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."
January 25th, 2017 started out like any other day for the MakersValley team. From the US, Italy, and Argentina, we were all working on building up our infrastructures and serving our customers until we got an email from Sebastian Vidal informing us that we had been selected to become part of the third generation of startups in the Parallel18 accelerator program in Puerto Rico.
Amalfi Love, the Resort 18 Collection made by the Puerto Rican fashion designer Ana María Mariana. We were able to be part of the presentation of her resort line and it was an amazing experience! #MadeinPuertoRico
Design your Business, an event created by INprende and Aguja Local, offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to break into the fashion industry by showing them how to put their innovative ideas into action.
Demo Day, the culmination of Parallel 18's five-month startup acceleration program, the end of a journey and the beginning of a new one. The day that 30 startups, including MakersValley, from Puerto Rico, USA, Europe and Latin America all came together and had the opportunity to showcase their companies to international investors. No pressure, right!?
That one staple piece that can’t go missing in your wardrobe. The one that gets you out of trouble when you have nothing to wear at that last minute event. Yeah, you know the one. The one you can accessorize for any occasion.
It's classic, simple, yet elegant, all at once... Yes, I’m talking about the little black dress!
The most important component of a garment is its fabric. It doesn't matter how well crafted the seams of the garment are, if it’s made from the wrong fabric, it will not do justice to the design and will end up looking like a disaster.
Picture this: you have an awesome idea, you make the sketch, and turn it into a pattern. The next step is to make it, but in order to do so you need the fabric; this the part where things start to get interesting. Keep reading to find out how to make fabric shopping easier!