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how to work with apparel manufacturing companies
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How to Build a Successful Relationship With Clothing Manufacturing Companies

As a designer, the relationship you have with clothing manufacturing companies will determine the overall quality of your line. The clothing manufacturing company you choose will be responsible for bringing…

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Apparel Manufacturing Business
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Apparel Manufacturing: How to Avoid Problems & Guarantee Success

Setting up the right process for apparel manufacturing could mean the difference between your dream collection and a waste of your time and money. Without experience negotiating with manufacturers, there…

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the importance of a pattern maker
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Five formulas pattern makers wish all designers knew

Finally. You are ready. All the designs and ideas that you have in your mind, are on paper. The time has come to make some fabulous clothes, and it is…

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Mastering the most important step in clothing development: sample making

Creating a fashion line is a dream for many but a reality for few; the process can be long and demanding, especially if you don’t have experience or a helping…

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How to lock in success with a great pattern maker

You have designed your tech pack. You have found a source for materials and fabrics. The next step in the process is pattern making. No matter how impressive your design…

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How to leave an impression: the different kinds of textile printing

The apparel industry is an incredibly diverse landscape, driven by the creative minds of hobby designers and large fashion houses alike. The dynamic nature of the fashion world acts as…

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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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Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a New Designer: Part 4 of the Budget and Pricing Mini-Course

In our 4-part mini-course on budgeting and pricing for new designers, we covered a lot of ground: 1. the most common sources of funding and biggest cost buckets (part 1)…

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How to Price Your Clothing Line: Part 3 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

This is part 3 of a 4 part mini-course on budgeting and pricing for designers working on their first clothing line. Sign up here to be emailed part 4 and we’ll…

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