Fashion Trade Shows
Upcoming Textile Shows. Who’s Going Where?

…at my copy of the latest Eco Textile News and was reminded show season is coming up again. Here are just a few global textile shows coming up in January. Are you going? To which ones? Please feel free to comment with additional shows you feel are worth mentioning. January 2011: 12th – 15th Heimtextil Home and contract textiles 18th – 20th TexWorld USA Apparel textiles 20th – 22nd THEKEY.TO Green Fashion 20th – 23rd Outdoor Retailer Business of th…

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Fashion Fabric Sourcing
A Textile BluePrint

…design process a lot less time consuming. I found Blueprints on Fabric, a company in Washington with an ecommerce sight for those of us in other parts of the world. According to their website all products are pre-washed, hand treated and sealed in u.v. protective bags, ready for printing. They include full instructions and are happy to work with you on custom treating. I may be a bit behind as this process on fabrics is not a new thing by any mea…

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Sales
Essential Elements of Your Fashion eCommerce Website

…our resources on hand. What are the three most important components of an e-commerce website? There’s definitely a lot more than 3, but if I had to pick I’d say: Customer ease of viewing and finding products Customer ease of checkout Administration management (order fulfillment, stats tracking, etc.). You want to make it easy for people to find it, look at it, and buy it within a few short minutes. If you don’t lead them into buying right away, th…

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Fashion Business Advice
NYFW SS12: Jason Troisi

…a fitted leather cap. Overall, Troisi showed a cohesive collection in terms of craftsmanship and aesthetic. It will be exciting to follow the progression of this promising up-and-coming designer. Photo credit: Chrissy Kim (http://chicgalleria.com) For more about Jason Troisi visit http://jasontroisi.com.  …

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Operations
One Way to Become a Very Productive Fashion Business Owner

…ng as it may sound. It’s just a little time consuming. But if you go little-by-little, you’ll get there in no time! You don’t want to try to do everything at once, because, honestly, you’re going to make yourself crazy. So it’s important to start by identifying what areas of your business need systems and processes. It may be all areas! That’s OK. Just choose a few to start. One way to identify where you’re lacking systems is to think about what a…

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Sales
Discover Emerging Designers on Uncovet

…and design-centric shop that unearths a daily pallet of fresh, rad, one-of-a-kind products for its members at a discounted rate. Uncovet’s staff of interior and fashion design experts hew the cutting edge, scraping the best bits from both just-discovered artists and well-known designers. Uncovet’s members enjoy all that is new, daring and unique. The team at Uncovet combines industry knowledge with data science from sites like Pinterest, Svpply a…

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Fashion Marketing + PR
IOU Project & Source4Style: Global Independent Design Competition

…design and production process is employed and paid fairly, ensuring a high-quality product. Sound good? How would you like to design for them? Source4Style and IOU want to see YOUR portfolio! Designers of all levels, anywhere in the world can enter. The competition runs from February 1st through 24th, 2012. You even get a little something just for entering. The entry fee is $100, and includes an annual Premium Level Membership at Source4Style (no…

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Fashion Business Advice
How to be a Fashion Designer Without Going to Fashion School, Part 4

…to everything at your fingertips, whether it’s fashion-related or anything­-you-­could­ever-­want-­in­-life-­related. But let me present you with this argument… It can be much cheaper to make a trip here a few times a year for your business (*which you can use as a tax right off!) than to afford to live here full time. Before you read on, I’ll remind you that this is the last in a four part series of articles about how to be a fashion designer wit…

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