At Indie Source, you'll get everything you need to start your fashion line
Starting a clothing line is not easy as any one who has done so will tell you. It’s an archaic industry with fragmented workers who are happy to take your money and never deliver. Why don’t they deliver? Well despite many having good intentions, they are only 1 small part of a long process of developing a collection. When developing new products it’s imperative that all parties talk to each other. Think about any great companies that make products. They have to all work together and constantly solve problems. We realized that tens of thousands of aspiring fashion entrepreneurs like you had amazing ideas but no technical expertise to build products that you envisioned. We created our development program to simplify this process and pair you with industry experts that all work under one roof. Now, let’s review the process together:
Here’s what’s included in each phase of development
- Face Cards
- Flat Sketches
- Sewing Instructions
- Digital DXF patterns
- Production Ready Tech Pack
- T-Shirt / Tanks
- Sweatshirt/ Joggers
- Button Downs / Jackets
- Woven Pants / Knit Leggings
Ready To Get Started?
Indie Source follows a unique process for product development for our brands. Before we can start the process of fabric sourcing, pattern making and creating your samples we need to PLAN! Identifying the styles in each collection and determining what you, the creative genius, would like to make is paramount in ensuring we bring your vision to life.
Development CheatSheet – We’ve created this document so you can easily organise your thoughts in one place. This document give us everything we need in writing and ends up acting as our statement of work. This ensures everyone understands what your goals are and we maintain strong working relationship. Download Development CheatSheet
Reference Samples – These are garments found in the marketplace that you can use to provide details about fabric, measurements, or construction. In other words, if you don’t have a completed tech pack, this is how you begin to tell us what you’d like to make. Add as many changes as you like. Here’s a video for you visual learners *What are physical reference samples and why are they important? Physical references samples should be sent to us at 1933 S Broadway #1168, Los Angeles, CA 90007 or brought with you to your kickoff meeting if you are local
The first step is the Product Development Planning Meeting for $197. During this meeting, you’ll meet your Project Manager and establish all of the details of your project so we can develop a quote including styles, fabrics, trims, patterns, timelines, and target costs. At the end of this meeting, you’ll have everything you need to finally start your fashion line!
Development Kickoff Meeting: Starting a Clothing Line
Development Kickoff Meeting
Indie Source works with you to plan your collection. We map out each style, identify fabric and trim, pattern directives, and details like timeline, retail and manufacturing target price points.
- Define and conceptualize design ideas into sample styles.
- Review sample styles, complete product development form with your consultant.
- Set delivery and timeline expectations.
- Review desired retail/wholesale/Manufacturing price points
- Deconstruct Material, Fit and Construction Reference Samples.
- Project Quote offered