Looking for wholesale fabrics in small quantities? Meet me in New York! The DG Expo Fabric and Trim Show is coming up in NYC July 17 – 18, 2018. This show is great for small companies because all the vendors offer low minimum order quantities. For an emerging designer, it’s pretty darn fun to attend […]
Podcast: What Are the Signs That One Fashion Business Will Succeed and Another Won’t? Interview with Nicole Giordano from Startup Fashion I was looking for a fresh perspective on “the state of the independent fashion community” so I reached out to Nicole Giordano from Startup Fashion. Jane: “Hey Nicole! Would you be up for a […]
This video explains how to start a clothing line from scratch and tells you the exact FIRST 3 STEPS to launching a profitable business. “How do I get my samples made? How should I sell my line? Wholesale? Online?” It’s all covered and I even give you the actual Session Notes from the meeting I had with a startup private coaching client.
Starting a clothing line? Watch Joanne’s genius strategies to stay organized and acquire customers I was in San Francisco doing a Seminar recently and met Joanne Jarrett – doctor turned SAHM turned fashion designer. She’s in the process of launching her line of cozy clothes and she’s killin’ it with her organization. She’s my freakin’ TIDY hero […]
The 10 Most Common Questions I Get From Fashion Designers Got questions? I got answers. 10 Q’s and A’s for the Struggling Fashion Designer I put together a list of some of the top questions from designers that I get all the time. The format of this document is Q & A – taken from […]
I’m Launching a New Accessories Line. When Should I Start Telling People It’s Coming? Do you ever wonder when you should start promoting a new product? Or, when is it too soon and when is too late to tell people? It doesn’t matter if it’s your 1st or your 50th product launch, we all want customers […]
If you have a small startup budget, DO SPEND the money for professional pattern making and high quality product photos. You can skimp on other things.
Costing and Pricing Your Products + How I Screwed it Up and Almost Went Out of Business It was 2 days before my boutique’s grand opening. Every item in my store was designed by me and manufactured in small sewing factories in Chicago. I was thrilled and terrified at the same time. I never really […]