We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Tim Farrell Chris Howard | Co-owners, Repel Dry

I’d want them to know that the industry itself is littered with misconceptions about roofers driving up the cost of insurance premiums by encouraging homeowners to file claims. There are legitimate companies out there that have the very best of intentions for their customers. Although, some companies practice questionable tactics, we only make a recommendation for replacement, as a contractor, based on real, verified storm damage. Read more>>

Ana D Steinman | Lic Real Estate Broker, Property Manager

Most of the people think that being a Real Estate Agent is an easy job, easy money making but it is not. It is extremely important to build trust with your clients, so being knowledgeable, experienced, knowing how to negotiate terms and conditions of a contract, being available all the time is a must! Most people want to quit their 9 to 5 job, but our job is a 365 days a year 24/7 Read more>>

Noa Galler | Fashion designer

The common consumer doesn’t think about the entire process of production and what does it take from a small business, especially in the fashion industry. The process is long, with varieties of difficulties along the way, from fabric manufacture across the sea, shipping costs that are constantly rising, innovating thinking about the next big thing, creating trends, keeping with local production, especially during COVID-19, trying to create work for our local manufacturers to support our small industry here in Israel. Read more>>

Sara Vetock | Model

That in the beginning you will have to work for free and even spend of your own money to be able to gain experience and build your career so you can eventually be rewarded for your work. Another thing that people who aren’t in the industry are unaware of it’s that you won’t get paid like a regular job (weekly or biweekly), sometimes we have to wait even 90 days to get paid. Read more>>

Jay Hollis | Clothing Designer

One of the main misconceptions of fast fashion is that with new drops pieces will sell out fast. Truth be told that’s not always the case. Even if you have a fire project/ product it might not pick up traction for a few months to a year. And you have to be able to withstand the storm. Read more>>

Tiana Singleton-Taylor | Entrepreneur

One thing about the fashion industry that outsiders/ consumers are unaware of is the lack of sizes when trying to purchase from vendors. I want everyone to feel included; meaning everyone of all sizes can rock my clothes. However, it’s very. hard when vendors only have size S,M,L. There are rarely vendors offering size XS & size XL, let alone plus sizes. Read more>>