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“Ask Zack” Episode #3: How to Market Your Brand BEFORE You Have Product

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LET’S ASK THE CEO It’s time for the third episode of our new series, “Ask Zack”, with Indie Source co-founder & CEO Zack Hurley. In the latest episode, Zack dives into one of the most common questions we get, how do I keep costs low? A lot of the answer has to do with fabric…

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Coronavirus’ Far Reaching Effects Transform How Fashion Depends on China

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Coronavirus Affects Every Step of Fashion Analysts forecast limited commercial impact on luxury labels, but brands that depend on the country for manufacturing could face months of operational delays. It wasn’t so long ago that we wrote about the huge trade disruption between China and The USA. In May 2019 when the Office of the United…

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“Ask Zack” Episode #1: How Much Does It Cost to Produce My Own Clothing Line?

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Let’s Ask The CEO Welcome to the first week of “Ask Zack” where we at Indie Source give you the chance to sit 1 on 1 with our CEO Zack Hurley and discuss popular questions that are crucial to your success. In the first episode, we cover the basics of pricing and breaking into retail,…

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Essential Retail Advice

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Do You Have Retail Experience? You have the design concepts, your dream-come-true Los Angeles clothing manufacturer, and the motivation to be successful. But what about retail selling experience? Where’s your target consumer? Where’s the best cash flow? Do you have a knack for inventory planning, point of sale, employee training and management? Meet Dan Jablons,…

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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…

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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 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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