June 10, 2020
In this edition of my Authentic Leadership Podcast Series I speak to Lisa Barron. A pillar in the Australian Fashion industry, Lisa has been designing and creating the highest quality, locally made collections since 1983. She is a strong advocate for supporting small business, locally manufactured garments and women in business. Our conversation includes how she moved from Perth to Melbourne with nothing more than $500 and a dream to start her own clothes label. Lisa also mentions the amazing feeling she experience when she sold her first item.
The last time I saw Lisa in person was Friday 6th March. I was purchasing some new designs from her collection for a range of overseas speaking events in the coming months. Needless to say, about a week later the world was very different for all of us. Our podcast conversation covers the challenges Lisa faced with her fashion label when you have to physically close your doors just before the Melbourne Fashion Festival and the launch of a new collection. She discusses not only what the team and her had to do differently but also what she learnt about herself.
You can find out more about Lisa and her amazing designs at http://www.lisabarron.com.au/. What’s more you can register for her first ever online fashion event on Wednesday 17th June from 6 – 7:30pm. It is an interactive session with Lisa as she launches her Autumn/Winter 2020 collection. There’s a number of items I already have my eye on! To register for the free event simply send an email to email@example.com.
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