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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

Budget and Pricing Mistakes 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…

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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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A Deeper Dive into Development Costs: Part 2 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

This is part 2 of a 4 part mini-course on budgeting and pricing for designers working on their first clothing line. Sign up here to be emailed the remaining 2 parts and…

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Get The Financials Of Your First Clothing Line Right (Part 1)

You have an idea for your first clothing line. You know what you want your collection to look like, and you are ready to make the dream happen. Next comes…

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How to Channel Your Inspiration into a New Clothing Line

It’s one thing to want to start a new clothing line and another to do it. For writers, the difference is sitting down to write. For athletes, it’s putting feet…

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