Saturday Business Feature Cotton & Cashmere
Amber McBride of Cotton & Cashmere
Where are you originally from and how long have you lived in the area?
I grew up outside of Nacogdoches Texas and moved to San Marcos for graduate school in 2005.
Cotton & Cashmere was born out of a desire to share beautiful clothes that bring joy to women’s
everyday life. We embrace ethical fashion, made in the USA, sustainable fabrics, effortless styles.
What brought you to open your business? What did you do previously?
I have two boys, they’re getting older and I decided that it was time to follow the dream that I’ve had
of opening a boutique.
I also work with my husband designing interiors and cabinetry for our construction company, BC
When did the idea of creating your business start? How long have you been in business? What was your
inspiration to start?
C&C has been a dream of mine since college, I’ve always loved fashion. I started the business in the
spring of 2023.
What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur?
I enjoy the challenge of it all. I like learning new things and being pushed out of my comfort zone.
What makes you unique?
C&C features styles & brands that are ethically made & made in the USA. I feel passionately about
promoting brands that hold these values but at the same time I don’t want to sacrifice style when
searching for those qualities.
Can you tell a few things you offer?
Blouses, jackets, jeans, dresses, jewelry, handbags.
What is your favorite part about what you do?
Going to market is by far my favorite part- I love to shop and search for new styles to bring to the
ladies who shop with C&C.
What does the future look like for you and your business?
Right now I am online only but I am working to expand into at home & virtual styling sessions. I want
to give busy women the opportunity to have a personalized shopping experience & the ability to try
C&C styles on with their existing wardrobe so that they can create an effortless style.
What advice would you give to others that want to start something new?
Do it. Research, talk to people, take the steps needed to make your dream happen.
Any advice for juggling all the things in daily life?
Ask for help! I’ve learned that I can’t do it all; there are things I have had to outsource, ask for help
with, and say no to.
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