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What’s Heating Up in Menswear this Winter

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Men’s Winter Trends Yes, it’s November, and winter is just around the corner (practically already here), but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to talk about winter trend! Indie Source is the one-stop-shop for all of your manufacturing needs, but you need to know what’s trending & what will sell to be successful. The winter…

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Why Working with Reference Samples is Beneficial

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Why do We Ask for REFERENCE SAMPLES? Traditionally, designers have been told by manufacturers that they need final designs to move forward with their plans, but that’s no longer true. Below, you’ll watch Sandy take the specs of a reference sample for a client to begin development of their unique pattern design. Consultative manufacturers like…

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How Fashion Designs are Manufactured

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How Fashion Designs are Manufactured 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 behind the scenes can help you get the most out of your relationship with your manufacturer. As a designer, the relationship you have with clothing…

NiK Kacy invites YOU to LA’s LGBT Equality Fashion Week

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NiK Kacy is the Creator and Executive Producer of Equality Fashion Week, the 1st LGBTQ+- focused Fashion Week in LA. They are also the Founder and President of NiK Kacy Footwear, an LGBT-certified business, and the first gender-equal / gender-free footwear and accessories for genders and identities in all spectrums. Equality Fashion Week (EFW) consists…

Your Personal and Professional Brand Matters

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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, and entrepreneurship, we at Indie Source believe that providing leadership development skills and education opportunities encourages growth and lasting success of your brand.  We are thrilled to announce a…

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…

How to Bootstrap Your Fashion Line From Your 9-5

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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 money from their day jobs to fund their dream. We see it all the time at Indie Source, so it wasn’t hard for us to…

Where do first-time designers & entrepreneurs stand? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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 up at night, and what they read and who they follow. Are you a first-time designer? Where do you stand with the rest? New to…

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Funding Your Clothing Line with Crowdsourcing Part 2: Your Target Market

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Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory 45, knows a little something about funding fashion lines. Shannon and Factory 45 work hard every day to help new and established designers launch and market their line. She has been kind enough to share what it takes to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign to funding your clothing line.…

Fund Your Clothing Line With Crowdsourcing Part 1

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Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory 45, knows a little something about funding fashion lines. Shannon and Factory 45 work hard every day to help new and established designers launch and market their line. She has been kind enough to share what it takes to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund your clothing line.…

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