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Product Development

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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

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Development Overview

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.


You and your Brand Consultant will help set up fabrics, financial targets, material, fit details, and provide a project quote.


Your Project Manager sources high-quality materials and ensures we hit quality and target price points. All information is available with 100% transparency.


Our expert pattern makers engineer the features and fit of each style. using the latest pattern makings software. Patterns are the blueprint from which all clothing is made.


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


Identify alterations for your next round of samples in your fitting. We average 1 to 2 revisions with our competitors averaging 5.


Congratulations! With your samples approved, you are ready to begin pre-production. Place your purchase order and begin your first production run!

Development CheatSheet

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


  • 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

Design • Manufacture • Sell

Create your dream clothing line from start to sales. Book your kick-off call now for just $197

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!

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