I have been in Germany exactly for one year and two days now. I LOVE IT!! I’m so glad I’m back!
I’ve met up with old friends, met lots of great new people, went to places in Berlin I hadn’t been before, some of them didn’t even exist when I left, went to workshops, moved a couple of times, got a studio, then got a new studio, made things, did a business course, wrote a business plan, changed it, then changed it again and am just enjoying life.
|Impressions of my new studio: lantern|
I started to think about my business in a more holistic, professional way. About, how I could integrate it into my life better and be more satisfied with it. Not exploiting myself, nature, other people or animals.
Wow, that’s quite a task! I got pretty high standards on how it should be and sometimes have some doubts if I can pull it off with the business skills I’ve got ...
I’m feeling bad, coz a few times I’ve said I’m getting there, but then it took much longer then I thought.
So I’ll give you a few things I’m working on,
♥ I wanna change production to exclusively organic and recycled fabrics
♥ I wanna produce everything locally
♥ everything needs to be vegan(except for a couple of wool dresses I sold in the beginning of Lyptis, all of my stuff was anyways)
♥ there will be stuff for kids and for men
Strangely, I just figured out the other day, that Lyptis was quite a sustainable brand already. You know, handmade in Australia, but also cuz, I almost exclusively used deadstock fabrics. I knew what deadstock was, I just didn’t know I was using it. Strange, right?!
So, that makes me feel better and now it’s just about taking it to another level.
|Picture a friend gave me. Also in my studio.|
About the economics, I haven’t studied business or something like that. I’m just making things up as I go, picking something up from other self-employees, from classes and the net.
I would like to live off my own label, but sometimes it feels like there is so much to learn. And it feels quite overwhelming at times.
|Spring Greetings from Berlin!|
But then, I think about all the cool things I could make, and how making things in a more environmentally conscious way would be a great thing to do. And most importantly, I think of all the sweet customers I had, some of which are still writing to me, after I had my Etsy shop closed for over a year, asking when I’d open again, so they can buy more dresses. Wow, really, I gotta say that’s so nice!
And the once that always left such sweet feedback on my page(I think I need to show it off), it always made my day, even after so many feedbacks. Thank you so much!
I hope I will be able to show everyone some new stuff soon. And I think it’s gonna be cool.
And I’m very grateful that you’re still with me! Thanks!