How To’s For Start-Ups

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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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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price your clothing line
1024 683 Zack Hurley

How to Price Your Clothing Line: Part 3 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

This is part 3 of a 4 part mini-course on budgeting and pricing for designers working on their first clothing line. Sign up here to be emailed part 4 and we’ll…

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Development Costs
1024 683 Zack Hurley

A Deeper Dive into Development Costs: Part 2 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

This is part 2 of a 4 part mini-course on budgeting and pricing for designers working on their first clothing line. Sign up here to be emailed the remaining 2 parts and…

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first clothing line
560 315 Jesse Dombrowiak

Your First Clothing Line: Part 1 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

You have an idea for your first clothing line. You know what you want your collection to look like, and you are ready to make the dream happen. Next comes…

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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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new fashion line
1024 683 Jesse Dombrowiak

How to guarantee demand for your new fashion line

L.C. was my favorite alum on the MTV reality television series, Laguna Beach. I looked forward to each new episode every week. The drama was tantalizing and addictive. Yet, I…

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