Tag: manufacturing

SFD025: Make the Most of A Fashion Sourcing Trade Show

October 30, 2017

Trish has worked with companies that support startup and indie designers since 2009. Her breadth of knowledge isn’t just around trade shows, but the business that goes on behind launching and building a successful brand. From how to get started to ensure success (yes, it includes finances and costing) to how to make the most of […]

SFD022: Why We All Must Ask: Who Made My Clothes?

October 09, 2017

Carry Somers is founder of Fashion Revolution – a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. If you’ve seen the “Who Made My Clothes” sign that millions of consumers, brands and producers have shared on social media, then you know what Fashion Revolution is doing. Simply put, they’re asking […]

SFD020: How to Source Low Minimum Fabrics & Trims for Your Fashion Collection

September 25, 2017

Jay is your absolute one stop shop for sourcing anything and everything you need to make your product, including fabrics, trims, hangtags, labels and so much more. In this interview, Jay shares why indie designers are seeing more success now than they were 5 years ago, what materials you can cut costs on and where […]

SFD019: What’s it really like to manufacture apparel in the US?

September 18, 2017

Kathryn Hilderbrand is a master tailor, designer and business entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working in the fashion industry. She founded Good Clothing Company in 2015 to create small runs of production for designers, and is passionate about bringing clothing manufacturing back to the United States. In this interview, she shares why it’s important […]

SFD017: Why You Shouldn’t Design for Everyone with Anna of VMora

August 28, 2017

Anna Livermore is founder of VMora, a fashion business and production consulting company that works one on one with independent designers. In this interview, she shares where many designers waste money that has little to no return, why you should look at your first round of production as a test, and why staying specific and niche with […]

SFD 015: How to Get Factories to Take You Seriously

August 14, 2017

Kathleen Fasanella is author of one of the fashion industry’s best resource books, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing. Kathleen is a trained pattern maker with almost 4 decades of experience, and now owns a factory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this interview, she shares why speaking the right language can help factories and […]

SFD014: The (Sometimes Ugly) Truth About A Fashion Design Career

August 07, 2017

Having a job as a fashion designer seems glamorous and creative. But to be honest, it isn’t always that way. Most people don’t talk about this publicly, but Emily Keller is different. Which is why I knew I had to invite her on the show. In this episode, Emily shares her experience working as an employee the […]

SFD013: The Step by Step Production Process for Fashion Design Entrepreneurs

July 31, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Abbie Ellis, co-founder of Stitch Method – a Chicago fashion agency that helps you DEFINE your market, DEVELOP your product and DELIVER it to your customers. In the interview, she walks through a step by step overview of the production process, how to work backwards from costing and budgeting […]

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