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What’s Heating Up in Menswear this Winter

Men’s Winter Trends Yes, it’s November, and winter is just around the corner (practically already here), but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to talk about winter trend! Indie Source…

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Protecting your line
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Why Working with Reference Samples is Beneficial

Why do We Ask for REFERENCE SAMPLES? Traditionally, designers have been told by manufacturers that they need final designs to move forward with their plans, but that’s no longer true.…

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fund your clothing line
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How Fashion Designs are Manufactured

How Fashion Designs are Manufactured As you know, there are a number of essential steps between ideation and clothing production. Regardless of your expertise in the industry, understanding what goes on…

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NiK Kacy invites YOU to LA’s LGBT Equality Fashion Week

NiK Kacy is the Creator and Executive Producer of Equality Fashion Week, the 1st LGBTQ+- focused Fashion Week in LA. They are also the Founder and President of NiK Kacy…

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Your Personal and Professional Brand Matters

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is having the skill set of a successful leader. Strong, effective leadership is integral to both individual and company success. In alignment with our dedication to creating content centered around fashion news, inspiration,…

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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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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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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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