I'm going to be honest. Growing up I had real issues with perfectionism. I stressed myself out trying to eat perfect, have the perfect gpa, and do all the "right" things. Thankfully, I did learn how to set attainable goals. I'm still a bit of an over achiever but I think that might help me here. I have a grand vision for where I'd like to take this company and the only way I'm going to achieve that vision is by setting reasonable goals. I believe in action over perfection.
Enter: My 80/20 rule of design.
In a perfect world, every garment I design would be made from 100% organic fabric, made locally using renewable energy, and have zero impact on the environment. But I'm not there yet and neither is the garment industry. As I wrote my business plan, I laid out a roadmap for sustainability markers that I'd like to achieve as my business grows. About 80% of our design processes and manufacturing methods are directed towards sustainability, leaving plenty of room for improvement.
I also apply this rule of design when balancing my collection. I try my hardest to create wearable and functional clothes for modern women. In truth, about 20% of the clothes I design are not work appropriate and serve a limited function. As an artist and art lover, I give myself a little room to create artsy statement pieces that you'll probably only wear for special occasions.