Start Up Launching Point

Welcome to Sample Room Start up- Before you go any further, please play the FREE video above where we will answer the most common questions for you.

Are You Starting A Clothing Or Accessories Label?

I am so glad you have found us!

I am sure if you have been searching for a while or you have spoken to other businesses…You may have found it quite hard to get the right information and maybe you are feeling a bit lost.

- Have you found that people just don't answer your calls or seem disinterested in working with you?

- Have you been told that someone is booked out or can't start your designs for another year?

- Have you started development but did not get what you wanted and are frustrated that is all seems a bit too hard?

I hear you and have heard this from 100's of start ups.

I want to help you understand why this might be happening and what you can do so that your voice is heard and your designs are realised to follow your dream

My name is Julia and I have put together this special masterclass based on the number 1 request we receive from the 1000's of start ups that have contacted Sample Room.

Join our weekly masterclass and live Q & A to find out the secret to what a manufacturer needs from you to want to work with you in the fashion and textiles industry.

Sample Room is a product development house that also offers manufacturing to our Fashion Label Launchpad clients. I know exactly what it takes to make you into an easy client that I want to work with.

By now, you may have looked around our website and realised that we offer everything you’ve been looking for, Pattern making, Sample making, Grading, Specification, and local Production…but there is one more, crucial component that’s needed for someone who is just starting up, Insider knowledge.

We love working with start-ups, because we have found the best way to support and educate them through the entire process.
Have you spoken to other Patternmakers and Manufacturers, but have been told that they are too busy or that you are not the right customer for them?

Feel like everyone is hiding information from you? This might not be the case. One reason you aren’t getting the answers you want is because what you think is a quick answer, might be such a big question to someone who knows, that they don’t even know how to start explaining it.

The Fashion Industry is full of mystery and from the outside it might not seem so hard. You just draw a picture and a Manufacturer will make it, right? Unfortunately not, there are so many more steps involved that you would never imagine until you get started.

After more than 12 years in the business of helping start-ups launch, we would like to take you on a journey to start your discovery.

The Start Up Launching Point is the perfect place to start: this includes a short video (above) which outlines some of the basics and the option to sign up for our Manufacturing Discovery Masterclass. Run weekly, and hosted by industry veteran and founder of Sample Room, Julia Van Der Sommen. In the Manufacturing Discovery Masterclass, Julia will cover off the questions she gets asked all the time, outline the process to get manufacturer ready, how Sample Room can help get you there with our Fashion Label Launchpad program and then open the floor for Q & A  - get ready to ask your burning questions!

The Manufacturing Discovery Masterclass will outline information including:


  • The process and steps that are involved in development and manufacturing,

  • What your important involvement is in the process

  • What you need to know to choose the right manufacturer for your product

  • What a manufacturer needs from you to take on your job

  • How long the process takes

  • Why starting with a Specification/ Tech pack is not the right way to develop a product

  • A rough idea of the costs involved.

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Manufacturing discovery MASTERCLASS

1 hour live on-line masterclass with Julia Van Der Sommen
for $44 (inc. gst)

Prior to purchasing the Manufacturing Discovery Masterclass, you will be asked to a select a masterclass session that suits you. We will be hosting a masterclass each week with one during the day one week and the following week a session in the evening to help accommodate your commitments. 

This process is by far the best way to prepare for and spend your money in the right say so by the time we meet in a business consultation, you can make the most of the money and the time we spend together.

In the early days we became so disheartened with clients who came to us with fantastic ideas and a very clear vision, but didn’t know what to do, where to go and how to take the next step; and as a result failed to make it to their second season.

I thought ‘If only I could just guide them through the first 6 months/ first design cycle they would then have the knowledge to successfully launch their range’.

Learning how to develop and produce your range the right way is critical to your success!

There is a SMART way of launching your business and an EXPENSIVE way.

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1 hour live on-line masterclass with Julia Van Der Sommen
for $44 (inc. gst)

You will leave this Manufacturing Discovery Masterclass with

  • A clear idea of the next steps that you need to take

  • A greater understanding of the possible pitfalls of the fashion industry

  • Strategies you can use to get started – and be successful

  • The specific information that you will need to turn your ideas into reality

  • An understanding if you have the knowledge you need or if you need further information

We will also let you know about how you can find more information through our mentoring program.
Investing $44 (inc. GST) and an hour of rare industry insights  with Julia will be the best thing that you do before you take the bigger step and invest $1'000’s in your idea.

What is it worth to you to get started on the right track and to know what to do to stay there?

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1 hour live on-line masterclass with Julia Van Der Sommen
for $44 (inc. gst)


Fashion Label Launchpad Mentee Launches


Launch your fashion

We will guide you through every step of the way!