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Yuliya Raquel is not only an award-winning celebrity fashion designer of plus-size fashions, but also the CEO of BootstrapFashion, a web-based fashion design platform that's taken the fashion industry by storm.
Yuliya and her co-founder, Don Straub, recognized the need for more affordable, easy-to-use tools to help designers simplify the design process while growing their businesses. Voila—BootstrapFashion was born.
Their system levels the playing field to empower all fashionistas by delivering apparel and accessory design tools to new and seasoned designers, dressmakers and sewing enthusiasts.
What motivated you to start your own company?
I am committed to allow anyone, anywhere to design, make or purchase custom apparel and to transform an entire fashion industry.