The drive: What challenges have you overcome?
It is a real learning curve starting a business. You fill every role, but there is a lot of help and guidance out there. I met other women starting new ventures in childrenswear too. Also working with local Scottish businesses for my marketing, photography, and pop-ups has expanded my network and knowledge. I have loved joining the small business community, it is such a positive and supportive space.
The biggest challenge is understanding that it takes time for all the work you have put in to come together and the results come through at different times.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
Running a small business has incredible highs and lows. There are challenges in aspects, marketing, building a website, writing copy, doing your numbers, and spending large amounts on orders.
Every sale is a dance, and my customers are amazing – I enjoy making every item for them!
Hopes and dreams: What next?
I want to continue the journey of a sustainable business and grow within my community, even looking to partner with social enterprises or create local jobs.
Merino Dot Baby slow fashion garments are made to order. Due to small batch production, this produces less waste. I’m committed to developing Merino Dot Baby designs to ensure they last longer, giving your child’s clothing longevity so you can buy less over time. I even handcraft your baby’s garments with love using renewable energy in my wee studio in Scotland!
To find out more and browse their beautiful merino products, head over to the Merino Dot Baby website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.