Apparel Manufacturing

Forming a successful strategy with your pattern maker
560 315 Natalie Spira

Five formulas pattern makers wish all designers knew

Finally. You are ready. All the designs and ideas that you have in your mind, are on paper. The time has come to make some fabulous clothes, and it is…

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The different types of samples you need to start your line
560 315 Natalie Spira

Mastering the most important step in clothing development: sample making

Creating a fashion line is a dream for many but a reality for few; the process can be long and demanding, especially if you don’t have experience or a helping…

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Choosing your pattern maker
560 315 Natalie Spira

How to lock in success with a great pattern maker

You have designed your tech pack. You have found a source for materials and fabrics. The next step in the process is pattern making. No matter how impressive your design…

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textile printing
1024 683 Natalie Spira

How to leave an impression: The different kinds of textile printing

The apparel industry is an incredibly diverse landscape, driven by the creative minds of hobby designers and large fashion houses alike. The dynamic nature of the fashion world acts as…

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source fabrics
560 315 Zack Hurley

How to source fabrics the right way

As a new designer and business owner, balancing creative direction, production and business procedures can be overwhelming, especially when it comes time to source fabrics for your line. That’s why…

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Financial Mistakes
560 315 Zack Hurley

Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a New Designer: Part 4 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

In our 4-part mini-course on budgeting and pricing for new designers, we covered a lot of ground: 1. the most common sources of funding and biggest cost buckets (part 1)…

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new clothing line
573 382 Jesse Dombrowiak

How to channel your inspiration into a new clothing line

It’s one thing to want to start a new clothing line and another to do it. For writers, the difference is sitting down to write. For athletes, it’s putting feet…

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clothing design
560 315 Zack Hurley

Get started with our one-stop guide to clothing design & development

It’s one thing to dream of being a fashion designer, and another to take the first steps towards making that dream a reality. The truth of clothing design and entrepreneurship is…

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Fashion Production 101
1024 682 Zack Hurley

Get the 101 on Fashion Production Basics

Tо undеrѕtаnd whаt fаѕhiоn рrоduсtiоn is, we first have to look at what the term “fashion” really means. Fаѕhiоn rеfеrѕ tо different ѕtуlеѕ or practices in сlоthing, mаkеuр, ассеѕѕоriеѕ, and…

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Clothing Manufacturer: How to select a Clothing Manufacturer
560 315 Zack Hurley

How to Select a Clothing Manufacturer

Pairing up with a clothing manufacturer for the first time is a bit like online dating. First you offer up some information about yourself. Here’s an example of an excellent…

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