After months of planning, tons of meetings and a large amount of coffee, We're excited to announce that as of April 28th Laptops & Smalltalk is LIVE!
Laptops & Smalltalk is a Portland-based online platform and offline fashion network for emerging designers and fashion brands.
Laptops & Smalltalk was created in response to a need in the fashion community. There are many talented designers and creators who have great ideas, awesome products and a lot of passion for what they do. The problem, however, is that many people struggle to turn their passion into a profitable business.
According to the Business of Fashion, 90% of start-up fashion companies fail within the first 3-5 years and an even higher number fail to even get off the ground due to problems with production, cash flow and the disconnect between business and creativity.
There are a number of hurdles that make being a designer challenging. Through Laptops & Smalltalk, we strive to support the emerging fashion community by being a source of education and inspiration both online and offline. Through Laptops & Smalltalk, we provide early stage strategic planning, business strategies, tools and resources to bridge the gap between business and emerging fashion.
Head on over the Laptops & Smalltalk website to discover more about this project.