Over the years I have stumbled upon many valuable resources for fashion start-ups investigating apparel production overseas for the first time. In the picture you see Belinda who is a tech pack freelancer I recommend. She is holding a brochure of a reliable QC company I recommend.
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My name is Diamond and we connected at MAGIC in Las Vegas last week. I am in the very beginning stages of designing a women's, young contemporary line. You shared very insightful information about producing domestically, how to be prepared for the questions that will be asked, and you even introduced me to the people over at Indie Source.Thanks so much for all of the information and sharing your experience and knowledge with me. It was definitely insightful.
16 Things to prepare before contacting a factory.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 My best advice
Chapter 2 Meeting MOQs
Chapter 3 Choosing fabrics
Chapter 4 Printing options
Chapter 5 Know your trims
Chapter 6 Know your accessories
Chapter 7 Prepare tech packs
Chapter 8 Getting samples made
Chapter 9 Find the right factory
Chapter 10 Packing options
Chapter 11 Bond with factory
Chapter 12 Negotiating strategies
Chapter 13 Production steps
Chapter 14 How to manage quality
Chapter 15 Shipping Documents
Chapter 16 Choose Freight Forwarder
Chapter 17 Calculate Import Duties
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Other Great Books for Fashion Start Ups
Fashion for Profit by Frances Harder
Fashion for Profit reads like a text book and has a LOT of practical forms, figures and tips based on Frances's first hand experience of starting a fashion brand and then failing because she was not prepared for the business side of fashion.
Frances is the founder of Fashion Business Incorporated in Los Angeles California where she and her team host webinars, conferences, training sessions and fashion shows dedicated to guiding fashion start-ups. She is a guide to producing garments in Vietnam.
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1. Which styles do you want to manufacture first?
2. Do you have tech packs?
3. Do you have any special factory requirements?
4. Have you produced before? If yes, then in what country?
5. What quantity per style per color do you order?
6. Does your company have a website?
7. Do you want to work with an agent or directly with the factory?
8. Do you plan to visit Vietnam?
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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