The full interview will be up soon, but I have to share this great line she said when we were talking about the frustrating things about being a designer: Pricing.
“When [consumers] pay for something because it’s cheaper, someone else is getting screwed.”
A shirt for example, has a lot of steps (people and cost factors) to go through before they arrive to your closet. From designers, to pattern makers, to fabric cutters, to dyers, to seamstresses, to a building’s rent, to cargo, to duties and taxes. You have to really examine how a shirt can cost $15.00 and help pay the wages for all these people’s lives. And this is probably the hardest thing to communicate.