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#7. Streetwear Designer

Your sixth sense is style and you’re ready to weave your way into fashion feeds everywhere.

going to start your own streetwear brand. Here’s where to start:

PROS TO STARTING YOUR OWN BRAND

Rewarding vibes
How? You are solving a problem for your customers while working on something that brings you fulfillment.

Make connections
This is a great space to meet new people and collaborate with like-minded people. Put each other on and share perspectives.

Constant grind
There’s always something new to be made, something new to learn and something new to explore. Most days you will spend walking, running errands for your business and performing multiple tasks. All of this is good for boosting positive impacts and energy levels.

Great perks
There are gang perks that come with this gig. As a seller, you’ll get to enjoy industry perks like scoring VIP passes to events, surprise drops from other brands and discounts.

Simple business model
A streetwear brand has the advantage of a simple business model which makes launching, branding and the business more seamless…

You get to do what you love
You know the saying, do what you love and you will never work a day in your life? This is pretty much it. You get to put your energy into something you are truly passionate about.

You are your own boss
You make your own rules and dance to the beat of your own drum. Every single aspect of running your business is on you. You answer to yourself.

CONS

You are your own boss
As much as this is a pro, it is also a con. Being your own boss means you have to answer to everything, even the not-so-nice parts. You can’t take any days off for the grind because this is all you.

Finding the right supplier
Which is a lot of research and trial and error… You have to be patient and keep pushing.

Taxes
Yep, this is on you too… You have to make sure that you pay taxes every year and that you are up to date.

Time
You have to put in the time and the work, even on days you might not necessarily want to.

Building capital
Realise that you have to start your bad boy up and you’re more than often going to have to dig deep to make things happen. Put measures into place for the days or months you won’t be seeing much of a profit.


HOW TO NAME YOUR BRAND

The name of your brand needs to make you stand out in your space.

Simplicity is key
Avoid hard to spell names. You want something people can remember and type in immediately when searching for you.

One of one
Make sure you’re the only one in the space that has that name.

Think bigger
Think broad and don’t go for a name that will limit you to a specific style.

Act fast
As soon as you have found a few dope names, register the domain names as soon as possible.
 

IT’S IN THE NAME

The name that you choose for your brand is forever, it is also the first impression your customers will have of your brand, it’s your business identity and the power behind the customers you want to attract.
 

What’s in the box?

  • Adjustable Mannequin
  • Sewing Machine
  • Steel scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Samsung A13 smart phone
  • SnapScan Starter Kit
  • A Standard Bank Mobile sim card preloaded with 50GB once-off data
  • Special offers on selected Standard Bank products and services

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:


Create a 30s video and tell us: -

  • Your name
  • Which of our 10 careers you’re chasing
  • How are you going to change the game?
  • What makes you the best candidate to BE UNBXD?

Post your video on IG, Facebook, Twitter or enter via our Tik Tok challenge.

Remember to use the #BEUNBXD followed your chosen career:

#Podcaster #Dropshipper #MakeupArtist #MusicProducer #Photographer #SelfMadeChef #UrbanFarmer #StreetwearDesigner #TikToker #GraphicDesigner

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