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How much should fabric cost?

How Much Should Fabric Cost For Your Clothing Line?

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Previously we talked about choosing fabric sourcing vendors and the pros and cons of each.  Now, it is time to get into the numbers. Your fabric cost will depend on your fabric price points and profit margins. This may not be the most fun part of fabric sourcing, but it is one of the most important.…

The Importance of a Pattern Maker

Five formulas pattern makers wish all designers knew

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Working With a Pattern Maker Finally. You are ready. All the designs and ideas that you have in your mind, are on paper. The time has come to make some fabulous clothes, and it is thrilling. However, for now, this whole creativity/joy parade is a mystery to the rest of the world and the way…

Most Important Step in Clothing Development

Mastering the Most Important Step in Clothing Development: Sample Making

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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 hand to guide you. However, if you’ve come this far, you’re almost done. From tech packs to pattern making, everything you’ve done up to this…

How to lock in success with a Great Pattern Maker

How to Lock in Success With a Great Pattern Maker

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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 may be, it does not mean much if the garment does not fit properly. Pattern making is the process of developing a blueprint for your…

Different Kinds of Textile Printing

How to Leave an Impression: the Different Kinds of Textile Printing

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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 a creative outlet for many, encouraging expression through design. This can be interpreted in a variety of different ways; some designers use apparel as a…

How to Source Fabrics the Right Way

How to Source Fabrics the Right Way

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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 we’ve created this guide to help you better understand the do’s and don’ts of sourcing fabrics. Creating a clothing line is so much more than…

How to Create a Tech Pack

How to Create a Tech Pack

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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, pattern making, sewing, and much more, but there’s still more to starting your clothing line. Luckily, there are a handful of tools that help aspiring…

Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a New Designer

Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a New Designer: Part 4 of the Budget and Pricing Mini-Course

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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 cost buckets (part 1) 2. a deeper dive into development and production costs (part 2) 3. different pricing approaches (part 3) Now, we are ready…

How to Price Your Clothing Line

How to Price Your Clothing Line: Part 3 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

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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 also give you access to the costing template we use for all of our customers! Read part 1 and part 2. Price Your Clothing Line…

Starting a Clothing Line Product Development

Starting a Clothing Line – Product Development

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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 we’ll also give you access to the costing template we use for all of our customers! Read part 1 here. Understanding Development Costs Let’s dive…

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