Craft, Fashion & Lifestyle

Pricing and the handmade business – specifically mine!

Recently I’ve been putting a lot of thought into how to grow my business and make it sustainable in the long term. After my lovely day at the Mollie Makes awards and a great chat with Lisa Comfort it has become apparent that if I want to start making a living wage and grow the Duck and Duffel brand then I need to raise my prices… eep!

Zoe from Ladybird likes recently wrote a blog post about this very subject, which was both insightful and inspiring, you can read it here.

Honestly, pricing is always something that has worried me, but it’s time I showed some real confidence in what I do and reflect my time and skill in my pricing. I’m good at what I do… there, I said it! With a Duck & Duffel dress you are getting bespoke designed fabric, printed to order and a hand-crafted dress which takes around 10 hours to make… all individually made by me at home, so no sweatshops!

I would urge all designer-makers out there to make sure you are charging what you are worth and be confident in your talent, let’s grow the handmade marketplace together and try to make a shift in how people spend their money.

After all, you’re worth it!



2 Responses to “Pricing and the handmade business – specifically mine!”

  1. Donna says:

    Oh Debbie, I couldn’t agree more. I’m finding that the older I get, the more I yearn for quality and unique items. I absolutely ADORE my Duck and Duffel gingham dress and know that I will wear it for years on end! Considering it’s bespoke, made to measure and takes so long, they’re a bloomin’ bargain! xx

  2. Debbie says:

    Thanks Donna:) xx

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