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The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast

AEP041 – 5 Steps To Develop A Growth Mindset

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP041 In this episode of the AE Podcast, we share with you 5 steps to develop your mindset. Mindset - what is that? It's a set of beliefs, assumptions, and notions that you have about your world. But your beliefs are shaped when you were little. The society and your parents and the culture you were brought

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AEP040 – Do This & The Sales Will Follow

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP040 In this fairly short episode, we talk about one simple, but yet very important differentiator, that can make or break your sales. It all has to do with this common advice that we get, that you should do what you love. Put on your headphones and listen to this easy shift that many brands overlook. Show

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AEP039 – Apparel Entrepreneurship – What’s In It For You?

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP039 "I want to bring my ideas to life, but I’m struggling how to get there." "What I am most struggling with at the moment is production planning. When you have all the designs, how to plan different material demands? Since it is hard to find some good fabric in Slovenia, how can I get some

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AEP038 – Grow Your Brand With Fashion Trade Shows

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP038  In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we talk about fashion trade shows and more specifically how to grow your brand by exhibiting at a trade show. So in this episode, we are dissecting the whole thing. What exactly are trade shows in case you haven’t been to one?   Why you should or shouldn’t be at

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AEP037 – How To Maximize Your Sourcing Fair Visit

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP037  In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we talk about sourcing or more specifically How to maximize your sourcing fair visit. We explain what they are, what you can expect from the sourcing fairs, and some dos and don'ts. We further discuss why it is a good idea to visit a sourcing fair,

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AEP035 – How To Best Work With A Manufacturer

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP035  This is the episode many of you have been waiting for. It’s the first interview ever here on the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, and it’s about how to best work with a manufacturer. We are talking to Kevin Van Lancker, founder and CEO of Sportwear of Tomorrow, a manufacturer of sublimated sportswear. They are the

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AEP034 – Planning A Productive 2020

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP034 In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship podcast, we talk about planning a productive 2020. You'll get tangible advice and tips on how to plan your work and manage your time. First, we talk about how to plan your year on a high level. We will continue to discuss how you can plan your

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AEP033 – 7 Apparel Business Trends For 2020

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP033 <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship podcast, we talk about 7 predictions and apparel business trends for 2020.  We have worked with hundreds of brands through the Apparel Entrepreneurship Membership Program, one-on-one coaching, the Ana Kristiansson Design Agency, helping entrepreneurs start, run, and scale

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AEP032 – Design Inspiration 101

In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship podcast, we talk about how and where to find inspiration for your designs and collection.

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AEP031 – 5 Reasons Why Your Customers Don’t Buy Your Products

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP031 Through working with clothing brands in the AE Membership Program, and through our consulting assignments, we see 5 major reasons why customers aren't buying from certain brands. Some of you have been running your brand for years and you now see a decline in sales. And many of you haven't launched your brands yet,

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AEP030 – 9 Marketing Ideas For Black Friday

This podcast episode packed with everything you need to know about Black Friday, including the pros and cons. We are also giving you 9 marketing ideas for how you can increase your chances of selling your products. This information is also useful to know if you decide NOT to do Black Friday.

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AEP029 – Blog Tips For Fashion Brands

In today's episode, we are talking about why you should have a blog, why it's useful, and blog topic tips for your fashion brand. A blog is important, no matter if you are just starting out or if you are running and established clothing brand.

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AEP028 – Business Partners, Mentors & Coaches 101

In this episode, we are talking about business partners, coaches, and mentors. Why is having a business partner such a good idea? What do you need to think of when picking a partner? We are discussing some important components to consider before partnering up with someone, so you don't do the same mistakes we have done and also seen other

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AEP027 – Design Your Business To Suit Your Life

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP027 In this episode, we are discussing how you can design your business to suit your life, in opposition to the other way around. When we started our first business, we basically just mimicked the way our previous employers ran their businesses. But the traditional 9 to 5 setup didn't suit us, and our life

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AEP026 – How To Tap Into The Largest Consumer Group 2020

There is a lot of talk about the Millenials, but not as much about the consumer group that is going to be the biggest one in 2020. In this episode, we are talking about generation z. We discuss who they are, how they will behave, and what we can do to connect with them. Even if this is not your

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AEP025 – Branding 101

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP025 This episode is all about branding. We receive a lot of questions from the Apparel Entrepreneurship community, and many of these are related to branding. Branding is as vital as the actual products or garments. People don't just buy your products. They also buy into your brand. Branding is the process of building a company

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AEP023 – How To Sell Your Clothing Line – DTC – Part 2

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP023  In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we are again talking about sales. If you listened to last week's episode you know that we are doing a mini-training/series on sales. The last episode was focused on wholesale and the pros and cons and why it can still be relevant even for startups. So

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AEP022 – How To Sell Your Clothing Line – Wholesale – Part 1

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP022  In this episode, we are talking about sales. This is the first part of a mini-series on sales, and we are going to go through how to best to sell your apparel collection to shops. Meaning wholesale. The wholesale and retail climate in the apparel industry is no longer what it used to be. It

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AEP021 – Your Brand Aesthetic, Brand Messaging & Handling Complaints

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP021 In this episode, we will cover four topics. These four topics have been requested by our community, and they are all very relevant today. The four topics we talk about today are: How to find your brand aesthetic. How to be authentic with your message. The difference in going to college and online education. How

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AEP020 – YOUR PERSONAL FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP020 In this episode, we talk about your physical and mental foundation. You've heard us talk about your brand's foundation and that it needs to be solid for your brand to succeed. Well, it's the same thing with you. You need to have a solid foundation to function and have an optimized output in terms

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AEP018 – ONLINE MARKETING, COLLABORATIONS & ATTRACTING CUSTOMERS

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP018 This is the 18th episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, and today we talk about online marketing, collaborations, and attracting customers. What’s most important for us and you is that you make progress in your business. We don’t just want you to listen and get inspired, well that’s fine too sometimes and its great

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AEP017 – INCREASING PROFITS, WORKING WITH PATTERNS & STARTING A KIDS CLOTHING BRAND

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast AEP017 In this episode, we are addressing how to work with patterns and communicating with manufacturers overseas. Is it possible to make the patterns and samples locally and then send them overseas for pattern grading and production? A few years ago, we started and ran a kids clothing brand. In this episode, we talk about how you

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AEP016 – HOW TO GET BACK IN THE GAME

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast In this episode, we will get, as usual, very tactical.  How do you get back after a setback in business or a failed business? Presumably, this is your dream, this is your passion, but stuff happens and your business failed, how do you bring it back to life, back on track and turn it around into a

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AEP015 – YOUR BUSINESS FOUNDATION

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast In this episode, we talk about entrepreneurship and your apparel brand’s foundation. 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. Just the administration around registering the business, arranging bank account, creating

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AEP014 – HOW TO FIND YOUR NICHE IN THE MARKET PLACE

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast In this episode we talk about How To Find Your Niche In The Market Place. This is an extremely important topic and one that is vital if you are just starting out. If you are an existing brand, you might want to tap into new markets, expand your collection and product segments and these strategies

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AEP013 – FABRIC SOURCING 101

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast This podcast episode is about sourcing fabrics for your apparel brand as well as preparing you for visiting fashion trade shows. We know this topic is really interesting for many of you since there are loads of trade fairs going on now. This episode will prepare you as much as possible before visiting fairs so you can

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AEP012 – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS II

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this episode, we are again answering some questions that you guys have sent us. We are addressing questions regarding the packaging of your garments, crowdfunding, Portuguese manufacturers, building your team, and if it’s alway necessary to address a need when designing your collection. So a nice spread of topics today that are all very

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AEP011 – QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE STARTING AN APPAREL BRAND

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship podcast, we are taking you to the beginning. Way before you start or have started your brand. We are walking you through 23 questions that you should or need to ask yourself before starting an apparel brand. We would also say that this episode is not only for

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AEP010 – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this episode we are answering some questions that you guys have sent us. The questions you have sent in and that we are answering are fantastic, and they are very relevant to many of you. We are talking about finding and contacting retailers, working as a design consultant and working with a design consultant.

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AEP009 – HOW TO PITCH AND SELL YOUR APPAREL BRAND

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   Today we are talking about how to pitch and sell your apparel brand. This episode is packed with tangible, actionable steps on how to successfully pitch and sell your apparel line. We are talking about how to prepare and perform your sales meeting. A sales meeting or a sales pitch to buyers is almost the

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AEP008 – 5 LESSONS LEARNED FROM STARTING OUR FIRST APPAREL BRAND

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this 8th episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we are talking about lessons learned from the time we ran our own apparel brand Sinaia.  During the Sinaia years, we learned a lot. In this episode, we want to share the 5 most important business lessons from running our brand so you can get some takeaways

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AEP007 – HOW TO CREATE RAVING FANS

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this episode, we are talking about something really special, something all brands wish they had, but not many do. We are talking about how to create raving fan customers. We are talking about what it means to have a cult following instead of regular customers and we are giving you some actionable tips on

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AEP006 – HOW TO START A CLOTHING BRAND

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   Today we are going to walk you through the complete Guide To Starting A Successful Clothing Brand. Are you thinking about starting your own 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? After this podcast episode,

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AEP005 – OPTIMIZE YOUR ONLINE STORE

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this episode we are talking about something that affects all apparel entrepreneurs, and we don’t know of any clothing brand that is not working with it. We are talking about selling online and how to optimize your online store. Many of the brands we are working with, and that are launching now, are pure

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AEP004 – SUSTAINABILITY

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this fourth episode of The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we talk about sustainability in the apparel industry. This topic is something that is more relevant than ever. A clear majority of all the brands we work with has this a top priority. Also, there is no other topic that we talk about, that stir up as many

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AEP003 – HOW TO SUCCEED WITH YOUR CLOTHING BRAND

Listen to The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast   In this third episode of The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we talk about how you can succeed with your clothing brand, by avoiding a range of common mistakes. Since the start of Apparel Entrepreneurship, we have worked with hundreds of clients around the world through our monthly membership program and through one-on-one coaching and helped them run and

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AEP001 – INTRODUCTION

The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast #1 -Introduction, reasons, and motivation of being an entrepreneur, plus tips on how to manage a busy schedule.