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Launching a Fashion Business has always been difficult. But it's even more so right now.

You’re wondering…

Should I even launch this business anymore?
Will people care about this fashion brand right now?
Is it worth it?


You made a commitment to yourself to follow your dreams and go after your goals.
That commitment is just as important as it ever was.
And it’s just as possible, too.

Your dreams and goals don’t need to change.
It’s how you reach them that needs to be adjusted.

Think about it this way: you’re not going out to socialize, your calendar is not booked solid.
You have the time for this right now. You have the space for this right now.
Apply that time and space to going after your dreams.

From worried, overwhelmed, confused, and alone to determined, focused, confident, and supported.
From having an idea in your head to a product in your hand.

The Designer Membership is the virtual community that helps independent fashion startups to learn what you don’t yet know, implement what you have learned, make progress with your idea, and reach your dream of being a business owner by giving you access to the tools, resources, and people to support and guide you to launch.

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Business Resources You Get With The Designer Membership

  • Step By Step


  • Tools

  • Blueprint

  • You Also Get

  • 35+ Masterclasses

    Taught by experts in business and fashion, that dive into the topics you need to know as a fashion business owner. We teach you what to do, how to do it, and give you tons of supporting resources to use.

    Just a few of the incredible experts we feature…

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    • Alice James

      Pre-Launch Margin and Inventory Planning

    • Jessica Osborn

      Launch a Sustainable Brand

    • Juliet Obodo

      Financial Planning and Funding

    • Lorraine Sanders

      Getting Media Coverage

    • Maria and Rita Catapano

      Getting More Sales

    • Kristin Moses

      Create your Brand Strategy

    • Stephanie Benedetto

      Sourcing Custom Fabrics

    • Nicole Giordano

      Create your Ideal Customer Profile

  • Detailed tools, templates, and databases that save you time so you can concentrate on the things you love to do, like designing.

    You Get…

    • Line sheet template
    • Tech pack template
    • Costing sheet
    • Operating budget
    • Purchase order form
    • And more!

    Source fabrics from our database of over 200 fabric suppliers around the world.

    Find a factory from our list of over 85 global manufacturers of apparel, swim, handbags, and jewelry.

    Get your line into boutiques by searching our Retailer database specifically focused on stores interested in emerging and independent brands.


    This series of questions will identify where you are in your business now and direct you to the exact next steps you need to turn your idea into a product and launch your brand and business.

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    One of the hardest things about running a startup business is the loneliness. No one to talk shop with, ask questions, or compare notes. When you become a member, you now have your own community of fellow business owners to connect with, solving the problem of loneliness in business.


    We collaborate and partner with service providers both in business and fashion to get you discounts, perks and other exciting opportunities for your business.


    Being held accountable for the things you need to do to grow your business is an invaluable asset. We hold monthly online goal planning sessions to help you plan and stay focused. We also send you weekly members-only emails to check it, share resources, and keep you on track.

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What Members Say

  • “I find that doing this alone is often the hardest part. Aside from the amazing info, the friendships and assistance from this group is invaluable.”

    Janet Hamilton, Founder of Farrier Leather

  • “What we have here is a gem of a group! I have developed great relationships with other members who are selfless and kind and whom I admire.”

    Miriam Grunhaus, Founder of Mikah Fashion

  • “I’ve been a member for over a year and the community is so helpful, and supportive, and the knowledge and content Nicole shares with the group has helped me more than I can express!”

    Julia Ahrens, Founder of Miakoda

  • “Such a wonderful community of people and resources – the best money I’ve put forward for my business by far ❤️.”

    Katie Martello, Founder of Breakfast Swim

  • “I’ve been a member of StUF for a year and love having a place where I can learn and feel connected to other designers with similar struggles. Joining the community has been one of the best things I have done.”

    Katie Deming, Founder of Make Merry

  • “I’ve been a member for going on two years now and the resources are invaluable. From one crazy busy fashion entrepreneur to another, you can spend hours googling or you can spend $39 a month on yourself and SPARE YOURSELF THE TIME that can definitely be used better elsewhere. This group has been huge for helping me move forward and learn from others more experienced than I am. Highly recommend.”

    Jacoba Behnke, founder of Jacoba Jane

  • “I’ve been a member of this community for a couple of years and I really wish I had joined the community when I was still developing my line because it would’ve saved me so much time, energy and $$. In addition to thoughtfully put together business resources and collections, the designers in this community themselves are its very best asset. I have gained so much knowledge from simply watching what others have done to leverage their businesses as well as talking to several designers. STUF has given me the tools to really understand what it takes to start a business.”

    Eliana Ghantous, Founder of Modjewel

  • “Joining startup fashion has been one of the best decisions I made for my business. I meet great folks who are always there to help. It’s not like other communities where the leader is literally a stranger to the members and the members are not willing to help each other. Here I feel heard and less alone. Thank you Nicole for the love you put into your work. ❤️”

    Mardiyath Chitou, Emerging Apparel Designer

  • “I have been with StartUp FASHION for 2 years and, I can honestly say it’s been worth every penny. It’s rare to get both great resources and a great community of designers in one place❣️”

    Tonya Powell, Founder of Pareure

  • “I finally joined and and binged the members website. I’m shocked at how much detail has been put into every workshop, video, etc. I feel excited now, and not lost.”

    Lindsey Stripling, Emerging Handbag Designer

Dear Designer,

Hi, I’m Nicole, the founder of StartUp FASHION and I’ve spent years guiding and encouraging independent fashion designers to take action, get confident, and reach their entrepreneurial goals.

I have built a multiple six figure business without going to business school, have helped thousands of fashion brands find growth in their businesses. I travel to at least three new countries every year, have lived abroad, and have built businesses based on the belief that I have full control over how I use my time on this earth. I want to help you do the same thing.

My goal with StartUp FASHION is to light a fire under your butt. It’s to help you stop questioning if/when/how you can do this, and give you all the tools you need to actually make progress.

It’s a community of fashion entrepreneurs who look fear in the face, understand the challenges ahead, and do it anyway!

Do it anyway, designers. Your life is your own to create.

Lots of love and encouragement,

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StartUp Fashion Designer Membership Community

Real Designers, Real Success

Imagine a life where you are a confident, financially successful business owner.

You turn your dreams into accomplished goals.

This could be your life. You can do this. And we will help you.

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Membership FAQ

  • What kind of designers is The Designer Membership for?

    All kinds! Our members design; womenswear, menswear, shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, lingerie, eveningwear, kidswear, even hats!

  • What stage of business do you need to be in?

    We have members who are in the idea stage (meaning they’ve got nothin’ but an idea) and in the growth stage which means they have developed a product and are working hard to get it out into the world.

  • Is membership only for US based designers?

    Nope! We have members on every continent except Antarctica!

  • Are all of the tools and courses available right away?

    Yep! This is not drip-fed content. You get immediate access to all that we’ve promised.

  • How much does it cost to join?

    You have two options: $54/month or $145/quarter (which saves you some cash).

  • What is the cancellation policy all about?

    You can cancel your membership at any time from directly inside your dashboard.

  • If there's anything that is not clear or any additional questions that we can answer, email us at and we’ll be sure to help you.