Apparel Entrepreneurship

23 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting An Apparel Brand

23 Questions – Get Ready To Launch Your Brand

You will be your own boss, no one will be there to make sure you put in the work and stick to your deadlines. You will live your brand, working 24/7. Focus on your dream, your vision and mission of the brand don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. Here are some questions that can help you see

18 Steps To Start A Clothing Line

18 Steps To Start A Clothing Line

Are you thinking about starting a clothing line? Are you already running a clothing brand, but you need some clarity about all the steps involved? Are you already running a business in a different field, and now you want to expand into clothing? These following18 steps will help you to start a clothing line, and in what order you need

Free Webinar Launch A Clothing Line

FREE LIVE MASTERCLASS

Free Live Webinar: How to Successfully Launch & Run an Apparel Brand in 6 Simple Steps - A step-by-step guide: from building your foundation to selling your products

Apparel Entrepreneurship Bill Of Materials

THE IMPORTANCE OF A BILL OF MATERIALS

Don’t start any manufacturing before making a complete Bills Of Materials. You need it together with a solid tech pack for each and every garment.

Finding Your Fashion Niche Market in 7 Easy Steps

FINDING YOUR FASHION BRAND NICHE – IN 7 EASY STEPS (2019)

The fashion industry is a 3 trillion dollar industry. This means huge opportunities for both existing brands and newcomers. To get off the ground properly, startups need to place themselves in a fairly small niche, where their target customers are, and where there is a healthy amount of competition. By doing this, startups increase their chances of growth.

Tech Pack

WHAT IS A TECH PACK & WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

A builder would never build a house without a blueprint, this is exactly the same thing for a garment. The manufacturers need to know what you have in mind, what the garment looks like front and back incl details, what materials you have in mind, what trims you want on your garment and what type of fit it should have.

Apparel Entrepreneurship Quality Control

QUALITY CONTROL

Quality control means ensuring, at a minimum cost, that the quality requirements of a product is being achieved at every stage of manufacturing, from raw materials to boxed stock.

Apparel Entrepreneurship Book

WHAT YOU NEED TO START & RUN YOUR APPAREL BRAND

10 years ago we started our first apparel brand. Even though we had experience from working in the apparel industry, it was a challenge getting a good grip of starting up a business. Then the big question: how do we do this? Now we've made it easier for you to start and run an apparel brand.

Apparel Entrepreneurship Where to bootstrap?

TIPS FOR BOOTSTRAPPING YOUR STARTUP

Starting a new apparel brand can be challenging. It is even more challenging to do it with limited funds. However this is a reality many of you are facing, but you don’t want it to stop your plans. So how are your money best spent? What should you pay for and where can you save your money? Read our guide

Functional Fabric Fair

FREE SEMINAR IN NEW YORK

Ana from Apparel Entrepreneurship will present the free seminar How To Optimize Your Brand For Growth at the Functional Fabric Fair in New York, July 22nd.

Apparel Entrepreneurship How To Create A Mood Board

HOW TO CREATE A MOOD BOARD

A mood board is a visual summary of inspirational images, objects, material swatches, trims or product examples that explain the concept and feeling of your brand, collection or customer. Basically a brain dump of whatever you are inspired by.

Apparel Entrepreneurship 9 Steps To Become A Sustainable Apparel Brand

9 STEPS TO BECOME A SUSTAINABLE APPAREL BRAND

Sustainability in the apparel business is not a trend anymore. The clothing industry is the 3rd most polluting industry after the meat and the oil industry. We can’t go back and undo the harm, but we can make things better now, and in the near future, by deciding. We want to make a change, we want to make as little

Apparel Entrepreneurship Product Range Plan

USE A PRODUCT RANGE PLAN FOR YOUR APPAREL BRAND

A product range plan is a detailed written overview of your entire collection. It helps you keep track of product parameters such as style numbers and names, number of styles, colors, variations, and features. It also includes financial information and sales forecasting.

Apparel Entrepreneurship Define Customer

HOW TO DEFINE YOUR CUSTOMER

By identifying your target customer for your apparel brand, it will be easier to design, strategize your segments and develop an effective marketing plan. 

How To Design Without Knowing How To Draw

HOW TO DESIGN WITHOUT KNOWING HOW TO DRAW

We have received some questions about this topic and we feel the need to address it. The question is: Do I need to know how to draw to start a clothing brand? The short direct answer is No, you can start and run a successful brand without knowing how to draw. Here are our thoughts on this and a couple

Apparel Entrepreneurship Live Q&A

LIVE Q&A

We are having a Live Question & Answers session. Send us your questions and join us on Thursday.

Apparel Entrepreneurship Terms Of Agreement

WHY YOU SHOULD USE TERMS OF AGREEMENT

When you have found suppliers and manufacturers to work with, we recommend that you write an agreement with them. Not just emails, but a signed contract. What you need is TOA, or Terms Of Agreement. This is a contract between you and the supplier or manufacturer that clearly states what both of you should deliver and what the expectations are.

The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast

THE APPAREL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PODCAST

Today is the start of The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast! On each episode of The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we will discuss hands-on tactics touching on all areas involved in running and growing a meaningful, successful apparel brand. Learn practical strategies about sustainability, design, product range planning, marketing, sales, community growth, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship. You’ll also hear inspiring interviews with apparel industry

Apparel Entrepreneurship Read This Before Starting a Clothing Line

READ THIS BEFORE STARTING A CLOTHING LINE (LESSONS LEARNED)

Encountering problems and making mistakes is part of running an apparel business. Are there any lessons learned from the mistakes made? For everyone who is about to, or already run a clothing brand, we have made it a bit easier for you. We have put together a list of 37 common mistakes, and what you can do to avoid them

How To Start A Clothing Brand

HOW TO START A CLOTHING BRAND

Are you thinking about starting a clothing brand? Are you already running an apparel brand, but want to revisit the steps involved? Are you already running a business in a different field, and want to expand into clothing? Clothing is a 3 trillion dollars industry, and over one trillion garments are sold worldwide every year. It is a huge market and

Apparel Entrepreneurship OutDoor Industry Award

OUTDOOR INDUSTRY AWARD JURY PROCESS

Ana from Apparel Entrepreneurship was part of the OutDoor Industry Award jury panel at the 2018 OutDoor show. Watch the process behind it in this short film.

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GAME CHANGER MASTERMIND

We are launching our mastermind groups for apparel entrepreneurs 2018. Are you ready to take your business and entrepreneurship to the next level? We are hosting live interactive video calls, designed to move your ideas into action, to raise your game in business and life. Secure your spot, only 5-8 spots available for the first Mastermind round. You must apply

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SPORTSWEAR INC. @ ISPO MUNICH

Meet us at ISPO Munich 2018. Attend our workshop, visit our panel at the CSR hub, arrange a personal meeting or watch our webinar at ISPO Academy.

APPAREL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCEPTS BITCOIN

We accept Bitcoin because we embrace forward-thinking approaches. We like the power of new technology and the questioning of authority. We also like people and businesses that challenge the importance of middlemen, and strive for self-sufficiency.