This week I sat down with Charlotte, from Charlotte London, to help her out with a series of blog posts she is writing on starting a fashion business. She interviewed me about Tech Packs, sampling and manufacturing, among other things, as part 3 of her series. Here is a little taste of the interview ThankRead more ⟶
Category: Tech Packs
THE SAMPLING PROCESS
If you’re looking to start a fashion brand, which doesn’t buy and resell products, then you’ll need to make something. That means dealing with factories and going through a sampling process. This is something that I get a lot of questions about, because it’s often misrepresented or not explained properly and needs some clarity onRead more ⟶
TECH PACK SOFTWARE & ONLINE TOOLS… ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
So you want to make your life simple when it comes to creating Tech Packs. You want something that will do the work for you. You want computer software to take away the stress, lack of experience, cost and time of creating Tech Packs….. Well in this post I’ll explain why Tech Pack software onlyRead more ⟶
LOVE VIDEOS? THEN ASK YOUR QUESTIONS AT 5 MINUTE FASHION BRAND
When it comes to fashion brands, social media is essential to speak to your customers and find an audience that love your products. I’m always talking about developing relationships with customers and finding out who they are and what they are about, to gain a better relationship and therefore more sales. Serving your customer and providingRead more ⟶
TECH PACK VS SPEC SHEET. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
So you’ve worked hard to get a new job or start a fashion brand and now you need to make the products you’ve designed. If you’re confused about Tech Packs for clothing and Spec Sheets, don’t worry! In this post I’m going to explain everything you need to know and by the time you haveRead more ⟶
[E BOOK] HOW TO CREATE TECH PACKS FOR FASHION
Since Tech Packs for clothing are a subject that I talk about quite a lot and after doing almost 8000 for clients, I thought it might be a good idea to write a book. Actually, it’s more of a step by step, DIY guide, for people who want to create their own Tech Packs forRead more ⟶
TECH PACKS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT’S INSIDE?
If you have ever needed to get a Tech Pack made for clothing, you’ll know that it’s quite a complex document. If you’ve never had a Tech Pack done for your product or collection, then you are about to discover how the professionals put one together. In this post I’m going to cover the contentsRead more ⟶
TIGHT BUDGET FOR YOUR FASHION BRAND? 3 KEY THINGS YOU SHOULD SPEND IT ON.
Starting a fashion brand can be pricey. In the beginning, new fashion start ups key to save money and this means cutting corners. If you’re thinking about starting a fashion brand, or even if you’ve already got one, then there are 3 things you should never scrimp on, because it will cost you sales andRead more ⟶
4 TIPS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE A GOOD GARMENT FACTORY
For many people who start fashion brands, you probably have designs and ideas already. You may, if you know how to make clothes, have tried out a few samples yourself, even to the point of selling your items online or at craft markets. But if you have got to a point where you want toRead more ⟶
RESOURCE: MEASURING BUTTONS – LIGNE
For most people, measuring buttons is a case of just giving a measurement or picking a design you like. In production, we measure the size of a button using something called “Ligne” Wikipedia describes the history of the word as: In the 9th century German button makers began to use the term ligne to measureRead more ⟶
THE SAMPLING PROCESS – RETAIL STYLE
When you are working with a factory, there is a lot more to do than a simple sketch that gets made a few weeks later. Actually there is an entire process from an initial sample through to production. When you are working with a factory, they have to simplify all processes to make sure that theyRead more ⟶
DRESSMAKING IS NOT RETAIL STANDARD
I was having an interesting conversation last week with someone looking to start-up a new fashion brand. They had no background in fashion or retail, which is quite common and actually not as big a problem as many people imagine. To get started, they chose to learn how to make clothes by going to dressmaking classes.Read more ⟶