Do you dream of starting your own clothing line?
To be successful,
you'll have to learn how to run a business, market your products, and
keep your customers happy. Here are some basics on getting started in the
clothing and fashion business.
Step 1: Create a solid and clear business
plan. Your business plan needs to lay out how you intend to manage your
clothing line. Try to be as realistic as possible when you write this.
Remember, it's better to underestimate your profits and be pleasantly
surprised than to overestimate your abilities and be disappointed. Think
about these aspects: -Funding -Costs -Research(what is current)
-Profitability(part time or full time business) -Legalities(partnership)
-Employees -Choose a brand name -Design a logo.
Step 2: Design the clothes
.This is the fun part for many people,but it's only 10-15 percent of the
process! Make sketches, get feedback, and decide which ones will
constitute your first collection. Pick out fabrics and materials that
are cost effective and current.
Step 3: Create a website to promote your
clothing line. Make sure it looks very professional and presents your
line in the best light. Provide contact information, in case stores or
other merchants want to get in touch with you. If you want to give people
the ability to buy clothing from your website, you'll need to set up a
shopping cart and merchant account so you can accept credit card
Step 4.Promote your line- advertise it. Tell people, put it in
newspapers and magazines. Make people aware that it exists.
I hope this
was helpful. See you at the top!