When you are designing your collection, you need to assign style numbers to each design. The style numbers will help you to better communicate with your retailers, agents, distributors, suppliers, pattern makers, and everyone else you are working with. Here is a style number system for you to use.Continue Reading
The Apparel Entrepreneurship guide to textile certifications and standards for sustainability. There are many certifications and standard out there helping us consider the environment and ethical work environments. Read up on the certifications organizations in this guide and determine which are important to you and your brand.Continue Reading
- The E-Book For Apparel Entrepreneurs Apparel Entrepreneurship is an inspirational and educational book that will guide you in the achievement of starting and running your apparel brand. It provides you the education and experience to do it, together with hands-on tools and steps to action. It gives you the information and tells you HOW to implement [...] Continue Reading
Fabrics are a very big part or your business and your brand’s story. Fabrics are what your products are made of and therefore a huge opportunity for you to differentiate your brand from the competition. By working with suppliers and mills directly you can make your own special fabrics that don’t exist anywhere else. To learn about fabrics and to find ways to cleverly and strategically use them in your collections is like a guarantee for your brand.Continue Reading
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 it is understandable why someone wants to tap in. But the completion is fierce, so you want to do it right and you want to get noticed.
If you want to learn how to start a clothing brand, then this article is for you. We’ll go over all the steps involved in starting and running a clothing brand, in what order you need to think about them what is important.Continue Reading
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 impact on this planet as possible. What makes an apparel brand sustainable? Read about these 9 steps to become a sustainable apparel brand.Continue Reading
Are you about to start a sustainable apparel brand? Are you new in the apparel business? Are you a young professional who is just starting your own company with a sustainable profile? Where do you start? What do you do? What’s the process?Continue Reading
These questions and more are addressed in this lecture. You will learn about the process and different steps of launching a sustainable brand and about common and costly mistakes to avoid.
Do you want to start a sportswear brand? Do you have some great design ideas or a cool new apparel concept? Can’t you find the styles you are looking for? The time could be now for you to start up that brand you have been thinking of. But where do you start? How do you go about to make it all happen?
If you want to set up your own sportswear brand, then this article is for you. This is the complete guide!Continue Reading
Source material, create patterns, order fabric, create prototypes… There are a few things to manage when making your garments. Use this manufacturing checklist to stay on track with your product development without losing yourself in the process.Continue Reading
Are you about to start an apparel brand? Where do you start? What do you do? What’s the process? These questions and more are addressed in the webinar How To Start & Run An Apparel Brand. Watch it for free at ISPO Academy.Continue Reading
In this Sportswear Inc. article about how to build an online shop you will learn how to create a cost-efficient e-com store for your apparel brand. There is no need to pay large sums for design and development of your site. Set up your e-commerce in no time with an existing, well established open source systems.Continue Reading
As an apparel entrepreneur you need to be on top of your financials and already from the start keep track of your costs. For you to get the overall economic picture of your business you need to know the cost of producing each garment. To help you keep track of all costs associated with producing each style you use a costing sheet.Continue Reading
Do you want to start an apparel brand? Do you have some great design ideas or a cool new brand concept? Can’t you find the styles you are looking for? The time could be now for you to start that brand you have been thinking of. But where do you start? How do you go about to make it all happen? If you want to set up your own clothing brand, then this article is for you. We’ll give you an overview of the steps involved in starting your own business, and information that you have to think about.Continue Reading
Before you make money you have to figure out how to spend it. It is a vital part of your business to make a financial roadmap for your company. You need a roadmap to understanding where you are going. By anticipating future spendings and cash flow you’ll improve your changes of succeeding in your venture.Continue Reading
A croquis template can be used both in the early design idea stage for quick hand sketches, and when constructing a tech pack.Continue Reading