After working with Katharine Hamnett for the past 10 years, venturing out and launching a business has been nerve-racking and satisfying at the same time. The fear set in a few times, it has taken me at least two years to take the first few steps. I have read alot of books, mainly self-help for the budding entrepreneur. I have read autobiographies detailing others failures and success. How to lead, how to create a following. In the end, I followed my gut instinct which was to throw myself into the deep-end and see what happened! I set about meeting everyone I knew, anyone I had ever met that inspired me. I reached out to all my warm contacts and then set about meeting people I was intrigued by. So far so super good.
The Right Project is a means to connect and support 'good' projects. Be noisy, create beautiful products, create less products. Bring about change and raise awareness of social and environmental issues I have been supporting through my work at Katharine Hamnett. Embrace change, share new ideas, understand our desires, control our wants and needs, focusing on creating happiness and mindfulness.
One source of inspiration for me is Blake Mycoskie from TOMS, who wrote 'Start something that matters', I wrote his mantra down and I have launched The Right Project with its roots firmly linked to his mantra:
FIND YOUR STORY
Do something remarkable.
Follow the hour hand not the minute hand.
Work with friends.
FACE YOUR FEARS
Do what you know you are supposed to do with your life.
Desire to do something personal.
BE RESOURCEFUL WITHOUT RESOURCES
Spend less than you make.
Be responsible with your time.
Survive and make things happen.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Do something well and do the right things.
Transparency is key.
GIVING IS GOOD BUSINESS