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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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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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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Mentee’s Launch: TRU ATHLETIC

Mentee’s Launch: TRU ATHLETIC

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Emerging Designers, Fashion, Fashion Design, Follow the Label, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

Today we're excited to announce the launch of TRU ATHLETIC — a sportswear for the everyday, amateur athlete. Available exclusively for purchase at www.truathletic.com.au. Inspired by the the physical nature of sport and the essence of competition, their core focus stems from the competition and training segments of the Australian sporting landscape.  Team sports such as netball, basketball, hockey and Australian Rules Football, and the awesome ladies that play these sports...

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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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5 Top Specification Tips

5 Top Specification Tips

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Emerging Designers, Established Designers, Fashion Design, Industry Know How, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

It has again been so long since my last blog, sorry. As a perfectionist I am waiting for the right thing to write instead of the latest question I have been asked. As always these blogs are developed as little messages to you, based on what we have seen in our work room and what we have explained to our customers to make their life easier and help them understand a small sections of the technical side of the industry. Specifications are a mystery to many and through the...

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