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Ask Zack How Much Does It Cost to Produce My Own Clothing Line
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“Ask Zack” Episode #3: How to Market Your Brand BEFORE You Have Product

LET’S ASK THE CEO It’s time for the third episode of our new series, “Ask Zack”, with Indie Source co-founder & CEO Zack Hurley. In the latest episode, Zack dives…

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Coronavirus’ Far Reaching Effects Transform How Fashion Depends on China
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Coronavirus’ Far Reaching Effects Transform How Fashion Depends on China

Coronavirus Affects Every Step of Fashion Analysts forecast limited commercial impact on luxury labels, but brands that depend on the country for manufacturing could face months of operational delays. It…

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Essential Retail Advice
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Essential Retail Advice

Do You Have Retail Experience? You have the design concepts, your dream-come-true Los Angeles clothing manufacturer, and the motivation to be successful. But what about retail selling experience? Where’s your…

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Branding Your Business Online
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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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Latest Trends in Fashion Industry
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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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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
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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 much should fabric cost?
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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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Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a New Designer
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Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a New Designer: Part 4 of the Budget and Pricing Mini-Course

Budget and Pricing Mistakes 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…

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