If you don’t enjoy working in a high-pressure environment, don’t get into the fashion industry! In reality, the fashion business has no room for people who cannot handle pressure. Fashion is a fast-paced business that does not tolerate people who are procrastinators or under-performers. The fashion business itself is designed for ambitious people who love to make a lot of money and live the high life. The industry will test your limits and, sometimes, it even makes you live life on the edge. If you enjoy the daily pressure, you will thrive in this business because every executive decision you make on a daily basis will have a great impact on your business/career, so it will either make you or break you. Fashion design is also about taking some risk. If you don’t take risks, you will never know your full potential in your career or how much profit you might be able to make. The fashion industry is also a lucrative business, where you can make millions of dollars overnight, if you have the right products to sell or choose the right niche.

– Chris Falcon is a Canadian designer and fashion educator with over 35 years of experience in the garment design and manufacturing business.