Laura Lee Laroux is a clothing designer in Eugene, Oregon and hand makes all of her clothing using up-cycled materials. Laura owned a brick and mortar for 5 years and then opened a garment manufacturing house. She is now off on a new business journey and has decided to take her handmade fashions on the road in a mobile boutique, “The Revivall Roadshow.”
IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT:
- Laura owned a brick and mortar store for 5 years, but had the courage to make a change and transition on to something else.
- She felt that the brick and mortar store consumed too much of her life.
- She eventually sold the store and opened up a garment manufacturing house, where local designers could go to get their designs manufactured.
- She realized that in order to make a good profit in the garment manufacturing business, you need to have large volumes and most of the independent designers can’t really reach the minimum requirements.
- Laura now focuses on her designs + doing shows, which is how the mobile boutique came about.
- Laura hand makes all of her clothing & accessories.
- Because all of her designs are so labor-intensive, it’s tricky for her to determine prices for each piece.
- She used a professional photographer for her website photos.
- She considers her style to be #ModernPrairie.
- Her shirt dresses are her top sellers.
- She plans to release a pattern online so that people can learn how to make dresses out of men’s shirts.
- Her mobile boutique is set to launch as “The Revivall Roadshow” in early November 2015.
- She also plans to operate the mobile boutique full-time.
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