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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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What’s Heating Up in Womenswear this Winter

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Women’s Winter Trends  Back and better than ever, new innovations grace the stage as designers set trends of the 2019 winter season. Winter is just around the corner, we know, but it’s never too late to decide the trends that will take place in your line as the winter season spans through February. Knowing what’s…

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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…

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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Pattern-making in the Fashion Industry

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Pattern-making in the Fashion Industry 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…

Strategy First – Make Bold Decisions From Day 0

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DeAnna McIntosh, Chief Global Strategist of The Affinity Group International, is back! DeAnna is a merchandising expert with over 13 years in the industry, and is passionate about the same mission Indie Source is – YOU!   Strategy First.  A Sustainable Business Will Follow. What do I mean by this?  There are billions of brands in…

The Limits to Your Potential are SELF-IMPOSED

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This week, DeAnna McIntosh, Chief Global Strategist of The Affinity Group International, is back! DeAnna is a merchandising expert with over 13 years in the industry, and is passionate about the same mission Indie Source is – YOU!   The limits to your potential are self-imposed. Sometimes we all get caught up in what we seemingly…

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…

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5 Reasons Why it is Risky to Manufacture Overseas

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When you are choosing where to manufacture your new clothing line, there are a lot of options out there. Before you make your decision, thorough research is essential. You need to arm yourself with as much information as possible to make the best decision. Manufacturing costs, ethics, and quality are all variables that will affect…

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