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Monthly Consulting

Monthly Consulting
Natalie Binns
Natalie Binns
Sustainable Fashion Brand Consultant
Natalie Binns Consulting

I act as an extension of your team for a minimum period of 3 months. You get the benefit of having an experienced fashion retail & sustainability expert in your business for a fraction of the cost to hire a permanent member of staff.

I offer consulting on 3 scales:

HANDS OFF
For businesses who need me on hand for help and advice throughout the month and to carry out specific tasks, but don't need help with the day-to-day.

Works well for:
- established businesses that have a team and need an expert consultant to help on specific projects.
- founders who expect to be very hands on themselves
- research based projects
- keeping track of stock levels and periodically placing orders
- monthly sales analysis
- work that can be carried out remotely

How it works:
- We catch up once or twice a month on zoom and set tasks.
- Support by email or Whatsapp during business hours if you need to ask questions or problem solve.
- I work on my set tasks and report back periodically.

HANDS ON
This is for businesses who need a bit more hands on help like occasional fit sessions or trade fairs as well as help managing some of the day-to-day e.g. communications with suppliers

Works well for:
- Small businesses with limited collections or a small team
- Hands on founders with little to no experience of running a fashion brand

How it works:
- Everything from 'Hands Off' but with a bit more of my time to attend meetings with you or on your behalf.
- I'm on hand for help and advice but can also be more hands on speaking directly with your suppliers if needed.

HAND HOLD
For businesses who need me to own a project and keeping it moving forward

Works well for:
- startups with an ambitious growth plan
- businesses that need a someone to manage the day to day

How it works:
​- I take the wheel with your project managing suppliers and deadlines.
- Weekly catch ups online and support by email and Whatsapp within business hours.
- I can attend meetings with you or on your behalf.
 
Natalie Binns
Natalie Binns
Sustainable Fashion Brand Consultant
Natalie Binns Consulting
 
With 15 years of industry expertise in buying for renowned UK brands like ASOS and Allsaints, Natalie Binns is a true authority in the field of sustainable fashion. Having gained invaluable experience in global markets, she witnessed the damaging and exploitative practices within the industry, fueling her desire to be part of the solution rather than the problem. Inspired to make a difference, Natalie established a consultancy that brings big brand thinking to small brands, igniting their launch and growth while driving sales and profit, all with sustainability at the core. From design to delivery to store, Natalie supports businesses throughout the entire product life cycle. Natalie's passion and innovative approach have earned her recognition as a respected thought leader in sustainable fashion. She has made notable appearances on BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour, Metro.co.uk, BBC Business, Hello! Magazine, and Drapers Sustainability Conference. Additionally, Natalie shares her knowledge by lecturing at the University of Westminster. When it comes to sustainable fashion, Natalie Binns is the expert you need by your side to revolutionise your brand and make a lasting impact. Get help with: Sourcing - including UK manufacturers and sustainable fabrics with low MOQ Brand Strategy - Identifying your target customer, market and brand values Managing production and setting up a critical path with realistic timelines so your deliveries will be on time Cost price negotiation and improving target margin Range building, encouraging multi purchases, increasing basket value, capitalising on bestsellers, lowering risk Improving lead times Design direction and product development - sample shopping, inspiration gathering, cost engineering Competitor analysis and market research Sustainability strategy, training and implementation Preparing to wholesale
 

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