"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."
How was the idea for Fuzzera Jeans born?
Cliff lived and worked in a creativity inspiring space called The Pajama Factory in North Central Pennsylvania. During his time there, he decided that out of curiosity he was going to take a series of fashion workshops, which were given by Valerie, a local fashion professional.
"I had no prior interest, experience or know-how, but I had an idea to make contemporary-fit bell bottom jeans for men, and together, she and I made some from scratch."
What made him change his mind?
After they made their first pair of bell bottom jeans, Cliff liked them so much that he wanted to do more, and see if other people would like them too. That’s when he decided to bring Fuzzera Jeans to the market. He contacted MakersValley to help with the process of manufacturing his jeans.
"MakersValley is an amazing resource, and I am excited about continuing to work together. I think that communication, timeliness and attention to detail, is very important."
He chose to work with MakersValley because all of the manufacturers he contacted beforehand required minimum orders quantities far beyond what he could afford. That’s when he was referred to MakersValley by The Patternmakers, a pattern-making startup based in Cleveland. It was cost-effective for Cliff to work with MakersValley because their per unit costs and minimum orders were in line with his budget, while keeping the quality of his products very high.
"This has been a great experience! I work hard on my end to be as thorough and timely and accurate as I can with my communication, despite my lack of experience in the fashion industry, and your communication and attention to detail has been very good and much appreciated."
We're making great progress, and I am excited about continuing to move towards my first production run soon!
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