The Amazon Effect tells the story of Amazon Fashion, a strong competitor in retail grabbing as much as 4% of all U.S. retail sales in 2017. As an online shop owner, brick-and-mortar boutique owner, or fashion entrepreneur, it’s wise to plan out a solid retail strategy that will make your business sustainable for years to come in spite of challenges like Amazon Fashion.
It’s the new year and one of your goals is to finally start your own clothing line. If you and your wallet are still recovering from the holidays, lucky for you, it’s 2018 and there’s plenty of free fashion designing apps available to help you start your own clothing line with no money. Check them out below.
Intellectual property theft happens – even in fashion design. From the Kardashians keeping up a little too closely with indie streetwear designers, to cautionary tales from creatives who’ve partnered with clothes manufacturers abroad only to find their garments on Amazon for cheaper, there’s no shortage of frustrating stories.
Happy Thanksgiving, fashion Makers, movers, and shakers! This month we’re thankful for you, and for the amazing experience we had earlier this month at the 2017 WebSummit, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Last Friday, MakersValley received a $50,000 award from Arch Grants. This Grant, awarded to 96 startups out of a competing 3,000+, will give MakersValley the power to bring new membership benefits to our amazing community of designers.
"It's mind-blowing to me that I can take an idea for a piece of clothing, package it up into documentation that can be shared with MakersValley electronically accompanied with physical samples, which they use to make it. And just a few months later, with very little back and forth in between, I receive a quality piece of manufactured clothing in return and at a reasonable cost too."