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If you knew exactly what companies like Hawthorne Supply Co., Carriage House Printery, and were looking for when it came to bringing on new designers?
being able to better set yourself up for success by designing and delivering the artwork they are looking for at the right time.
If you knew exactly how brands and makers discover new designs and designers they want to continue to work with?
eliminating worry (from guessing) and being able to better understand the type of designs they are looking for and how to better partner with them.
work with these companies and brands?
Where do they think some designers go wrong when pitching?
What type of collection are they looking for? Large collections, small collections, one colorway, two colorways, etc?
Do collections need to tick certain boxes or meet certain criteria for them to pick up?
If they could give a designers insight into what they are looking for this year what would it be?
Do they feel they have any holes in their design library that their customers are looking for that designers could help fill?
What makes them want to work with a designer?
Do you work with artists non-exclusively or exclusively?
Do they have any advice for designers on how to stand out when they submit artwork to them?
Their thoughts on if designers should pitch something that is popular like florals or if they should try to pitch something a little more outside of the box.
What 3 tips would they give to a designer looking to break into fabric?
How do brands navigate POD sites when looking for new prints?
Are brands going to a designer’s page on the POD site or are they using the search bar to discover new designs?
How do you like designers to submit and pitch work to you? How frequently would you like them to follow up?
Hawthorne Supply Co.
Hawthorne Supply Co. is a husband and wife-owned company offering a vast selection of modern fabrics and notions, along with their own digitally printed fabric and wallpaper. The owner/creative director is joined by her assistant creative director in our roundtable series. They work side-by-side to carefully curate an assortment of collections and designs that they know their customers will love.
At Hawthorne Supply Co. they are passionate about supplying makers with the tools for a creative life!
Carriage House Printery
Carriage House Printery is a family-centred company whose mission is to provide the highest quality, sustainable custom fabric to its customers. Michael and Shannon are the husband and wife duo behind Carriage House Printery, heavily involved in the operations of the business. They work with top creative artists and offer designs that inspire their customer's creative endeavours.
Meet Tara Reed
Tara Reed is an illustrator and surface designer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. With over 9 years of experience working inside Spoonflower as their Artist Community Manager. Following Spoonflower she has built her own successful design career and is a wealth of knowledge.
She has licensed and sold work to amazing companies such as; Cloud9 Fabrics, Joann, Jiggy Puzzles, and Nerida Hansen. She loves supporting other artists and believes in sharing knowledge within the community.
Little Cocalico is a family-owned custom fabric print shop located in Pennsylvania. It is dedicated to serving the custom sewing, designer, and boutique industry by striving to provide the most personal and professional custom fabric printing experience available. They have a strong focus on sustainability and a passion for quality providing large wholesalers, small businesses, and hobbyists with amazing custom fabrics..
Meet Jordan Porter
Jordan is a self-proclaimed Bag maker and Fabric Enthusiast and a favourite maker among designers. She has a keen eye for selecting beautiful patterns and coordinating them seamlessly with liners, zippers, trims, and accents.
Through endless hours of searching for suitable fabrics, Jordan has become an expert in navigating POD sites to find the material and designs that speak to her and her customers. Bag-making has helped give her an identity outside of motherhood.
Yeah Baby Goods
Yeah Baby Goods is a family product-based business that developed and creates accessories for the Ikea highchair. Katie is the owner and visionary behind this wildly successful business. The Yeah Baby Goods brand has become a go-to for new moms looking for ways to make the necessary items, like highchairs, that come with little ones reflect their personal style and match their family aesthetic! Katie is incredibly thankful to be running this business with her husband and four sweet kids.
Meet Molly Morehouse
Molly Morehouse is the owner and mastermind behind the children's apparel company Made By Molly. Born and raised in central Indiana, she has been creating, designing, and sewing ever since her mom taught her to sew in 5th grade. After having her firstborn in 2013 her business organically grew as she sewed for her family and friends.
Almost 10 years later and the passion for creating comfy, cute, and functional children's apparel has unfolded into a 7-figure business and just keeps growing! She built her business starting with POD fabrics and still works with those designers and companies today.
We're Ryann Scrafford & Fleur Crawford the Co-founders of Creative Studio Collective. We believe in a rising tide and that by openly sharing our experience and knowledge we can brighten a light in others without dimming our own!
Ryann is a Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Design & Merchandising and a minor in Art History.
She began her career as a buyer in both the contemporary fashion and outdoor industries. She transitioned from a Senior Buyer to a Creative Manager before leaving to run multiple start-up companies in the roles of both Brand Manager and Marketing & Operations Director.
She left the corporate world to pursue building her own product-based brand which was sold in boutiques around the world. Over the years Ryann transitioned to solely designing and licensing.
Ryann has over 17 years of experience working in
the fashion and retail industry.
Fleur is a Surface Pattern & Textile Designer, based in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated from Elam; the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Printmaking and a Fashion Design, Certificate from AUT.
Fleur launched her career in Childrenswear Design moving into Womenswear and then Textile Product Development & Design. She worked closely with manufacturers & suppliers, visiting trade shows to trend forecast, and source textiles and designs. Working for some of New Zealand’s leading brands in commercial and high fashion she has 19 years of experience in the fashion & textile industry.
She created her own brand Hufton Studio in 2019 and has since dived deep into the world of surface pattern design, licensing her art worldwide.
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