Production

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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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How to Create a Tech Pack

The apparel manufacturing industry is a complex landscape that is often daunting, even to those with a background in fashion. A fashion degree will teach you the essentials of design,…

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first clothing line
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Get The Financials Of Your First Clothing Line Right (Part 1)

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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fashion production
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An Introduction to Fashion Production

Tо undеrѕtаnd whаt fаѕhiоn рrоduсtiоn is, we first have to look at what the term “fashion” really means. Fаѕhiоn rеfеrѕ tо different ѕtуlеѕ or practices in сlоthing, mаkеuр, ассеѕѕоriеѕ, and…

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clothing manufacturing
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How to Get Started on Clothing Manufacturing

Getting paired up with a manufacturer for clothing manufacturing for the first time is a bit like online dating. First you offer up some information about yourself. Here’s an example…

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Los Angeles Clothing Manufacturers
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Los Angeles Clothing Manufacturer Indie Source is 100% USA-Made

As American Apparel layoffs begin, Los Angeles clothing manufacturer Indie Source is poised to hire. Today, American Apparel has started the mass layoffs that will leave thousands of Los Angeles…

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Smart Fabric
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Smart Fabrics – New Functions In Fashion

Smart Fabric and the Fashion Landscape Smartwatches and activity trackers are on wrists everywhere. Virtual and augmented reality headsets give us a new modality of entertainment and learning. By 2020,…

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American Apparel
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American Apparel Crowdsourcing New Products

American Apparel Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign As one of the largest apparel manufacturers in North America, American Apparel has made its mark on the fashion industry with its anti-sweatshop values, entirely made-in-USA…

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Made in USA
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Why Made In USA Matters

Why Made in USA Fashion Matters Indie Source enables independent designers to produce fashion lines that are made in the USA. But why? For Indie Source, “Made in USA” is much…

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Production Minimums
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Production minimums….wait…what?

Production Minimums Production minimums are the smallest number of units that a manufacturer can (or is willing) to go into production on. Most manufacturers set their minimums by body style…

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