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SFD025: Make the Most of A Fashion Sourcing Trade Show for Your Clothing Line

October 30, 2017

Attending a trade show is expensive, so before you go, make sure you’re fully prepared. Get industry expert advice from Trish of DG Expo to make the most of your trade show visits. Learn what mistakes you should avoid, and how to walk away with the right fabrics, trims and contacts for your clothing line.


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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 clothing line.

From how to get started to ensure success (yes, it includes finances and costing) to how to make the most of your trade show visit, she’s extremely knowledgeable and graciously shared tons of tips during our interview.

If you’re starting a clothing line, you don’t want to miss this episode. You’ll discover not only how to make your trade show visit worthwhile, but also hear Trish’s insights on making it as a startup fashion designer.



You will learn:

  • When you should attend your first fashion trade show (hint: it’s sooner than you think)
  • How to prepare for a successful show
  • Why follow up after the show is the most important part of building relationships for your clothing line
  • The difference between sourcing at a small show like DGexpo vs a large show like Magic
  • How to explain to suppliers what you want if you don’t speak the right lingo

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