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5 THINGS EVERY POTENTIAL LUXURY BRAND SHOULD KNOW. If you are thinking about starting a luxury fashion brand or clothing line then you need to know this


So you’re thinking about starting a fashion brand or clothing line. You’re looking at business models and think that luxury is the way forward. Is it because you can design clothes with beautiful fabrics and trims? Maybe you like the idea of fame and being on the front cover of Vogue? Maybe you just think its smart business. Higher […]

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questions answered about creating a clothing line. startup fashion brands. ask a question and get it answered. Solve problems


When it comes to fashion brands, social media is essential to speak to your customers and find an audience that love your products. I’m always talking about developing relationships with customers and finding out who they are and what they are about, to gain a better relationship and therefore more sales. Serving your customer and providing […]

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fashion trade show. Fashion Access and Cashmere world in Hong Kong. Are fashion trade shows dead? Is it worth doing a trade show or visiting a trade show


As a designer in my early years and a brand builder over the last 15 years, I’ve visited many trade shows in my time. I’ve sourced fabrics, yarns, manufacturers, even a client or two, during my casual chats and of course, trend prediction. They were always bustling with the most important people in fashion retail […]

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Starting a fashion brand business or clothing line, then you need to know what a purchase order, or PO, is for wholesale and making garments at factories


If you are thinking about creating a fashion brand or a single product, then at some point you will have to make your products in bulk and sell them. Hopefully you will be selling through your own shop or website, but for more sales, you will want to think about wholesale. This can seem a […]

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Want to put on a fashion show for your fashion brand or clothing line? Let's cover all of the costs of putting on a fashion show. What does it cost

COST: Want to put on a Fashion Show?

Fashion Shows are not the only way to get your products noticed, but they are the one that most people think of. Usually this is in terms of a Fashion Week Show, but in terms of cost, these are completely different and add on an additional couple of zero’s. In some upcoming posts, I’m going […]

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Import tax for fashion brands and clothing lines. Shipping products and delivery from factory to you. Do you know about the charges.

LAW: Why Fashion Brands need to know about Import Tax

Import duty is not a very sexy subject and I won’t lie, if you’re not into numbers, then it can be a little boring to learn about. But, like many areas of business, for fashion brands who are starting up, or maybe even established, you will probably be doing many things yourself so this is […]

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Create a fashion brand or clothing line. Crowd Funding for fashion designers and new collections don't work.

Why Crowd Funding Doesn’t Work for Fashion!

Crowd funding, sometimes called crowd sourcing, is a way to finance new projects. It allows you to post your idea on a website where people can find it and donate money to the project if they like what they see. The person posting the project details the procedure and states the amount of money needed to get the idea […]

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Create a fashion brand or clothing line. Choosing which designer for your fashion line. Choosing your team for Tech Packs for clothing lines

What designer should I choose? Cheap or expensive?

So what designer should you choose? This is a great question, and one that most people would answer with ‘’the cheapest’’. If you are looking to start an idea or you’re developing an existing fashion company, cheaper makes sense on the surface. Maybe you’re tight on money or you already have a concept for your fashion […]

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