Design Your Fashion Business

Design your Business, an event created by INprende and Aguja Local, offers fashion entrepreneurs an opportunity to break into the industry by showing them how to put their ideas into action.

MakersValley was proud to join other fashion entrepreneurs at the Design Your Business event. | MakersValley Blog

Empower - Think - Validate - Connect

The objective of this event was to show fashion entrepreneurs all the possibilities they have and all of the tools they need to get their fashion business to the next level. The event had an audience of over 100 fashion entrepreneurs full of brilliant ideas. We had the opportunity to be part of this amazing event and learn from Makers in the fashion industry about how they manage every challenge that comes their way.

Event for fashion entrepreneurs demonstrates the importance of community. | MakersValley Blog

“A good sales person transmits passion for what he or she does”

-Alessandra Correa

Speakers encourage fashion entrepreneurs to empower, think, validate, and connect at Design Your Business. | MakersValley Blog

Alessandra Correa was the first speaker of the night. She explained how INprende’s methodology works and gave us awesome insights on how to make it in the fashion industry. She talked about the four pillars of the INprende methodology: Empower, Think, Validate and Connect and how each of them are the base of any business. She also talked about the importance of making your brand part of yourself.

 “You need to feel that your logo is part of you”

-Alessandra Correa

Puerto Rican fashion designers share their experience at Design Your Business. | MakersValley Blog

Lisa Thon, a well-known Puerto Rican fashion designer, shared her experience in the fashion industry and told us how she was able to overcome several challenges in order to achieve her goals.

She started her business like every person in that room, from the bottom up. She had a dream and made it happen by working hard and learning from every experience.

Lisa is more than just a fashion designer. She is also a fashion teacher and has her own fashion school, which she has been directing for many years. Now she is onto following another dream and has started her own perfume line. She encouraged everyone in the audience to follow their dreams and explore every aspect of the fashion industry. Talk about #goals! 

“Life is a cycle and its always changing, you just have to be open to changes” 

Lisa Thon

Aguja Local allows Puerto Rican fashion designers to sell clothing online. | MakersValley Blog

The last speaker of the night was Natalia Figueroa, Founder of Aguja Local, a platform that allows Puerto Rican fashion designers to showcase and sell their clothing designs online. Natalia always knew she wanted to have her own company and shared with the audience how she was able to get her business to the next level.

Participants at Design Your Business explored how to optimize their fashion businesses. | MakersValley Blog

This event was eye-opening. Seeing all those innovative minds together in one room makes you realize that there are a lot of talented people who just need a little push to get their business to the next level!

Community is important for fashion entrepreneurs seeking to build their business. | MakersValley Blog

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