• Sportswear Inc. Do Something Different DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

    You are excited about your idea and you have somewhat figured out what you would like to do. The products you’re thinking about are styles you would wish to wear, but will someone else want your stuff too? Is there a need for you clothing? Is there a gap in the market?

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  • Sportswear Inc. Customer Need EXCITING IDEA, BURNING INTEREST, & CUSTOMER NEED

    Starting a sportswear brand requires a lot of hard work, but it will be the best ride you’ve ever had. It’s vital to have a burning interest for what you do, to be able to cope all the way. You will need to keep that strong gut feeling you have about your idea alive, so don’t get pulled down by friends and family members that will try and talk you out of it.

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  • Apparel Entrepreneurship Business Plan Template Business Plan Template

    Download The Business Plan Template for FREE We are happy you are here. You are probably excited about your business idea and now you are ready to answer those tough questions. Go ahead and use the Apparel Entrepreneurship Business Plan Template for FREE. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive free tools, inspiration, guides, and special [...] Continue Reading
  • Sportswear Inc. Product Range Pricing & Planning PRODUCT RANGE PLANNING & PRICING

    Building a collection requires a fine balancing act between designing products that incorporate your values as a company and brand, and actually producing garments that sell.

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  • Sportswear Pricing Strategies APPAREL PRICING STRATEGIES

    One of the most common questions we receive is: How should I price my products? Here we’ll go over three different strategies for pricing your sportswear.

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  • Finding A Factory FINDING A FACTORY

    One of the most common questions we get here at Sportswear Inc is: How do I find a factory? Finding the right manufacturer meeting all your criteria about quality, ethics, and communication is a crucial part of having a successful sportswear business. Can they make the products you have designed, on time, at the right price, and in the right way?

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  • How to comment a garment HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY COMMENT A GARMENT

    In our previous post we explained step by step, how to go about fitting a garment, what to think about in the process and the tools needed. In the fit session you look at the fit, movement and volume of the garment, and now you need to zoom in on all the details, making and workmanship. We’re talking about commenting your garment.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Fitting HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY FIT A GARMENT

    You successfully passed the design process, found a good factory, sent them all the information needed to start the product development, and now you are waiting for the first protos. There has been enormous amount of thought process and work to get all the information to the factory. Now the product needs to both look good, feel good and do what you intended it to do.

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  • Textile Abbreviations TEXTILE ABBREVIATIONS

    We list the most common textile abbreviations in order to help you with the material sourcing.

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  • How to behave at a fabric fair HOW TO BEHAVE AT A FABRIC FAIR

    You have an idea for your sportswear designs and now it’s time to materialize them. You have decided to go to one or several fabric fairs. You want the materials, the inspiration, the networking, the relationships, the education, you want to see some cool cities while traveling. Great! There’s one little detail left: How do you go about at a fair? You’ve never been to one before. Let us guide you through the do’s and don’ts.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Material Sourcing MATERIAL SOURCING – FABRICS & TRIMS

    In order to get one step closer to your envisioned sportswear brand and intended garments, you need to find the right materials and trims. This can be achieved by going to fabric fairs, searching the internet for suppliers or letting the manufacturer source for you.

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  • The Ideal CEO - Sportswear Inc. PIPPI LONGSTOCKING – THE IDEAL CEO

    I didn’t get to “know” Pippi until I was actually an adult. I moved to Sweden from Romania when I was 11, and at that age all other kids had had their Pippi phase. Now since I have 2 kids of my own, I have become a big Pippi fan too.

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  • Sportswear Design Lessons 10 VALUABLE LESSONS FROM MY 15-YEAR CAREER AS AN APPAREL DESIGNER

    1. Always do your best.

    While still in college I did 3 internships. I tried to pick some diverse companies to spread my learning and to see what it really was like in the industry. As most internships I did some really basic boring things. But I tried to do my best, every day.

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  • Sportswear Inc. ISPO Munich SPORTSWEAR BRANDS AT ISPO 2018

    In the beginning of February it is once again time for the worlds’s largest sports trade show for the sports business. February 5:th, the doors to the fair in Munich Germany will open up to over 2700 exhibitors and their products. You can spend four full days checking out the latest of outdoor, ski, action, sportswear, performance sports, textiles, health & fitness, and sourcing.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Find Manufacturer 12 QUESTIONS TO ASK THE CLOTHING MANUFACTURER

    Before start selling your collection you need to find a manufacturer. The first reason is that you need to know that your quality standards are met and that the sales samples will look like the products you will sell. Secondly you need the cost estimations from your intended manufacturer. Costs vary from factory to factory, and you need to be on top of your price calculations and business model before kicking off.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Business Plan BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE

    Download The Business Plan Template for FREE from Apparel Entrepreneurship.

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