Detroit Fiber Works founder has also participated in the Build Institute. This provided her with a unique chance to get acquainted with people who were on the same level of developing a business as she was. She found it comforting to learn that other people were also trying to answer similar questions as she was, and it increased her awareness about the things she needed to learn. Participating in the business plan process allowed the founder to put meat on the bones of Detroit Fiber Works, so to speak. She was participating in Build while working with Revolve Detroit on a pop-up proposal at the same time. The timing was ideal and everything fell perfectly into place. The single most important thing that came out of participating in the Build Institute was meeting people who were traveling the same path that Detroit Fiber Works founder was traveling since it sharpened her awareness and allowed her to take Detroit Fiber Works to a higher level of success.
After participating in Build, Detroit Fiber Works founder collaborated on Livernois with Revolve Detroit to do a pop-up that lasted three months long. Things turned out quite well, and they decided to negotiate a lease. Although the space was not their first choice, it turned out to be the ideal fit. Detroit Fiber Works now have a website and are being assisted in marketing by TechTown. Detroit Fiber Works is a member of the Avenue of Fashion Business Association and participated in the Jazz on the Avenue event.
With such an insightful journey filled with ups and downs, what lies ahead for Detroit Fiber Works? The owner hopes that the Detroit Fiber Works can grow in influence and reputation as an art destination, not just in Detroit, but across the country. She hopes that Detroit Fiber Works will become the first name that comes to mind when someone is considering buying beautiful handmade items made by local artists. Detroit Fiber Works wants to offer something creative and unique every time a client walks inside the store. Detroit Fiber Works founder also wants her business to be a sustainable one where she can fully support herself and show everybody that fiber art can be transformed from a hobby to a successful business. Having spent most of her time making fiber jewelry and art without an outlet for her work or studio, Detroit Fiber Works founder hopes that the business will provide these resources to others. It seems that Detroit Fiber Works is slowly realizing these dreams since it currently provides employment opportunities for many locals, and also creates an avenue for people from the local community to showcase their talent which may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Detroit Fiber Works has become quite a hit with locals since its launch. One of the reasons for the success of Detroit Fiber Works is that people are glad to purchase Detroit Fiber Works’ products knowing that the proceeds will be used to pay locals and make the local community grow. There are some areas where Detroit Fiber Works could certainly use some improvement. For example, Detroit Fiber Works needs more funds for its business operations. Presently, one of the challenges that Detroit Fiber Works has to contend with is inadequate funds for paid advertising. With more funds, the business will be able to advertise more and create awareness among Detroit residents about their wonderful products. This will in turn generate more revenue creating even more employment opportunities for locals, and a better platform for locals to showcase their craft. Hopefully, as Detroit Fiber Works becomes more successful it will inspire many other people with creative hobbies to turn their hobbies into business endeavors.