to join us, be sure to fill in your e-mail below
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Linell Jackson
Founder of Linell Ellis

"StartUp Fashion has been a critical part of our everyday business life. I visit the site every morning as part of my daily reading of industry news. I have used pretty much all of the resources available to build and grow the brand. Most importantly it is always great to know I can reach out to other designers who are willing to help, share and inspire"

Chetna Singh
Founder of Chetna Singh
Art Scarves

"Startup Fashion is my community that I go to with my doubts, my ideas, my wins, and losses. It is so wonderful to have such a strong support group to turn to, and I am thankful every day for it."

Q: Who is this Community for?

A: Fashion and Accessory Designers and Makers from all over the world who believe in the power of forging their own path, who to be an active part of a community of fellow designers, want to give as much as they get, who embrace taking a different approach to life and work, and who are not scared of good challenge.

Our members range from idea stage to growth stage- some have nothing more than a few sketches and a lot of drive while others have been in business for 5 years and have a small staff.

Q: Who is this Community Not for?

A: Designers and brands that believe the only way to find success is through the traditional path, who focus on the rules they need to follow, who don’t want to try new things, experiment, and who can’t quite seem to enjoy the adventure that comes along with running a business.

Service providers who want to connect with or pitch independent designers. We’d love to connect with you, but membership is exclusively for designers. Email us to chat about what you do and how we can work together.

Q: I'm not an apparel designer, will the Community still be helpful for me?

A: Yes! Our community is made up of a variety of designers: clothing designers, handbag designers, jewelry designers, and scarf designers, and so many more! They all love having access to the tools and resources in the Community to build their businesses.

Q: Why should I sign up for the Community?

A: You want help with growing your fashion business, right? You want a place to go for answers and feedback and guidance and encouragement, right? You want to lead a happy life, build a business on your own terms, and connect with people who are doing the same thing, right? Perfect. Then there’s your answer.

Q: I don't live in the US. Is the Community still a good fit for me?

A: Absolutely! The tools and resources in the Community are relevant to any independent or emerging designer. And the majority of our events are online. We currently have members in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Q: Is the Community worth the price?

A: Membership to the Community represents access to over 15 years of education and experience in the fashion industry.

Listen, we get it: you’re an independent designer, and every dollar counts. The good news is that once you get started, and begin using the resources and tools to their full potential, this investment will pay for itself many times over.

Q: Will the Community really help me grow my business?

A: Yes! As long as you commit to it. The resources in the Community are tools for you to use to grow your business. The Community was developed to help you, and it absolutely will when paired with your guts and grit for making things happen.

Get on the community waitlist:

If you'd like to join us, be sure to fill in your e-mail below
and you'll be one of the first to know when enrollment opens.