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In This first Blog post, I would like to introduce myself to my future readers and tell you a little bit about myself and my background. I own a small, private label design firm. I work with a variety of new clients looking to break into the fashion industry. My team and I have created custom packages to help launch designers and other start up clothing companies. Our PROGRAM essentially combines all the steps needed to professionally launch an apparel line into the marketplace. If thier needs are more specific, they can also choose from our menu of services: concept sketches, illustraition, technical drawings, pattern making, creating sample garments, grading, sourcing fabric and trims, locating and selecting mass production(domestic and international) and sales representation. See my website: Check out my portfolio page:

I recently became aware of a deep need in the fashion community. I have heard just about every rumor out there, crazy myth and bad advice on how to get started in the fashion industry. I realized after taking countless phone calls from emerging designers and upstart clothing labels asking for advice on " HOW TO, WHAT DO I DO, WHERE DO I GO, DO YOU KNOW WHO I CAN TALK TO" kind of questions, that there are alot of people who need practical advice on how to break into the fashion industry. Well, I decided to start a newsletter, affectionately titled "HOW TO BREAK INTO THE FASHION DESIGN INDUSTRY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK".

I will discuss and present smart shortcuts that will not only save you precious time and money, but educate you on how the fashion business works, what to look for, how to avoid pitfalls, how to market yourself, find financing(YES, it is out there), how to prepare and get buyers to look at your line and finally, how to grow your fashion business. I will be sharing my contacts and resources for sourcing fabrics, sewing production and other domestic and international resources. I have aquired many contacts over the past 15 years in the fashion business AND now I will share it all FOR FREE, YES FREE. If you ever wanted to know the HOW TO, GO SEE, WHERE IS, WHO DOES and NOW WHAT DO I DO, join my FREE NEWSLETTER and I and my team will share all our fashion advice and answer your questions. I will have a forum where you can post topics, ask questions and start discussions on any desired topic. I believe you will find the newsletter invaluable, plus find the answers you need to launch, expand and succeed in the fashion design industry.

TO SUBSCRIBE: send me your full name, email address to

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Comment by Dahnyelle Curtis on May 5, 2009 at 11:39pm
Sign me up! Your studio is a lot cleaner thn mine! lol
Comment by Marlena Nicole on May 6, 2009 at 9:49pm
Wow this is great. I am a fashion student now and find myself asking all of the same questions listed above. This is exactly what those of us need that are passionate about the industry but have absolutely NO experience in it so far. Im definitely signing up for the newsletter and I would love to learn more and more about the industry.
Comment by Lorna Burrell on September 9, 2009 at 5:33am
Hi Lance, nice to meet you. We are an international buying house for sourcing all types of apparel garments. Our head office is in the UK, production office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, associate factories in Bangladesh, India, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and management team located across the globe.
We propose to secure orders for ‘fresh production’ and thereafter manage the manufacturing process from start to finish. Our service includes; sourcing specialist factories, producing samples to specification, sourcing yarns, fabrics and accessories, price and production negotiation, quality assurance testing, documentation and shipping co-ordination. If this is of interest to you, I am happy to get quotes for you or simply discuss our proposal in detail email me


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