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Los Angeles Clothing Manufacturers

WHY our Seamstresses MAKE Us DIFFERENT from OTHER Clothing Manufacturers

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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…

fabric sourcing vendors

Fabric Dye Process: Dyeing, Shrinkage & Sustainability

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FABRIC DYEING If you’re going to produce a new garment that will be colored with dye, you should know that fabrics that go through a dyeing process will shrink. Have you accounted for this alteration? Our Project Managers got your back! They will prep the clothing during a shrinkage process. As a designer, this is so important because your customers want to…

“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…

WHY OLD Clothing Manufacturing Model DOESN’T Work anymore, and HOW Indie Source is CHANGING the Game

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How we democratize access to the resources and skills needed to develop and produce apparel Indie Source was invited to speak at LA Textile, the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design and production resources from around the globe. We discussed “Why the old manufacturing model doesn’t work anymore, and how we are changing…

Working with our Pattern Maker and Project Manager for The Perfect Fit

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LET’S GET FITTED Are you looking to get your newest sketch brought to life? Are you ready to start selling all the beautiful clothes you’ve designed? We got you covered! In fact, our expert pattern maker Lana is here to make sure your pieces fit exactly how they should, EVERY TIME. Wearing a garment with the…

We Make it EASY for You to Choose Fabric

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Sourcing Fabric can be an OVERWHELMING task … when you don’t have direct access to the industry’s best resources and fabric mills. That’s why your project manager at Indie Source goes to market for you to research and provide you with the best options for your specific design needs. The Indie Source Project Managers are always…

Make Your Brand, Simply Sustainable

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Are you a designer who wants to create beautiful and eco-friendly products? How great would you feel if you knew that the shirt you’re wearing right now was eco-friendly, natural, and positive for not only you, but the rest of the world? Wouldn’t you want your customers to feel that good every time they buy…

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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…

Protecting your line

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…

fund your clothing line

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…

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