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I am looking to launch my line either for Spring 2011 or Fall 2011. I have over 5 years experience in the industry and currently work for a company designing uniforms. This has been a long time goal of mine to launch my own line of clothing targeted toward petite. I have several collections designed and samples I have made myself. However with a full-time job and very little money I don't really want to run my own company. Not only is it time consuming but instead of trying my hand at something I don't have skill in I would like to focus on keeping the quality of my product by focusing on what I am very good at; designing clothing. Are there any companies or retail concepts out there that allow a person to focus on the creative end while they take care of the rest like sourcing, managing production, sales reps, accounting, etc.? I know it's a reach in the dark but my theory is even if I take business classes (and I have), I will not be an expert at owning my own business and running your own company by yourself will require 90% of my time and I feel the design will suffer and failure would soon follow. I wouldn't want someone who took a few classes in mechanics to work on my car, so why should someone with incredible design ability and knowledge of clothing try to be a CEO? Any leeds, thoughts, and references are welcome. Thanks.

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Hello,
I am ready to support to you from Bangladesh for any kind co apparel & clothing.

CUSTOMER SERVICES

Buyer’s designs & ideas or sample are mostly welcome and we have our designing division & sampling sections. Bangladesh Apparel House is very specialized in knit & sweater items and capable to handle any kind of knit, sweater & woven items for ready-made Garment. Bangladesh Apparel Houses is one of the established and experienced clothing buying house in BD. The management is highly skilled & experiences more than 7 years, in global sourcing especially from Bangladesh, a team of expatriate textile professionals oversees various divisions which include an in- sampling section, laboratory, product development, production, post production inspections, coordination & communication, shipping and timely deliveries.

TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGNS

Bangladesh Apparel House Now has one design studios with integrated sampling units, based in Dhaka. Bangladesh Apparel House design teams are led by extremely talented graduates from leading Bangladesh institute of fashion & technology (BIFT), the world famous fashion institute based in Bangladesh, under Bangladesh garment manufacturer & exporters association (BGMEA). The in-house sampling unit in Dhaka consists of a machine line & an expensive fabric & accessories store, managed by a highly skilled pattern master, and hand work with specialist tailors, embroiderers and artisans.

SALES AND MERCHANDISING

Simply, we believe we are very competitive in what we are doing, and as an experienced garments manufacturer, we know the significant of the “Best” . For workable prices, we make any number of counter samples requested by our buyer free of cost. Our sales & merchandising teams are well trained under graduates from leading Bangladesh institute of fashion & technology (BIFT), the world famous fashion institute based in Bangladesh, under Bangladeshi garment manufacturers & exports association (BGMEA), and always bear in mind to provide promptly services and fulfill our Buyers needs.

GSP form a facilities: Under two stages derogation Bangladesh government is issuing GPS form A to the EEC Buyers. So we can provide GPS facilities for our valued Buyers.

COMPETITIVE & PRICING

MDSL is able to low prices due to many factors such as:

* Strong network of vendors
* Larger buying power
* Local action & world scope
* Local market knowledge
* Vast experience in each country
* Shared knowledge & permanent learning & working as a team
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Continuous market intelligence gathered by our specialized sourcing division which concentrates on continuously identifying & evaluating new vendors and prices
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The ability to assist. Factories to improve consumption & efficiency
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The ability to source raw materials at very favorable prices, production & technical expertise which enables breaking down costs to a minimum
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That’s why we have several production sites to enable us to always keep the best prices to our buyers by eliminating or minimizing the quota affect to costs.

QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE
Bangladesh Apparel House entire quality management team comprises of expatriate textile professionals with many years of experience in quality control and assurance behind them. Every customer order is subjected to a thorough, organized quality process with strict controls at every stage of production. Bangladesh Apparel House unique system of testing fabrics & garments at all stages in its in- house fully equipped laboratory ensures that any potential quality issues are identified well before shipment dates & any such faults rectified well in time. Tests such as dimensional stability, colour matching (spectrophotometer), colour fastness, light fastness, pilling, fastness to perspiration, fabric & garment performance, composition & fabric structure analysis are undertaken for every batch of fabric before cutting. Vigorous garment, accessory & embellishment testing is also conducted including any customer special tests. All testing methods conform to ISO, BSEN, & AATCC. MDSL ensures extensive quality control monitoring & control systems right from the raw materials, sample development, pre-production,

Pattern designing, cutting, thermo fixing, motifs, dressmaking, ironing and finishing, bulk production to product packing, meeting and surpassing the required quality standards of customers.
Bangladesh Apparel House quality control assurance team consists of specially selected qualified pro-active and result oriented people, who believe in finding solutions. Each factory is also carefully evaluated before placing orders to ensure proper compliance to ethical standards.

TIME & ACTION PLANS

Bangladesh Apparel House professional expatriate production and merchandising teams with their vast practical experiences in manufacturing & merchandising combine forces to bring customers a professional, well managed, proactive time & action calendar for every order & style. This enables them to analyze and foresee potential problems and plan the necessary solutions in doing so, all issues are controlled and resolved before they become unmanageable. The customer remains well informed about the status of each & every order without having to ask. Bangladesh Apparel House has also developed its unique based software.Bangladesh Apparel House gives customer quickly access to the status of their orders, daily QC, time & action and shipping info.

DOCUMENTATION & SHIPPING

Bangladesh Apparel House believe that professionalism is required at every stage from customer enquiry to the goods reaching the warehouse, wherever that may be correct & prompt documentation, as all as locating the quickest & most reliable vessel connections, is as important as production. MDSL boasts a very dynamic shipping, logistics and trade finance team who ensure smooth operations that the customer receives information and documentation on time.

ARRANGING VENDORS:

We have a large network of modern and high quality woven and knit manufacturing companies and exports with infrastructure for spinning, dyeing knitting and processing facilities. Our aim is to allocate the appropriate manufacturers to suit the products and the buyers best interest.

SAMPALE DEVELOPMENT:

Bangladesh Apparel House arranges development of different types of samples like Prototype, pre-production, photo, Size-set, arrangements of approval for samples and patterns, grading to all required size range and size sets and production markets. Sample development includes variety of cargos, trousers, denims, t-shirts, shirts, shorts, jackets, formal wear, track suits, boxers, blouses, camisoles, skirts, t-tops, night wear , intimate wear, knit tops, sweaters, children wear.

SOURCING YARNS, FABRICS AND ACCESSORIES:

We help your company get ahead by sourcing items on your behalf in the local market in Bangladesh as well as India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. We control quality of all fabrics and yarn inputs and coordinates timing of their procurement and imports and its timely delivery at manufacturers.

All fabrics are tested for colour fastness, fabric strength, flammability and other parameters set by our customers to ensure product satisfaction. Most commonly used fabrics are cotton, twill, denim, polyester, nylon, lycra, viscose, yarn dyed plaids, stripes, dobbies, jaquards, herring bones, yarndyes, moss crepes, spandex, poly micro fibres, poly micro mesh, interlocks, knit piques, fleece, rib, jersey knit etc.

Lab Testing:

Quality is emphasized in all the procedures and we follow many quality standards to ensure that, the garments we sell are within the requirements of our buyer.

The Garments we craft are tested for:

* Colour Fastness tested by Bureau Verities Consumer Products Services (BD) Ltd or ITS Lab test
* Bangladesh Ltd or SGS Bangladesh Ltd
* Fabric match to sunlight & spectra light
* Dimensional stability to domestic washing
* Tear - Strength test in Elmendorf tester
* Spirality or Skewness
* Print durability and dyes strength


Pls confirm upon receipt & give me a opportunity.

Awaiting for your kind co-operation.


Thanks & Best Reagrds
SM.Badiuzzaman (CEO/Owner )
Bangladesh Apparel House.
F & I Tower - 9th floor, 220/A, 1/1, West Kafrul, Shewrapara, Mirpur,
Dhaka - 1216.
Bangladesh.
Phone # 88 - 02 - 8035995
Fax # 88 - 02 - 8035995.
Mobile : 88-02-01198144455.
Skype:skypezaman1
E - Mail: info@bangladeshapparel.com
bangladeshapparelhouse@gmail.com
zaman_shaiful@yahoo.com
Web : www.bangladeshapparelhouse.com
www.parallelsourcing.com
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Hi, your company sounds like what I need! But I have not had my own fashion design business and invested heavily in attaining my degree with a major in fashion design. I want to focus on the creative side of things and also am not sure how much money I would need to start my business...I am quite business minded and have worked in marketing and advertising and so I would want to get involved with most parts of my business...but for someone who needs to start somewhere...what can you advise?

Thanx
Sareh in Sydney
samoreh@gmail.com
+614 2112 3345
Hi Sareh
Finance, manufacturing, sales, these are 3 main difficulties that most start up designers face.

1. When you give a sample to a manufacturer and ask him to replicate, he may charge huge considering the fact of small volume, sourcing of fabrics and trims and many other issues. How about going to a small manufacturers factory, move along with him and source the raw materials by your own, make sewing patterns in his factory by yourself and just give him a sewing contract.You may be able to cut down 60% of the cost.
2. Finance - May not be a bother if you are ready to tie up with small manufacturers. They will finance your whole supply chain cost if you are willing to partner with them and give them regular sewing contracts.
3. Sales - Always do this with the help of independent sales rep based on commissions. For that you need to work backward by developing samples and hand over to him.

In effect if you have talent and are willing to travel a bit in the beginning, fashion industry is a goldmine for you.

Thanks / George

Reach me at aju.geo@gmail.com
I think you need someone to either invest in your business (a la Dragons' Den). So they give you an agreed sum of money for a percent of your company and they advise you on the businessey stuff.

Or you need a partner. Someone to work with, maybe agree a percentage of future sales as their fee. I guess they'd have to be fashion minded with a good head for business and some experience in sourcing, marketing etc.

Maybe post an ad on Gumtree, Craigslist etc.
You might even be able to find someone with money to put in.

But make sure you write up a proper contract!
Jess
www.feelingstylish.co.uk
Hi Jess,
Thanks for your nice discussion.As you knew i am the apparel & clothing designer,manufacturer,exporter & sourcing agent from Bangladesh.Be noted Bangladeshi apparel & clothing price is better than other source in world but quality & service is better.I am ready to support & get partnership opportunity from Bangladesh as a commission sourcing agent.Pls quote to me bangladeshapparelhouse@gmail.com.

Awaiting for your kind reply.

Best Wishes!
SM.Badiuzzaman
CEO / Owner
Bangladesh Apparel House.
Skype # skypezaman.
Mobile # 88-01198144455
bangladeshapparelhouse@gmail.com
Hello Joneien,
I have seen people as creative as you and people with the business side of it walk to my father's factory. They had a dream and some sketches. For some, it has gone pretty well. My father and I have seen them grow and are happy to be part of it. It's all having the passion and not giving up. I would suggest you get a production manager that takes care of the production part of it: taking the fabric to the cutter, sewing contractor, finishing, packaging, and shipping. Of course, that is after you have the patterns and samples made by a professional pattern maker and sample maker. Your samples should be the best quality posssible. You also need an excellent sales rep. And in order to get a good sales rep., you're going to have to look around. Visit showrooms, get referrals, etc...A sales rep. is so important because she/he is the one representing your brand and getting the sales, which is what you want. As for accounting, you do not need to hire them full time. You can just contract an accountant.
For production manager, we can be of assistance if you'd like. We also can refer you to pattern and sample makers. We are located in the United States (Los Angeles, CA) and are known for the quality of our work. We work a lot on referrals. For accounting, there are many good accountants out there. For a sales rep., as I mentioned earlier you will have to find them yourself since you are your brand. There's nobody more qualify than you to find the person that will represent your brand.
Good luck,
Angelica
If you have any questions, you can reach me at riyuela@aol.com
hi

i will help u to build own label...

i am one the garments manufacturer and exporters in India....

for further information Email us : jp@shineknitweaar.com

thanks
jp
shineknitweaar
Well said there my dear. Hope you could give us some insights on your own clothing line. Really you'll be the best, love what you are doing and will come a long way ahead of.

Fhaye Jones
Turning Winds Academic Institution
Finance, manufacturing, sales, these are 3 main difficulties that most start up designers face.

1. When you give a sample to a manufacturer and ask him to replicate, he may charge huge considering the fact of small volume, sourcing of fabrics and trims and many other issues. How about going to a small manufacturers factory, move along with him and source the raw materials by your own, make sewing patterns in his factory by yourself and just give him a sewing contract.You may be able to cut down 60% of the cost.
2. Finance - May not be a bother if you are ready to tie up with small manufacturers. They will finance your whole supply chain cost if you are willing to partner with them and give them regular sewing contracts.
3. Sales - Always do this with the help of independent sales rep based on commissions. For that you need to work backward by developing samples and hand over to him.

In effect if you have talent and are willing to travel a bit in the beginning, fashion industry is a goldmine for you.

Thanks / George

Reach me at aju.geo@gmail.com
be very cautious with whomever you choose to handle the financial end of your company.
as displeasing as it might be..
i can understand from a creative viewpoint your position.
but you as the designer have to know what is being done.
step carefully..you are placing a tremendous amount of trust in someone else, who will be controlling your future.
you need someone who will be loyal.
and even then...keep a hand in, so you know how things are being handled.
look at it this way, your salary and survival will be dependant upon their choices.
Check out or Fashion & PR Workshops at http://www.mshopfashionworkshops.com
I would love to know how you have faired at this crossroad as I find myself feeling the same way eventhough I also have department store corporate buying experience. I still feel that "I am a starter" and need to stay focused on the designing, marketing, etc I need a finisher with fashion knowledge. Someone to aid in decision on the business end and tie up the loose end and follow through on prospects but have enough of a fashion sense to give feedback when needed on a style cut or fabric, but not much. I am curious to know if you were able to find that partner/assistant and how because that is an obstacle for me at this time as well. Feel free to send me a private message if you don't want to answer here. Thanks.

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