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China Tariffs: Is “Made in China” on its Way Out in Fashion?

The Huge Trade Disruption Between China & the US That No One Anticipated Chinese and American businesses both woke up on May 10, 2019 like any other day of the…

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800 315 Natalie Spira

How to Bootstrap Your Fashion Line From Your 9-5

When we surveyed our community, we found that most future fashion entrepreneurs are planning to fund their first collection through their 9-5. 43% of our respondents are dutifully saving up…

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800 315 Natalie Spira

Where do first-time designers & entrepreneurs stand? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We asked over 7000 first-time designers and entrepreneurs about how they’re approaching their first collection. How do they plan to fund their line, what their timeline is, what keeps them…

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how to start a fashion brand
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Are mental handicaps stopping your business idea from happening?

We at Indie Source are thrilled to have Jacob Eberhart lending his knowledge to us for a post.  Jacob is the co-owner and VP of operations at Pretty Knotty and knows a…

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Competitive Matrix Example
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How to Conduct a Competitor Analysis & Build Your Competitive Matrix

Before you get to work on your new fashion brand, make sure creating a competitive matrix is one of the first things you do. So what’s a competitive matrix? It’s…

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Business Idea
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Is Your Business Idea Ready to Go?

We at Indie Source are thrilled to have Jacob Eberhart lending his knowledge to us for a post.  Jacob is the co-owner and VP of operations at Pretty Knotty and…

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working in fashion
1024 288 Vicki Wallis

5 Fashion Industry Misconceptions for New Fashion Designers

From the outside, the fashion industry can seem like a world of glamour, with glitzy runway shows, stunning showstopper designs and days spent in search of inspiration. I wish! After…

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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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1024 288 Anne Kearns

Protecting Your Designs with Copyright and Trademark Law

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
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Funding Your Clothing Line with Crowdsourcing Part 2: Your Target Market

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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