Many people want to start a clothing line or clothing brand. After all, how difficult could it be?
The truth is that clothing brands become successful in part because they’re created by people who are passionate about clothing.
But, a clothing brand needs more than just an exquisite apparel design to create a lasting business. It needs all the trappings of a successful business as well. Apparel retailers need to master marketing, manufacturing, and retailing, among other things.
Passion concept by designer + Right Manufacture production team + Marketing retail GURU = 100% success fashion business!
Fashion is amazing in the way it balances art and commerce, but it’s a business. Don’t start a business because you want to design. Start a business because you want to start a business.
So, are you a fashion designer or an apparel entrepreneur? If you are ready to start a business (whether part-time or full-time) and wondering how to start your own successful clothing line, let’s get down to it.
This is your definitive guide on how to start a clothing line, including design, sampling, production, packaging, building a web presence, finding partners or investors, and much more.
How to Start a Clothing Business in 10 Steps
Develop your clothing brand
Fill in the business blanks
Crunch the numbers
Build a web presence
Plan your first collection
Prepare for manufacturing
Create a sales plan
Spread the word
Find partners or investors
Find the right help
Pattern Maker LA is the team of professionals who helped to start many US fashion brands from scratch.
Let’s get started.