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!
When your passion for sneakers makes you fall in love with an industry that will soon make your dreams come true.
Take a look at Angel’s journey to success. He went from a boy who loved sneakers to creating his own brand and making what once was just a dream, a reality.
Behind every garment, there is a talented artisan who worked hard to make it. That's why we want you to get to know the artisans responsible for bringing your designs to life.
Meet Raffaele, an independent artisan who followed his dream and found success on the way!
Fabric, a term you are going to encounter a lot if you are in the fashion industry. If I ask you to tell me what fabrics are, you will say "easy, it's what we use to make a garment, right?!" Now, what if I ask you to tell me what a fiber is, or to tell me the difference between a fabric and a fiber. Would you be able to answer that?
Did I lose you there? Don’t worry, many people get confused with these two terms, but once you understand each of them it will be easier. Keep reading and I will explain the difference between fabrics and fibers!
Picture the beautiful scenes of Southern Italy, to be specific Naples, there lived a family of four. The mother a boutique owner, the father owned another and the son grew around luxury apparel artisans and manufacturers, where his parents bought the merchandise for their boutiques.
As he grew up, he would go with his backpack to these artisans and manufacturers and buy the extra merchandise left behind by designers such as Versace and Dolce & Gabanna. As he grew up he noticed that the family owned manufacturing factories were closing down. He became passionate about finding a solution to keep these family owned apparel manufacturing companies open.
At MakersValley, we are extremely proud of our Italian artisans. We have created this Artisan Spotlight series to feature our artisans so you may get to know who will be making your custom products. As part of Artisan Spotlight, you will meet Luisa and read about her story and her advice to you and for your business.
Whenever someone thinks of fashion design, the first thing that comes to mind is glamour and sparkle, but in reality there’s more to it. In order for that sparkly outfit to end up in your closet, there is a process that has to happen.
Fashion, like any source of culture, is a great jigsaw puzzle! You just need to put all the pieces together in order to get a unique product.
Over the last couple of months, MakersValley has been working in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Our company was selected for Parallel 18, the island’s most innovative startup accelerator program. Even though our time here is coming to an end, we can’t forget that they've taught us to #WorkHardPlayTropical.