5 Steps to Start Your Own Private Label Clothing Line

Posted by MakersValley on 7/30/18 2:06 PM

In Manufacturing in Italy, Private Label, Fashion Entrepreneurship


Are you the owner of an online clothing store, brick-and mortar boutique, or a fashion designer with an idea for the perfect garment, and wanting to create your own private label clothing line?

Once you have your design for the perfect garment, it can be difficult to get to the next step: finding clothing manufacturers and navigating the private label manufacturing process without any guidance.

Well, we understand, and we’re here to help! We’ve simplified private label manufacturing into 5 steps. Follow the process below, and if you need more help, don’t worry, your MakersValley account manager can also guide you through every step.

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Step 1. Create your project & choose Be Inspired or Bring to Life

Include as many details as possible in your project - more is better at this step of the process!

Bring to Life projects require your pattern and photos of your physical sample. The manufacturer’s quote will only be accurate if you enter complete information. If you have any doubts, reach out to your account manager in Messages.

For Be Inspired projects, you can order any white label samples for sale in the Be Inspired Catalog, customize them and add on your own brand label. Once you select a Be Inspired sample, pay your invoice for that piece, and we’ll ship it to you.

 Receive bids directly from Italian manufacturers and artisans when you manufacture your clothing line with MakersValley.


Step 2. Review bids from clothing manufacturers

Receive bids from 150+ Italian manufacturers and artisans to manufacture your private label product. You’ll start receiving bids within 10 business days of your project getting approved.

When you receive your Be Inspired sample, first tell us all the changes you want to make to your sample by filling out the project feedback questionnaire on the Platform.

Then, submit your project and you’ll receive bids instantly for your new and improved product sample.


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Step 3. Ship your sample & pattern to us

Your pattern and physical sample (either your own sample or a Be Inspired sample) is the instruction manual for the factory.

In addition to uploading your pattern and photos of your physical sew-by sample in your project on the Platform, you’ll also need to ship it to us.

This is a requirement for both Be Inspired and Bring to Life projects. Your account manager will be in touch with shipping instructions.


Watch as your garment is made in Italy, from anywhere in the world, using the MakersValley Platform.


Step 4. Receive your garment sample & give feedback

Send us feedback on the Platform on how your first garment sample came out.

If you love the sample the way it is, let us know and we’ll send you the production invoice for approval.

If you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll send you a new quote for the 2nd sample with your modifications.

Then, ship your approved sample back to us.


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Step 5. Go into production

Once you’ve approved your sample, we’ll send you a shipping and customs invoice and handle all the logistics to get your order from Italy to your doorstep.

Then, receive your production order in 6 weeks & start selling!

Log back into your account and tell us when you’d like to repeat your order, maybe in a different color or style that your customers requested, or create something completely different.

It really is that simple! 

You can get started today by creating your free MakersValley account and take a look at how the platform works. You can start a project for free, then when you're ready, submit your project and activate your membership to join our community of Makers!  

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