It was an unexpected surprise. At a cocktail party at the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit in Grand Cayman in 2014, I was amongst my wedding industry colleagues, and we were commiserating about the limited clothing options available for event planners. On a typical event day, we need to carry a number of items (phone, paperwork, med kit, keys, two-way radio, etc.) which usually means that your hands are full when you need them most; it's a problem. While complaining over cocktails on a tropical island it hit me - there must be a better way! So, on the flight home, I feverishly jotted down my ideas for a product and company that made garments uniquely functional for working professionals, specifically event planners, while still being stylish and chic.
Over the next few years, mostly while my children slept, I spent much of my time designing and sewing prototypes. Some good, some really bad. I would wear them to work and make friends try them too until I got to a point where it was time to go to the professionals. I knew nothing about manufacturing clothing so I asked a lot of questions and made a lot of mistakes but finally got to the point where I was ready to show the world. I have aptly given myself the deadline of The Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit in Banff, Canada this June to launch Working Wear Co. So, here I am, just a few weeks away from starting up this startup and I am freaking out a little. Who is ready to come along on this journey?