Development

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China Tariffs: Is “Made in China” on its Way Out in Fashion?

The Huge Trade Disruption Between China & the US That No One Anticipated Chinese and American businesses both woke up on May 10, 2019 like any other day of the…

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800 315 Natalie Spira

How to Bootstrap Your Fashion Line From Your 9-5

When we surveyed our community, we found that most future fashion entrepreneurs are planning to fund their first collection through their 9-5. 43% of our respondents are dutifully saving up…

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800 315 Natalie Spira

Where do first-time designers & entrepreneurs stand? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We asked over 7000 first-time designers and entrepreneurs about how they’re approaching their first collection. How do they plan to fund their line, what their timeline is, what keeps them…

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fund your clothing line
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Funding Your Clothing Line with Crowdsourcing Part 2: Your Target Market

Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory 45, knows a little something about funding fashion lines. Shannon and Factory 45 work hard every day to help new and established designers launch…

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Fund Your Clothing Line With Crowdsourcing Part 1

Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory 45, knows a little something about funding fashion lines. Shannon and Factory 45 work hard every day to help new and established designers launch…

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How to communicate with fabric vendors like a pro
1024 288 Zack Hurley

How to Communicate with Fabric Vendors like a Pro

Previously we talked about choosing fabric sourcing vendors and determining your fabric cost so you can create a realistic fabric budget that will optimize profit. Now it is time to start establishing…

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fabric sourcing vendors
1024 288 Zack Hurley

What Fabric Sourcing Vendors Are Out There & How Do I Choose?

Fabric sourcing is a crucial step in the design and manufacturing of your new line, but it can be overwhelming. With the wealth of information and the vast array of…

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how much should fabric cost?
1024 288 Zack Hurley

How Much Should Fabric Cost For Your Clothing Line?

Previously we talked about choosing fabric sourcing vendors and the pros and cons of each.  Now, it is time to get into the numbers. Your fabric cost will depend on your…

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the importance of a pattern maker
1024 288 Zack Hurley

Five formulas pattern makers wish all designers knew

Working With a Pattern Maker 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…

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