Why is it so Hard to Find a Manufacturer or Fabric Agent When You First Start Out

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Are you dreaming of starting your own fashion label or working with manufacturers and fabric agents, but they are impossible to find and often don’t seem to want to work with you? 


It’s important to know that the fashion industry requires more than just creativity and style. There is a whole world of knowledge and technical know-how that needs to be mastered. In this blog post, we will discuss the vital role of education in the fashion industry and how it can bridge the knowledge gap for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs. From understanding the production process to building fruitful relationships with manufacturers, education is the key to success in the fashion world. So, if you’re ready to dive into the world of fashion, now is the time to enroll in educational programs and start your journey towards a thriving fashion business.

Ever contemplated starting your own fashion label? How about working with manufacturers or fabric agents? If so, you should know that it’s not all about brimming with creativity and a sense of style. There’s a whole backstage process that needs mastering and a sea of knowledge to plunge into!

We live in a time where social media paves the way for anyone to present their fashion ideas to the world. However, this easy access doesn’t necessarily mean we’re equipped with the technical know-how essential to managing production lines. Indeed, many newbies in the industry find themselves at sea confronting elaborate tasks such as briefing a manufacturer, creating cut sheets and understanding the production process. This is where education plays a crucial role.

Although it might be tempting to entrust everything to a consultant and hope for the best, learning is non-negotiable in the complex fashion world. We’re not merely talking about picking up knowledge bits here and there; comprehensive and structured learning is essential. This is why we have fashion schools, courses and workshops.

Don’t be discouraged. This may sound daunting, but everyone has to start somewhere. Programs like the Fashion Label Launchpad and the Start Your Fashion Business Workshop aims to arm you with necessary industry knowledge, ensuring a smooth start and continued support.

To understand why knowledge is pivotal, consider this: manufacturers appreciate clients who comprehend their struggles, deadlines, and language. It lessens the communication gap and speeds the work process. In turn, they are more willing to invest their time and effort in start-ups that have equipped themselves with essential industry vocabulary and know-how. 

Investing time in education translates into fruitful relationships with manufacturers or fabric agents. You can confidently delve into discussions about fabric components, development and manufacturing processes, or even devising color grids. All these seemingly complicated tasks become manageable with proper education.

Finally, remember starting up a fashion business is not easy, but it’s far from impossible. The key lies in gaining knowledge about the industry and mastering it. This education results in fruitful collaborations and thriving businesses. Turns out, knowing your cut sheets from your color grids is just as important as having a killer design sense! And if you’re interested in starting your journey, now’s the time to enroll in educational programs teaching the industry.

We encourage anyone seriously interested in the fashion industry to take these steps – educate yourself, understand the process, and remember, education is not a gateway to the industry, it is a pillar of it.


Would you like help to start your fashion label? Or help you take it to the next level? 

Are you a new designer? Or are you looking to move back from overseas production and are not sure where to start? 

At Last! A program that will share priceless insider secrets, giving you the tools to turn your designs into garments and help you achieve the ultimate success of creating your ethical fashion or clothing business.

What’s included: 

  • Weekly information-packed videos to give you the inside knowledge and language you need to know to talk with businesses in the fashion and manufacturing industry. 
  • Monthly webinars with industry experts, suppliers and past successful mentees. 
  • Assistance throughout the entire development process of your product.
  • Knowledge on the best suppliers, pattern making, garment construction, the manufacturing process, reducing costs, cashflow, and much more detailed knowledge that you MUST have to succeed in this industry.

Come and see what it’s all about!

Next Monday we will open the doors to the Fashion Label Launchpad program. Click the image below to find out more.

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