Reflecting on my experience getting my clothing label off the ground, it dawned on me that most of the people I had chosen to do business with were women. When I first started out, I didn’t consciously set out to surround myself with people of my gender. But there you have it, a majority of my business interlocutors are women: my sewing contractor, photographer, hair and make-up artist, silk screen specialist, marketing consultant and more... I chose to work with them not because they are women (it didn’t even occur to me), but because I thought they could do the job well and because I had a nice rapport with them from the get go. I very much suspect that this sense of initial ease came from the fact that we were women, and that we had an innate sense of sisterhood. People often say that that women seek to undermine each other but my experience has been the opposite. So far, it’s been a great partnership with all of them: professional and result-driven but also collaborative, relaxed and friendly. I don’t know what this adventure would have been like had there been only men to deal with. I’m sure I would have survived and even still enjoyed building my brand! But I am glad that there are female entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. I am glad there is that choice and proud that my line's very existence is an embodiment of sisterhood.