Getting started: Planning for a successful sustainable activewear label

Getting started: Planning for a successful sustainable activewear label

Vicki Wallis Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The activewear market is booming. Whether we're talking high-performance gear or just athleisure, the trend for comfortable, durable and stylish sportswear has sky-rocketed in recent years. If you're looking to launch your own sustainable activewear brand into this competitive marketplace, doing your research and having a strong understanding of your target customer is crucial. In this video, fashion consultant Vicki Wallis, talks through the key areas you need to think about before you create your business plan.

In this video you'll learn:

  • How new activewear brands can approach the highly competitive and lucrative activewear market
  • How to tailor your product and your marketing strategy for your target customer
  • The different aspects of sustainability that relate to activewear brands
  • How to carry out competitor research and how to use it in your strategy
  • What to include in your initial plan for a new  activewear brand

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