Start-ups In The Fashion Industry: Why It Sometimes All Goes Awry?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Emerging Designers, Fashion, Industry Know How, Industry Trends, Lifestyle, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

Photo Credits: Laura Callaghan Here at Sample Room, we’re extremely fortunate to be a well-known supplier, educator and consulting business within the fashion industry. Our website and online presence is highly visible. Our phones ring constantly. And this is what we want. We’re a business, so we want customers. We are more than happy to work with new and emerging designers, because we’ve developed a proven method that assists newcomers with the education they need in order...

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Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Fashion, Industry Know How | 0 comments

Whatever your position is within the fashion industry, if you want to take a leap into becoming a designer, you might be wondering what happens next. What are the best steps to make yourself known? Sample Room’s very own mentoring program, Fashion Label Launchpad, is actively supporting many emerging designers with the finer details that are relatively unknown, and seemingly secretive, in this industry.  But firstly, and probably the most important piece of information to...

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Building Relationships in the Fashion Industry

Building Relationships in the Fashion Industry

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Emerging Designers, Industry Know How, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

Like any workplace, the fashion industry thrives on relationships. The way you work with those around you, will greatly affect and influence your ability to forge ahead. Build your relationships early. Make yourself known. At Sample Room, our extensive experience in the fashion industry tells us that it is a fickle business. Manufacturers are fickle, suppliers too. Customers are fickle. Fabrics and tastes often have a quick turnaround.  Everything you thought was solid and...

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Mentee’s Launch: GOLDI

Mentee’s Launch: GOLDI

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Emerging Designers, Fashion, Fashion Design, Follow the Label, Industry Know How, Lifestyle, Mentee | 0 comments

The essence of GOLDI comes from the deep held philosophy of the founder, Helena Golden, that all people have a right to health and equality. To support this ethos, GOLDI will contribute 10% of all profits earned from the sale of GOLDI garments to the education of under privileged children.  The dream: To contribute to others who may not have had the chance otherwise, to live their best life possible. GOLDI is starting its journey with a focus on fashion athleisure for...

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Technical Knowledge versus Design Knowledge

Technical Knowledge versus Design Knowledge

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Fashion, Fashion Design, Industry Know How, Industry Trends, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

  So, you want to work in the fashion industry? You’ve got so many design ideas, a sketchpad full of drawings. And they’re great, you know it. Maybe you’re already entrenched in the industry and you have a long-held desire to start your own label, but you feel stuck, you don’t know how to move on. What is the next step? How do you start your label? How do you break into this exciting-sounding career? How you can get yourself to the cutting edge of fashion? How can you...

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Did you attend the International Sourcing Fair?

Did you attend the International Sourcing Fair?

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Industry Know How, Manufacturer, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

Last week I headed to the International Sourcing Fair in Melbourne. It was my first time attending in Melbourne. The expo is always on at a particularly busy time of year so I have not managed to make it there previously. There are 2 reasons I visited: Firstly, I wanted to meet with some of the manufacturers to find out about the product they produce, the quantities and processes they follow. I am not opposed to offshore production at all; however, I do believe there is a...

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