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How to communicate with fabric vendors like a pro
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How to Communicate with Fabric Vendors like a Pro

Previously we talked about choosing fabric sourcing vendors and determining your fabric cost so you can create a realistic fabric budget that will optimize profit. Now it is time to start establishing…

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fabric sourcing vendors
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What Fabric Sourcing Vendors Are Out There & How Do I Choose?

Fabric sourcing is a crucial step in the design and manufacturing of your new line, but it can be overwhelming. With the wealth of information and the vast array of…

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how much should fabric cost?
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How Much Should Fabric Cost For Your Clothing Line?

Previously we talked about choosing fabric sourcing vendors and the pros and cons of each.  Now, it is time to get into the numbers. Your fabric cost will depend on your…

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KSLAM Kasey Lamb
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KSLAM Designer Casey Lamb is Using Denim to Inspire Her Brand

KSLAM Designer Casey Lamb’s Denim Dreams A teenage Casey Lamb would stroll through the bustling corridors of her high school with her head in the clouds. Her physical body would…

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Behind The Scenes: What Happens During Clothing Production

As you know, starting a clothing line isn’t all that easy. There are a number of essential steps between ideation and clothing production, each requiring your full attention. Whether you’ve…

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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

Working 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…

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

Avoid Apparel Manufacturing Dilemmas 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…

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

Working With a Pattern Maker 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…

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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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