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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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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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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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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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