Starting a business can be one of life’s most fulfilling endeavors. It’s a creative opportunity to pursue your passion, gain valuable knowledge, share your ideas with the world, and bring something of value to many. The fashion industry has long been one of entrepreneurs most utilized opportunities to achieve their business goals because when done properly, it is easy to scale, and find ever increasing growth.
If you are a seasoned entrepreneur with multiple startups under your belt, or a newbie to the business world, you might be wondering if starting an apparel line is the right choice to make.
Here are a few things to answer that will guide your decision:
Why do I want to start a clothing line?
Is it to share my creative designs? Improve an existing product? Create a new way for people to express themselves? Promote a specific message? Work for myself? Provide job opportunities to a specific group of people? Become financially independent? Collaborate with other artists? If you have a strong why, you can work out the what and the how (hint: Indie Source has the what and the how covered in our development, marketing, and production).
Is clothing the right way to build my brand?
No one leaves the house naked every day! Clothing is an essential part of our daily lives, and always will be (an essential product/service is always a great place to start!). Apparel can be used to grow and amplify your brand’s mission – not just on the apparel, but through the messages you share on your website and social media. Having your clothing on your customers is a high visibility way to quickly spread your products and purpose to larger audiences.
Will this help me achieve entrepreneurial success?
At Indie Source, we are in the business of wildest dreams. Fashion and apparel are functional items that allow creatives to express their artistic vision, inventors to bring innovation to every day use, and thought leaders to share their mantra and message. A properly developed, marketed, and produced clothing line will bring you entrepreneurial success. This success allows you to devote your time and energy to working for the causes you care about, hiring a team that aligns with your values, having more money to allocate to resources and organizations that you support, and ultimately, designing the life you want to live on your own terms.
Starting, launching, and growing a successful apparel business requires proper planning and working with the right team. If you are passionate about being an entrepreneur, have a smart product idea, and know the mission and values you want to build on, you just need the right partners and tools to execute.
Are you ready to see what starting a clothing line could look like for you?
If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a fashion entrepreneur and believe it will help you reach your wildest dreams, book a Development Kick Off Meeting with Indie Source. Our team will walk you through each step of the development and manufacturing process and give you the specifics of how long it will take, how much it will cost, what you need to put into it, and what you will get out of it!