Natural Fibers: Fabric 101 for Fashion Designers Without Degrees
Fabric 101: Designing With Natural Fibers While fashion design requires many crucial components, fabric knowledge is the most fundamental part of the design process. The fabric is so important, that we often encourage our clients to choose their fabrics before sketching or sampling! As a [...]
Which Types of Seams Will Work Best for My Design?
Learn How to Choose the Best Types of Seams For Your Design Samples Are you in the sample-making stage, but feeling overwhelmed by all the construction details? While it’s a multi-faceted process, the types of seams and finishes you use are one of the most [...]
Building a Clothing Brand in the Digital Age: Brick-and-Mortar Isn’t Dead
Do you dream of building a clothing brand, but feel threatened by today’s fast-paced digital age? Would you like to diversify your selling channels and not feel so limited to e-commerce or wholesale? Though most brick-and-mortar business models have to fight to stay relevant, some [...]
How the Pre-sale Model is Financially and Environmentally Sustainable
Do you have design ideas, but no money for production? Do you want to produce a line, but afraid your inventory won’t sell? Adopting a pre-sale model allows you to sell your design before it’s produced! It’s also proven to be one of the most [...]
How to Start a Fashion Retail Business and Maintain It
Do you dream of not only starting a line- but also running your own fashion retail business? Watch our founder, Christine Daal’s interview with milliner, designer, and retail business owner, Susan van der Linde, where she talks about how she got started and the key [...]
Fashion District Tour that Connects Designers with Lead Manufacturers
Fashion Angel Warrior Talks Fashion District Manufacturing Tours, Mentorship, and More with Bronxnet TV! Watch our interview with Bronxnet TV as we share how our manufacturing tours can help restore Manhattan’s Fashion District! With over 15 years of industry experience, we find joy in connecting [...]
Starting a Handbag Line: Is Your Business Your Baby?
Here our founder, Christine Daal, interviews Laura Dotolo, founder of NYC handbag line and manufacturing company, Clutch Made! Watch Laura shed wisdom on growing pains of starting a handbag line as she shares the importance of treating your business like a baby, persevering through fear, and [...]
American Manufacturing: Past, Present, & Future
There’s been a lot of talks lately about the rise of American manufacturing in the Fashion Industry. But what is really happening right now with American manufacturing and what’s to come for the future? Let’s take a closer look starting with what caused American manufacturing to [...]
10 Things a Fashion Business Can Learn from Shark Tank
A lot of fashion designers often think they can just come up with an idea, pitch it to Shark Tank, and suddenly their fashion business will be booming! Well, it’s a lot more complicated than that! In fact it’s so complex that we put together [...]
Is Consignment Worth it for a Small Startup Designer?
As a startup designer, a common issue is getting stores to place a buy with you. Often times boutiques are reluctant to take a chance on a new designer in fear of something going wrong, whether it’s late shipments or horrible sell through or worse! [...]