How to make it in the garment industry

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Fashion Industry 101: is geared towards helping the new fashion designer, production person as well as retailer who wants to start their own private label line. Fashion Industry 101: is a practical, insightful, crash course on how business is really done.

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The Basics

  • What is the first step?
  • How to find a factory.
  • What are the buyers looking for in a line?
  • How to get financing.
  • What are the market selling periods & seasons?
  • Cash flow

Merchandising & Design

  • How to get samples made.
  • Where to buy fabric and trim.
  • Putting together a line.
  • Grading
  • Building a brand (marketing).
  • Target marketing your line.

Selling the Line

  • Should you have a Web presence?
  • Where should I have my Showroom?
  • How to find the right Representatives.
  • Trade Shows
  • What are the buyers looking for?
  • How to sell to a major department store.
  • Taking the order.
  • International Sales

Operations

  • How to check credit & establish terms.
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Company Policies
  • Inventory Control
  • Off price selling
  • Computer Technology