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The 5 Most Important Steps to Starting Your Own Clothing Line

Posted by Michael Harper on 2/7/2016 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
The 5 Most Important Steps to Starting Your Own Clothing Line

Starting your own clothing line is exciting but before you begin here are a few important tips for beginners about to embark on the ride of their life. There are 5 important steps and areas that are critical to your success as you start your own clothing line. You must do well in all 5 to be successful. In reality, all of these steps are done at the same time. The 5 areas are Design, Business, Manufacturing, Marketing and Retail. So let’s begin with Design.

How To Increase Your Fashion Label Sales Right Now

Posted by Michael Harper - Co-Founder of StartingAClothingLine.com on 10/21/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
How To Increase Your Fashion Label Sales Right Now

I often get emails on what is the best way to market a clothing line. While there is no best way or one size fits all models, some clear top practices have emerged. One of which is the use of affiliate marketing. You can utilize your own built in affiliate program through your shopping cart provider such as when you have a store powered by 3dcart. Going this route will require that you go out and actively find fashion websites and fashion bloggers to join your program. This might not be the easiest way to get the ball rolling especially if you are new brand. An easier way will be to join an affiliate network. Doing so could provide a tremendous boost in sales such as how Farfetch, a luxury fashion brand was able to increase their sales by 91% by using affiliate marketing.   

25 Tips To Reduce Returns For Online Fashion Retailers (Fashion Labels)

Posted by Michael Harper - Co-Founder of StartingAClothingLine.com on 10/11/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
25 Tips To Reduce Returns For Online Fashion Retailers (Fashion Labels)


Returns Are The Arch Nemesis Of Sales! I know that sounds a bit drastic but in reality what is drastic is the effect that too many returns can have you on retail business. In this post I will explore all the areas that make up returns which can be from someone saying it doesn’t fit to more sinister scenarios that involve retail fraud. The word sinister always sticks in my head because if you watch the ID (Identification Discovery) Channel the narrator always gives you a simple story of what happened to someone and then he says, “Or was it something far more sinister?” If you have a retail business, it may feel like every time you have to process a return it is like someone is killing your business slowly until the next sale comes in and you forget all about it.  

Creating A Successful E-Commerce Fashion Label Startup

Posted by Michael Harper on 10/7/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
Creating A Successful  E-Commerce Fashion Label Startup
Stand out. Be original. Let your design aesthetic reflect who you are. All these things are imperative to your success  but what do they really mean and how do these concepts equate to sales in this ever changing fashion landscape? As you begin planning out your fashion E-commerce startup these ideas have to be your guiding principles. Very few designers these days feel like they can live with just having their brand in someone else's store without also having their own website.  I for one am a strong advocate that every designer needs their own E-commerce home. Here is my advice for startups on how to create a successful e-commerce fashion label.

Starting A Clothing Line - Marketing Tips Part I

Posted by Michael Harper on 10/5/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
Starting A Clothing Line - Marketing Tips Part I

When starting a clothing line you have to consider many different factors. On our blogs we have addressed many of these issues but today let us talk about how to market your new clothing line. Issues like how to market your clothing line effectively. Here are some of our marketing tips. Some of the most popular ways to make others aware of your clothing line today are using Social Media such as Pinterest and Instagram. Make sure you are utilizing Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Google Plus and Youtube.com. 

Best Time of the Year to Launch Your Clothing Line

Posted by Michael Harper on 10/5/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
Best Time of the Year to Launch Your Clothing Line


The best time of the year to launch your clothing line varies. In reality, it really depends on when you are ready and all of your ducks are in a row. Have you planned out all of your marketing activities to let everyone know that your line is launching. You should spend just as much time looking into how you will announce your line as any other activity related to starting your own clothing line. Timing of your efforts should coincide with factors like when will your clothing production order make it to your warehouse. I mean firmly know when you garment production order is coming in - meaning you can practically touch it because it is on a plane, boat or in the hands of your shipping carrier. In the real world of fashion, orders are often late so you don’t want to announce your line is available right now in your press activities and it is not. At the same time, beyond the scenes you are sweating bullets because your clothing manufacturer or T-shirt screen-printer promised your order would be ready but now have excuses as to why they are running behind.

Realize Your Dreams as a Clothing Designer

Posted by SCL Team on 10/4/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
The fashion industry is mysterious and full of wonder. For many it is viewed as a life of adventure, networking with the stars and a constant party. However, in reality fashion designers struggle to make a name for themselves and stand out in a sea of designers that are oftentimes just as talented and creative as they are, if not more so. The good news is this, with a little preparation and a lot of hard work using programs such as Digital Fashion Pro, it is possible to start and grow your own clothing and apparel line. You can also visit the following website, http://shop.startingaclothingline.com/Digital_Fashion_Pro_Official_Store to find a vast amount of knowledge, programs, and applications that involve becoming active in the fashion industry.

Start a Clothing in 28 Days

Posted by Michael Harper on 10/3/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
Start a Clothing in 28 Days
You are reading this because you are interested in pursuing a fashion design career and you want to leverage that into starting your own clothing line. Maybe you are wondering just how hard or easy it will be considering you do not have formal training in design or running a fashion label. Truth is – it can be both.  However, if you focus on the important aspects of getting a line going you can greatly increase your chances of not spending a lot of time in the wrong areas. It is advantageous to explore our site as we have a lot of awesome information that can help you. But for now, let's talk about how you can start a clothing line in 28 days or less.

Starting and Running a Business Is a Lot Like Writing Code

Posted by Michael Harper on 8/31/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
Starting a business is like writing code

Sure, most of us are not engineers or computer programmers but believe it or not, that same methodology applies to running your own business. Whether you have your own clothing line or you have some other type of business, running a company is like writing code. We can talk JavaScript, Html5, etc. as they are all programming languages. However, today I want to talk about code in its simplest form. The goal of any written code in the tech industry is to produce a result. When a programmer thinks about code, they have to envision what they want to see happen first and then come up with the code to make it manifest.

How StartingAClothingline Can Help You With Your Clothing Line - Infographic

Posted by SCL Team on 7/24/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
How StartingAClothingline.com Can Help You With Your Clothing Line - Infographic.

Quick Guide - StartingAClothingline.com Can help you with starting your clothing line

Fashion Designing Infographic - Guide to Designing With Digital Fashion Pro

Posted by SCL Team on 7/24/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog

StartingAClothingLine.com Helps With All Areas of Starting & Designing a Clothing Line

Posted by SCL Team on 7/23/2015 to How To Start a Clothing Line Blog
StartingAClothingLine.com Helps With All Areas of Starting & Designing a Clothing Line.

StartingAClothingLine.com Helps With All Areas of Starting & Designing a Clothing Line