Sazzmatazz Clothing

I want to create my own reasonably priced colourful trendy plus size clothing line for young women like me without compromising on quality!

 

A passion of mine is clothes, and as a plus size lady, I find that finding young, fashionable clothes to fit my figure is a trial. 

I know we have shops that cater for bigger people (e.g. Evans, Yours etc.) and I know more fashionable high street retailers are expanding their range to include bigger sizes (e.g. River Island) but I still feel this isn't enough. The clothes are being retailed at a higher price and plus size woman have to spend a fortune to be on trend. 

As a teenager, my mother and I knew the struggles. I've always been big and as many other teenager, I wanted to wear the latest trends and the same clothes as my friends. However, I couldn't. I was forced to wear anything that fits, from any retailer that stocked my size. I didn't have a choice. I look back at old pictures of myself and cringe because I'm dressed like someone 4 or 5 times my age, just because the clothes fitted. And these days I feel the same. 

I go on holiday with my friends or my husband and I can't find comfortable flattering clothes. I'm confined to massive kaftans and cut off denim trousers. I want to wear pretty sundresses. I want to wear a bikini that hides all my wobbly bits that doesn't cost £150. I want to feel good. I am comfortable with my size and I want to embrace that. 

Recently, I have received a massive confidence boost by getting signed to a modelling agency, and I hope to use this to help boost my business.

http://www.modelfemale.uk.com?p=106214

My business idea is to set up my own clothing brand (Sazzmatazz Clothing) that embraces curves and wobbly bits and doesn't cost the earth.I know that there is a demand for this as I was/am the one demanding it. I have projected that I will need £10,000 to start this as an online platform. I am hoping to raise £5000 through crowdfunding, which will be match funded by the bank. Predictions show that I will start making profit after 12-16 months and will have enough money to open up a flagship store within a year of that. The vast majority of profit will come from the online platform.  Also, all the money I raise from my new modelling venture will go straight back into the business. I am hoping that working in the fashion industry will provide me with valuable contacts and knowledge. 

I am asking for your help to help me achieve this goal. I am trying as hard as I can to raise the funds, but I keep coming up against brick walls. Most funding options available (E.g. The Princes Trust) are for people who work under 16 hours a week. I work full time. Unfortunately, this seems to be the norm across funding opportunities. I am still perusing funding options but I am losing faith quickly.

I really would appreciate anything you can give to help me achieve my dreams. No amount is too small.

If you would like to ask me any questions; do not hesitate to email me; sa_sullivan91@hotmail.com

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