Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!
In addition to ForgottenCotton being pictured on VIP outfit posts, ForgottenCotton has also been featured on BuzzFeed, Four Kicks Style, and more! With a warm, cute, and cozy style, Forgotten Cotton has made over 9,200 sales on Etsy–how awesome is that? She is making us all fun and fabulous as we survive winter’s wrath *wink*
On top of Lizzi’s scarves and gloves, ForgottenCotton also offers a variety of headbands, boot cuffs, bow bracelet cuffs, hand-dyed leggings, and even a few vintage goodies! Needless to say, ForgottenCotton is a one-stop-shop for all of us fashionistas–so, check out the interview and then be sure to stop by her Etsy store to shop online in your pajamas….What better way to kick off the weekend, right?! *wink*
VIP: Tell us a little bit about ForgottenCotton.
FC: ForgottenCotton is a 100% handmade clothing and fashion accessories business located in North-Western Wyoming. We are a husband and wife team who work together and handle every part of our business from sourcing materials to packing orders. Our business is built on the simple principle that all customers deserve high-quality goods which are still made in America.
VIP: What are some of your favorite pieces with which to work?
FC: Our favorite pieces are new ones. We love the start of a new season when we get to finally put to use our long list of ideas and start planning them out. We spend each prior season researching ideas and making prototypes of ideas we have. Nothing is ever as exciting as picking colors, fabrics, patterns, and textures with the goal of creating something new. We really started to branch out last year to diversify our product lines and are continuing that trend this year for some amazing and exciting new products.
VIP: What is one misconception about running a small online business that you have encountered?
FC: Strangely, many people do not consider an online business to be a true business because it lacks certain hallmarks of a traditional business, i.e. hierarchical management structure, physical location, regular hours. So therefore it is seen that small business owners are less serious and should be taken less seriously than those who embrace a more traditional business model. Needless to say, this is completely wrong. We, as we are sure all small business owners, labor tirelessly on and for our businesses regardless of what is considered “traditional” in regards to business.
Top 5 reasons Lizzi loves her business:
I will conclude this wonderful blog post + interview with some words from Lizzi with which I very much agree:
“As with most things there is no ‘easy button.’ No one gets to wake up one day and have a business. It is countless hours of discussion, planning, decision making, etc. We spend more time working on our business than we did at more traditional jobs. There is no turning it off. We often are answering emails, making orders, or planning new ideas at all hours of the day. Needless to say, we hold very unconventional work hours.”