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bootstrap your fashion line

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…

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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.…

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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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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.…

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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…

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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…

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A Deeper Dive into Development Costs: Part 2 of the Budget & Pricing Mini-Course

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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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first clothing line

Get The Financials Of Your First Clothing Line Right (Part 1)

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You have an idea for your first clothing line. You know what you want your collection to look like, and you are ready to make the dream happen. Next comes the uncomfortable step that most creatives dread: how do you budget and price your first clothing line? Fashion lines are typically developed on a 6-month…

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Budget Mistakes

5 Budget Mistakes To Avoid As a New Designer

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Avoid Budget Mistakes Costing and pricing are among the most difficult – and most crucial – decisions new designers undertake in building their first line. The financial logic that goes into launching a successful fashion line can be counter-intuitive and sometimes requires that we readjust the way we approach costing and pricing. After many years…

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How to Create a Clothing Line

How To Create a Clothing Line Budget in 5 Steps

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How to Create a Clothing Line Budget One of the first questions we ask our new development clients at the beginning stages of creating a clothing line is “what is your budget for the project?” Most new designers and entrepreneurs have no idea how to create a clothing line budget. We know that creating a…

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