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Should I wait until after Brexit to launch my new bag?

For entrepreneurs in the UK it’s too easy to get caught in the Brexit headlights. This means that you let the uncertainties stop you from taking action on your business ideas. Every day we hear tales of stress, argument and counterargument in the news – and it’s very...

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How much does it cost to make a prototype bag?

When you look in stores most bags seem pretty cheap don’t they? Surely, it can’t cost much to get a bag made, can it?

After all, you can get your bag manufactured for a few dollars if you outsource to China, can’t you?

Of course you can, but manufacturing your design, ready for sale, is right at the very end of the design process. The hard work has already been done.

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Is my new bag design likely to sell?

It's a question I am frequently asked when people bring their bag design ideas to me. In reality, there's no way to be 100% certain but I always reflect on the wise words of an “Angel Investor” who said to me a decade ago “ I will invest in business’s that will solve...

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Give back and help young designers

Give back and help young designers

I think it’s important to give back and help younger designers coming into the marketplace – so when I was invited by Bristol Art School to be a visiting lecturer on their Fashion and Graphics courses it gave me an opportunity to see what I could do to help.

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Farewell respected Product creator Trevor Baylis

We would like to show respect to Trevor Baylis has passed away today. What an amazing man – he was the man who came up with the idea of the ‘wind up radio’ that has transformed lives in countries where they do not have reliable electricity supplies.

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The Computer I have always dreamed of is here….

Over 30 years ago was invited by the RCA ( Royal College of Art) asked me to give a presentation about how to use computers in design. At that time I was a very early adopter of computer aided design as it was called then. I had invested in excess of the price of a...

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The #Brexit vote …!

In the aftermath of the ‪#‎Brexit‬ vote – we, like many others, are feeling a little bit shocked. Maybe it’s just our enterprising mindset, but within minutes of the reality setting in we were thinking hard about the new opportunities this had opened up.

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Today is the Anniversary of starting Design IQ

Today is our Anniversary of starting Design IQ in 1985. Since we started – we have designed everything from fashion clothing and sports clothing such as printed skiwear, football apparel and shin pads, promotional products for games companies, merchandise for big brands such as Coca Cola and Formula One teams to technical running and outdoor apparel and women’s fitness kit, tents and technical outdoor bags and luggage and gadget bags for IT kit…!

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