Production

Protecting your line
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Protecting Your Line From Copycats

Anne Kearns is the founder of Anne Kearns Law. Anne specializes in intellectual property and helping startups protect and build their brands. But in addition to being a legal expert,…

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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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manufacture overseas
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5 Reasons Why it is Risky to Manufacture Overseas

When you are choosing where to manufacture your new clothing line, there are a lot of options out there. Before you make your decision, thorough research is essential. You need…

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How to communicate with fabric vendors like a pro
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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
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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?
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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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Behind The Scenes: What Happens During Clothing Production

As you know, starting a clothing line isn’t all that easy. There are a number of essential steps between ideation and clothing production, each requiring your full attention. Whether you’ve…

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the importance of a pattern maker
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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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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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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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