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

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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 week, nothing out of the ordinary. Looking back at it, it should have been chaos and mayhem. Business executives should have been frantically getting on…

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5 Reasons Why it is Risky to Manufacture Overseas

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When you are choosing where to manufacture your new clothing line, there are a lot of options out there. Before you make your decision, thorough research is essential. You need to arm yourself with as much information as possible to make the best decision. Manufacturing costs, ethics, and quality are all variables that will affect…

Behind The Scenes: What Happens During Clothing Production

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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 just received your pre-production sample or your manufacturer is nearing completion of it, chances are you’ve spent a great deal of time and money bringing…

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How to Build a Successful Relationship With Clothing Manufacturing Companies

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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 will be responsible for bringing your product to life and will be scaling with you as you grow. This relationship is crucial because it is…

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Apparel Manufacturing: How to Avoid Problems & Guarantee Success

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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 in negotiating with manufacturers, there is a big chance of errors and delays. This is why so many designers end up unhappy, and part of the…

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How to Channel Your Inspiration into a New Clothing Line

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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 to pavement. For clothing designers and entrepreneurs, it’s outlining the first collection. Many of us are lucky to be surrounded by the things that inspire us,…

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An Introduction to Fashion Production

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Tо undеrѕtаnd whаt fаѕhiоn рrоduсtiоn is, we first have to look at what the term “fashion” really means. Fаѕhiоn rеfеrѕ tо different ѕtуlеѕ or practices in сlоthing, mаkеuр, ассеѕѕоriеѕ, and еvеn furniturе. In a vеrу strict ѕеnѕе, the term оnlу rеfеrѕ tо trеndѕ in wеаrѕ or apparels; and, since we are a clothing manufacturer, we…

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How to Get Started on Clothing Manufacturing

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Getting paired up with a manufacturer for clothing manufacturing for the first time is a bit like online dating. First you offer up some information about yourself. Here’s an example of an excellent bio: “Hi, I’m Natalie. I’m a former Olympic volleyball player. I’m creating a line for tall women like myself who get excluded…

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Los Angeles Clothing Manufacturer Indie Source is 100% USA-Made

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As American Apparel layoffs begin, Los Angeles clothing manufacturer Indie Source is poised to hire. Today, American Apparel has started the mass layoffs that will leave thousands of Los Angeles clothing manufacturer workers wondering where to turn for work. I know this because dozens of them showed up at our factory this morning looking for…

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Smart Fabrics – New Functions In Fashion

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Smart Fabric and the Fashion Landscape Smartwatches and activity trackers are on wrists everywhere. Virtual and augmented reality headsets give us a new modality of entertainment and learning. By 2020, wearable devices will represent a market worth of $40 billion with over 240 million annual unit shipments. A growing segment of wearables that integrate technology…

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