Customer-Centric-The Key to Fashion Business Success

May 15, 2024
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Are you dreaming of making it big in the fashion world? Well, buckle up because I’m about to take you on a journey to mastering fashion business success!  Whether you’re just starting out or looking to level up your game, this guide has everything you need to know to thrive in the industry. Understanding the…

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Starting a fashion label and need a quote?

April 20, 2023
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Need a quote?

Tips for Requesting a Garment Quote: Providing the Right Information Are you planning on requesting a garment quote? It’s important to know that it’s not as simple as just asking for a price. Manufacturers and pattern makers need specific information in order to provide an accurate quote or estimate. In this blog post, we’ll provide…

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Garment costs

March 9, 2023
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Did you know that there are many factors that can affect your final profit margin? What goes into the cost of garments? As a designer, there are a number of things you do to reduce your garment costs, but something that can have a big impact with this, is fabric width. I recently had a…

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Revitalizing your patterns and using them to the best effect

March 3, 2023
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Revitalizing Your Patterns

Today I want to share some valuable insights on how to make informed decisions to move forward in the future with your patterns and make the most of what you have spent in the past. While this is more aimed at established businesses that have gone through the development process before, it is also critical…

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Where do you find inspiration for your fashion range?

February 24, 2023
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Where do you find inspiration for your fashion range? Well, before diving in, the first thing to think about is: Are you doing a high fashion/ high-trend range or a range that reflects your personal style and market needs? Your sources of inspiration will significantly depend on your answer to this question. So, this is…

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Who owns my patterns?

February 17, 2023
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Patterns

Who owns my patterns? Is it the pattern maker? Is it the designer? Or is it shared? This is quite a common question often asked by start-up fashion designers. I think this is a really critical topic for you to get clarity on as your patterns are your investment. You need to know where you…

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Finding fabric agents and suppliers

February 10, 2023
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Finding Fabric Agents

Starting a fashion business in Australia can come with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to finding the right fabric suppliers.  During my recent trip to the US for a trade show called Impressions, I was struck by the simplicity of finding fabric agents and suppliers in the fashion industry, thanks to…

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Working out costs of development and production

January 27, 2023
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There is a huge list of questions that I have been asked over the last 12 years from start-up designers. These are the most common questions that everybody has and probably you are looking for answers to similar questions. So, in this blog, I’m answering one of the most asked questions and that is around…

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Expert tips on how to start your fashion label

December 16, 2022
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Expert Tips On How To Start Your Fashion Label

Do you have questions and concerns when it comes to figuring out what needs to be done to launch your fashion label? There are so many questions and concerns when it comes to starting your own business, and it’s normal to feel a bit confused and scared as these are big and important questions. The…

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