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From corporate to a fashion label with Bozena Jankowska
What has been your journey so far?
By not being afraid to take a risk and following my two passions – sustainability and fashion. After a 25-year career in sustainability including a 16-year stint in sustainable finance, I reached a point where I felt I needed a new challenge and bring to life something I’ve been thinking of doing for some time. It was scary, as I was leaving an industry which I knew intimately and entering an industry where I knew I would be starting from ground zero. The only constant I had that straddled the two words, was my intimate knowledge of sustainability. As with any new venture the key was to do as much research, outreach and networking as I could to build the knowledge and contacts I knew would be key to setting up a new luxury fashion brand. Attending seminar’s, fashion fairs, textile fairs and asking lots of questions along the way (and not worrying if they were basic or not) took up much of my time and it still does to this day as I have found you never stop learning when running your own business!