What is a Toile?

What is a Toile?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Emerging Designers, Fashion, Fashion Design, Follow the Label, Industry Know How, Industry Trends, Lifestyle, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

Photo: Actual Toile Fitting in Sample Room There are many tricks of the trade within any industry. Certainly, within the fashion industry, one such trick is a toile. But what is it, exactly? A toile is a word, derived from the French language, which describes a mock-up of your design. It is an early version of a garment, made of a cheaper, but similar fabric, to test and perfect the design. You can see how important this is to the industry, and also you, as the designer. It...

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Marketing

Marketing

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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Unusual Designs: RnD

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Sample Room Solutions, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I'm not sure if you guys know this but I am a very keen snowboarder. For anyone who knows anything about the snow we get here in Australia compared to the overseas snowfields, we don't get a very good deal. So what’s a girl to do? In winter, to get a bit of a snow fix, I volunteer for an organisation called DWA - Disabled Winter Sports - and we go up to the mountain to assist people with disabilities to ski and snowboard. Why am I telling you this? Well, partly so you...

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