I had the pleasure this weekend to attend a big show with all kinds of baby items in Lyon where I have my home.
It was a hard but very learning two days and last night my feet punished me.
I attended with my new line of clothing more directed towards babies and with a friend and colleague who makes baby carriers.
Our goal was of course to sell but also to let ourselves be seen and to hand out many business cards and talk all day long to mothers or mothers to be. To grandparents and also to some other producers.
We filled out a rather unique spot being little companies with the pro and cons that come with that. We can create small series and do not spend a lot of time adapting to new products but we do everything by hand and therefore our prices cannot be as cheap as for the big brands.
The interesting part was for me to receive a lot of positive vibes from everybody but also a little disappointment not to have sold much. I hope though that it pays off to show and tell.
I learnt that my fear of showing my own personality in my creations is ridiculous and that it strengthens the brand to be bold