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Development Kickoff Meeting
- Define and conceptualize design ideas into sample styles.
- Review samples and complete product development form
- Set delivery and timeline expectations.
- Review desired retail/wholesale/Manufacturing price points
- Deconstruct material, fit, and construction reference samples
- Collection quotes created based on the above information
Five Star Reviews
I am looking forward to working with you to start a clothing line. – Haja Jallow⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mind-blowing!!! This 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!!! – Janice Mahone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Indie Source is truly an amazing company, going into starting my own line was very nerve-wracking but after meeting with Zack and Dean today, I am excited to move forward. I felt very supported by the entire team and I am mega excited to get things going! – Rich Los Angeles Clothing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Amazing. It’s what I’m looking for. – Gary Copeland ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When I was in Vegas attending Sourcing At MAGIC, I saw a presentation by Zack at Indie Source. I made an appointment for a Development Kickoff Meeting with Zack the next day. He gave me the direction, focus, and the tools I needed. Thanks for the awesome meeting! – Michele & Chuck, IvaMichele Activewear, IvaMichele.com ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love it, a pleasure to work with you.💓 – Titi Martins ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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, K Tanks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Starting a clothing line can be pretty stressful and confusing. After leaving the kickoff meeting I felt such relief and excitement. Anyone that wants to start a clothing line or is curious about starting one, should experience a kickoff meeting to get a clear understanding. – Aaron Valdez ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We realized that tens of thousands of aspiring fashion entrepreneurs like you had amazing ideas but no technical expertise to build the products that you envision. We created our development program to simplify this process and pair you with industry experts all under one roof.
Download the Development CheatSheet – We’ve created this document so you can easily organize your thoughts in one place. This document gives us everything we and acts as our statement of work.
Phases of Development
- Face Cards
- Flat Sketches
- Sewing Instructions
- Digital DXF patterns
- Production Ready Tech Pack
- T-Shirt / Tanks
- Sweatshirt/ Joggers
- Button Downs / Jackets
- Woven Pants / Knit Leggings
Indie Source follows a unique process for product development for our brands. Before we can start the process of fabric sourcing, pattern making and creating your samples we need to PLAN! Identifying the styles in each collection and determining what you, the creative genius, would like to make is paramount in ensuring we bring your vision to life.
Development CheatSheet – We’ve created this document so you can easily organise your thoughts in one place. This document give us everything we need in writing and ends up acting as our statement of work. This ensures everyone understands what your goals are and we maintain strong working relationship. Download Development CheatSheet
Reference Samples – These are garments found in the marketplace that you can use to provide details about fabric, measurements, or construction. In other words, if you don’t have a completed tech pack, this is how you begin to tell us what you’d like to make. Add as many changes as you like. Here’s a video for you visual learners *What are physical reference samples and why are they important? Physical references samples should be sent to us at 1933 S Broadway #1168, Los Angeles, CA 90007 or brought with you to your kickoff meeting if you are local
The first step is the Product Development Planning Meeting for $197. During this meeting, you’ll meet your Project Manager and establish all of the details of your project so we can develop a quote including styles, fabrics, trims, patterns, timelines, and target costs. At the end of this meeting, you’ll have everything you need to finally start your fashion line!