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Pattern-making in the Fashion Industry

Pattern-making in the Fashion Industry As you know, there are a number of essential steps between ideation and clothing production. Regardless of your expertise in the industry, understanding what goes on…

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Strategy First – Make Bold Decisions From Day 0

DeAnna McIntosh, Chief Global Strategist of The Affinity Group International, is back! DeAnna is a merchandising expert with over 13 years in the industry, and is passionate about the same mission…

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The Limits to Your Potential are SELF-IMPOSED

This week, DeAnna McIntosh, Chief Global Strategist of The Affinity Group International, is back! DeAnna is a merchandising expert with over 13 years in the industry, and is passionate about the…

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Your Personal and Professional Brand Matters

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is having the skill set of a successful leader. Strong, effective leadership is integral to both individual and company success. In alignment with our dedication to creating content centered around fashion news, inspiration,…

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Starting a Clothing Line: Our Unique Development Process for Building Successful Brands

We get questions streaming in from all corners about every aspect of clothing manufacturing. We’re often asked about the services Indie Source provides our valued clients. Zack explains how we…

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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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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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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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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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