Traditional wholesale manufacturing poses certain challenges for fashion designers and boutique owners. Wholesale manufacturers can change their prices on boutiques suddenly, resell original designs to other boutique owners for less, or shutter their doors altogether, leaving you and your customers at a loss for your favorite products.
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 private clothing label 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.
"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."
Amalfi Love is 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 fashion entrepreneurs an opportunity to break into the industry by showing them how to put their ideas into action.