A line represents a string of concept that reflects in your designs. No matter what piece of clothing you create, in the same line, the same concept should emanate from all pieces. There are…Continue
In the creative industry, media plays an extremely crucial role in promoting an artists’ image or business. Media can elevate the position of artist to a star. Media works the same magic in the…Continue
As your design dreams become tangible it’s time for you to showcase them. This is a very exciting part of designing. Along with glamour will come fame, fun, and celebrities. The fashion show is…Continue
Another aspect of material costs is the shipping costs. If you are importing the material, keep in mind the shipping costs, the import duties, airport duties, and various other taxes. There is also the aspect of insurance costs being attached to imports. All this will be added to your material costs. Before you place an order overseas, keep this in mind and ask the supplier to give raise bills with all these costs. If you are not immediately able to clear all charges, the…Continue
Once you order the fabric it takes a while for the order to reach. This delay is called lead time. This can depend from supplier to supplier. There will be some early deliveries for certain fabrics. But if the fabric is not in stock delivery could take longer. If you have ordered special products or buttons or trims or zippers that are not available with the supplier, the lead time will be longer. Remember, the supplier will always prioritize bigger orders.…Continue
After you have finalised your fabric and ascertained the requirement you will source the fabric. Suppliers sell fabric on the basis of minimums, which is the least amount of fabric you will purchase from that supplier. Minimum ensures that the supplier profits from the sale in terms of volumes. Suppliers have their own terms when it comes to minimums. For some the minimum may be 20 yards or meters while for other it may be hundreds. In every city there will…Continue
After designing the most fun part of your business is sourcing the yarns and the getting the yards, the materials and the lengths! Just as an artist gets his inspiration by a certain hue of the sunset, so does a designer. Inspiration may come from the texture, hue or flow of certain fabrics. And the designer will want to create a design that expresses his creative vision through that hue or flow of fabric.