Development with

Indie Source

Recommended by Christine Daal, Fashion Business Consultant

“If you’re looking for a one-stop shop that can handle the entire process from product development to production, Indie Source is the best!

I highly recommend them as they are one of the most professional and organized companies, and they are dedicated to teaching and coaching their clients along the way.”

At Indie Source, you'll get everything you need to start your fashion line

Development Overview

01. Kickoff Meeting

First, we have a kickoff meeting based on your development cheatsheet, reference samples, and brand artwork. You and your brand consultant will finalize financial targets, material, and fit details.


We work with local vendors to source high quality materials and ensure we hit your target price points. Choosing in-stock items can dramatically reduce lead times.


Work with our expert pattern makers to engineer the features and fit of each style. Patterns are the blueprint from which all clothing is made from.


Our Sample Makers hand cut and sew your garments with expert detail. Samples are made to test fit and functionality.


Here you’ll have a fitting with our team and identify alterations for your next round of samples. While our competitors average 5 revisions, we average 2.


With your sample approved, we are ready to begin pre-production. Place your purchase order to begin your first production run!

Here’s what’s included in each phase of development


  • Fabrics
  • Trims
  • Printing
  • Tags/Labels
  • Dyeing/Washes

  • Face Cards
  • Flat Sketches
  • Sewing Instructions
  • Digital DXF patterns
  • Production Ready Tech Pack

  • T-Shirt / Tanks
  • Sweatshirt/ Joggers
  • Underwear/Swimwear
  • Button Downs / Jackets
  • Woven Pants / Knit Leggings

Ready To Get Started?

The first step is get prepared for your Development Kickoff Meeting. Think of it as a development bootcamp for your first-ever cut and sew collection. Sign up for our short, free email course on getting ready for development with Indie Source.

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Development Kickoff Meeting: Starting a Clothing Line
(9 customer reviews)


Development Kickoff Meeting

Indie Source works with you to plan your collection. We map out each style, identify fabric and trim, pattern directives, and details like timeline, retail and manufacturing target price points.

  • Define and conceptualize design ideas into sample styles.
  • Review sample styles, complete product development form with your consultant.
  • Set delivery and timeline expectations.  
  • Review desired retail/wholesale/Manufacturing price points
  • Deconstruct Material, Fit and Construction Reference Samples.
  • Project Quote offered

9 reviews for Development Kickoff Meeting: Starting a Clothing Line

  1. richlosangelesclothing (verified owner)

    Indie Source is truly an amazing company, going into starting my own line was very nerve wrecking but after meeting with Zack and Dean today, I definitely felt my ideas were all put into perspective and am excited to move forward. The project planning meeting was something I was very nervous for, but as soon as I walked in the door, I was greeted by many smiling faces that were interested in my brand and knowing what I wanted to accomplish. I felt very supported by the entire team and I also felt a sense of relief after leaving. The project planning meeting helped me to establish realistic goals for myself and really gave me a clear view as to what to expect as a new business. I appreciate the support from Zack and the Indie Source team and I am mega excited to get things going!

  2. IvaMichele

    When I was in Vegas attending Sourcing At MAGIC, I saw a presentation by Zack at Indie Source. His company and his ideas sounded really useful. I’m a new company with a bunch of great ideas and goals but no game plan on how to achieve them. So I made an appointment for a Development Kickoff Meeting with Zack the next day and we started on that game plan. He gave me the direction, focus, and the tools I needed to get things up and running. Thanks for the awesome meeting! Looking forward to the next step! Michele & Chuck, IvaMichele Activewear,

  3. Aaron Valdez (verified owner)

    Starting a clothing line can be pretty stressful and confusing. I was very nervous going into the kickoff meeting because I didn’t have a strong grasp on fabrics and the details of the clothing. Although leaving the kickoff meeting I felt such a relief and excitement. Jarahme was very knowledgeable and had great patience in helping me communicate my vision. Anyone that wants to start a clothing line or is curious about starting one, should experience a kickoff meeting to get a clear understanding.

  4. K. Tanks

    Indie Sourcing is exactly the company I’ve been looking for! I’ve tried to do it myself, but too much! I have a patent pending design and I will contact this company for help. Thanks, Kathy.

  5. haja jallow

    I am looking forward working with you to start a clothing line.

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  7. Janice Mahone

    Mind blowing!!!is how I’m going to start my Thoughts on the review I’ve seen here on indie source… I hope I can be apart of this exciting process!!!

  8. Titi Martins

    Love it, will to work with you.💓

  9. GaryCopeland

    Amazing. Its what I’m looking for

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