Carrie Hammer

 

TBF Entrepreneurs

 

CARRIE HAMMER

Founder, Carrie Hammer Custom Apparel

 

THE KEY TO STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS…

Finding an idea that I was really passionate about. I saw the need for more fashionable work clothes for women. There was a total lack of affordable custom dresses and suiting, so the company was born out of my personal frustrations.

 

MY ELEVATOR PITCH…

Carrie Hammer is a brand of stylish accessories and clothing for working women. We specialize in custom and bespoke dresses for executive women and have now started carrying accessories, shoes, and bags through our partner site Dynamic Style.

 

THE NEXT BIG THING IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY…

Mass customization. Consumers are very smart and want things their way.
With technology, that can happen and it's going to be status quo pretty soon!

 

I COULDN’T RUN MY BUSINESS WITHOUT…

The Tory Burch Foundation network and the Tory Burch Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education program. It gave me direction and a framework to grow my business. My classmates continue to be my best resources.

 

THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED…

Think less, do more!

 

 

I FIND DESIGN INSPIRATION IN…

Dresses and clothing in which women can feel comfortable and confident. The last thing you should be worrying about at a big pitch or board meeting is what you're wearing.

 

I FIND DESIGN INSPIRATION IN…

I often gravitate toward any design with peplum. I love the Elizabeth Dress for its conservative yet fun flare with the bow on the back.