10 Point Checklist To Starting A Fashion Label In 2020

10 Point Checklist To Starting A Fashion Label In 2020

We believe January is one of the best months of the year. This is the month you are focussed, determined and motivated to achieve your professional and personal aspirations. To set yourself up for a successful year it is important to harness this fresh energy and make the most of it. So if starting a

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Instagram For Your Fashion Label PART 2: Setting up your profile for success

Instagram For Your Fashion Label PART 2: Setting up your profile for success

In the first of our Instagram for Fashion Labels series we discussed defining your brand, your visuals/interests, pinpointing what value can you give your followers, how to curate your feed and what to look for in your competitors. This blog will be all about setting up your profile and templates and the final blog will

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Instagram For Your Fashion Label PART 1: Do this before you open your account!

Instagram For Your Fashion Label PART 1: Do this before you open your account!

Social media is a large part of many new fashion labels marketing strategy. A lot of people will refer to social media as a free tool, as yes, you can open an instagram account for free. But I think this is the wrong way to look at it, as it isn’t really free, it takes

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Everything you need to know about fabric shrinkage

Everything you need to know about fabric shrinkage

During our Fashion Label Launch Pad Program our mentees gather for monthly group calls to discuss any niggling questions that have been presented to them on their new fashion journeys. This month’s hot topic in discussion was how to manage and prepare for fabric shrinkage. When choosing fabrics for your collection it is highly important

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Planning the first photoshoot for your new label? Here are our do’s and don’ts to ensure every shoot is a success!

Planning the first photoshoot for your new label? Here are our do’s and don’ts to ensure every shoot is a success!

You’ve spent months upon months pouring blood, sweat and tears into creating the perfect garment for your collection, and soon it will be time to release your product to market! Even though your garment might look a million bucks to hold in your hands, it is imperative that the rest of the world fully understands

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What does it mean to be an ethically accredited label?

What does it mean to be an ethically accredited label?

When creating your new label from the ground up, there are many aspects to take into consideration in order to shape your label into a business that represents who and what you stand for. From sustainability, to the locality of the materials sourced, you, the designer, have the artistic freedom to structure a label how

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Mentee's Launch: The Feather Bird

Mentee’s Launch: The Feather Bird

Our Mentee: Felicity Barras owner of The Feather Bird After finding a gap in them market, our past mentee Felicity Barras designed a range of gorgeous gender neautral children’s wear. Here is more about Felicity’s new label ‘The Feather Bird’ and time spent as part of Sample Room’s Fashion Label Launch Pad Program. What is

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As of today, we are changing the fashion industry forever...

As of today, we are changing the fashion industry forever…

  It has been five long years. PATTERNROOM.COM has been a dream of mine for a long time now. And there is a good reason why nobody has ever launched anything like Pattern Room before. Simply – it was hard. By no means have we been on an easy or smooth sailing road to lead

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Sample Room + Fashion Revolution: Introducing Mai

Sample Room + Fashion Revolution: Introducing Mai

In honour of Fashion Revolution Week we would like to introduce Mai, one of our valued sample machinists. Originally from Vietnam, Mai has lived in Australia since 1995 after closing a tailoring shop she ran for 15 years. Mai was recommended from a family member to take the big leap and move to Australia with

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Sample Room + Fashion Revolution: Introducing Sharon

Sample Room + Fashion Revolution: Introducing Sharon

Here at Sample Room we are proudly ethically accredited and value the importance of a safe and fair workplace. We have staff from all over the world including people local to Melbourne, creating a diverse and experienced team. Julia’s (founder of Sample Room) ethical practices are founded by the passion to respect the knowledge and

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