Marble Swimwear recently reached an exciting milestone - our one year anniversary of being in business. We’ve had an exciting journey so far, with more people wearing Marble Swimwear than we could have ever imagined a little over a year ago.
Reaching this milestone felt like a good time to reflect and share our story and all the things we've learnt along the way. There's things we've come to realise that are so important, here’s a few:
Surround yourself with positivity. It's not all sunshine and sun tans running a swimwear line. Working with almost every timezone across the world means there's no day (or even night!) off. When you start a business, you have to be prepared to do everything yourself. There are long hours, a thousand obstacles and a lot of days thinking, can this really work? It's so important to surround yourself with people that believe you can do it. I found it so useful to bounce ideas off anyone and everyone that would listen and was surprised just how much advice we found in the strangest of places.
Enjoy it. After all, that's why most people start their own business - because it's something they're passionate about and want to share with others. You can’t let the challenges get you down. You're going to come up against it, more than once - that's normal and ultimately if you're starting a business in a new industry there are going to be a thousand unknowns, and the rest!
Learn. Running Marble, we’ve learnt something new everyday, that's the beauty of it. You have to soak it all in and learn from anyone and everyone you can. We’ve had to accept that mistakes are going to be made. That's what happens when you're designing in Australia, sourcing from Italy, tailoring in Bali and selling in Guam.
Create something unique. There are so many swimwear brands out there and more popping up everyday, that we wanted to create something different and that filled a gap. For example, whenever I shopped for a bikini, I could never decide which colour I wanted. Our most recent collection is completely reversible offering customers two bikinis for the price of one, and meaning you never have to choose again! We wanted to create something unique and beautiful that people couldn’t find anywhere else.
Live the lifestyle. Owning a swimwear label takes you to every corner of the globe. From Perth to Bali, to Italy, LA and everywhere in between. We want to take our followers on the journey with us and show them what goes into creating our pieces. We want to offer people more than just a bikini, it’s the lifestyle that comes with it.
What a year it’s been, we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store, there’s a lot of exciting things in the works for Marble that we can’t wait to show you. We’d love to hear what you think in the comments, tell us about a milestone you’ve hit recently. Share your news with us and let’s celebrate 2017 together!
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