WISE BIRDS NETWORK
A network of creative & fashion industry skills, experience & knowledge
Helping to share, mentor and grow ideas into markets
Wise Birds is a new creative business mentoring & research consultancy network of highly experiences fashion and lifestyle professionals. Wise Birds' bespoke Consultancy Constellations link skills to bring a creative, inclusive approach to analytical and practical start up or acceleration support for creative businesses. Sustainability, community, and social awareness underpin our approach to creative enterprise – alongside a conviction that creative risk & structured business are complementary, especially in fashion.
Each consultant has more than 20 years of sector experience in complementary areas of expertise. We are all proven mentors - we include designers, research & marketing experts, plus a financial advisor and one to one coach whose professional focus is exclusively on the creative sector. Some of us have experienced growing our own creative enterprise in the past so we understand the challenges faced by small creative start-ups in the journey from an idea or technical skill to delivering the product to market.
Our strength is our deep understanding of fashions & lifestyle markets and systems. Our international experience and networks range from big corporates to SME, non-profits, NGO’s and B2B. We give informed and pragmatic advice, from design and product management, media & social media campaigning, to sales & sustainable sourcing. In house stakeholder research and analysis informs effective mentoring, coaching and collaboration. Our team has the knowhow to understand the best route to capacity growth and market acceleration.
Our tight collaborative approach ensures 360 degree practical support to problem-solving in market access – helping small creative entrepreneurs to get going and get growing. With 130 years under our collective belts, our industry intelligence & networks are impressive. We understand how to access new markets and how to grow existing ones – locally and internationally. We understand sourcing & margins. We know fashion.