Every start-up fashion designer knows that one of the hardest things to do is find low minimum suppliers. It’s especially hard to find low minimum suppliers that will do custom work. Through our relationships with LA based Shavali Fabrics we’re pleased to let you know that when it comes to short run, dye sublimation fabric printing with minimums of just 25 yards we’re your local source!
Kajagoods is a Seattle-based company offering an exciting brand new way for both vendors and retailers to discover, buy/sell and merchandise goods. They are building a national buying group of top-quality boutique brands of wearable goods for babies, kids and their moms. Their mission is to get our customers to constantly discover new products, quickly turn their inventory and improve their cash flow.Read More
Founded in 1868, The Bollman Hat Company is America’s oldest hat maker. They are a world leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of men’s, women’s, and children’s headwear and accessories. Today, Bollman has 300 employees located on four continents and distributes products in seventy seven countries. This long and proud heritage carries on today as a testimony to the vision, perseverance, and hard work of generations who dedicated themselves to our organization.
The Bollman Group provi...
LOS ANGELES—MnM Publishing has announced that it has sold its Apparel News Group, including the flagship 68-year-old fashion industry newsweekly, the California Apparel News, to Terry L. Martinez and her company, TLM Publishing Inc. Martinez, formerly the publication’s Director of Sales and Marketing, takes the reins as CEO and Publisher, effective immediately.
In addition to the newsweekly, the sale to TLM Publishing includes all holdings and publications of the Apparel News Group, which has been a mainstay in the fashion marketplace since 1945. Teri Fellman and Carl Wernicke assumed ownership of MnM Publishing in 2000 upon the death of their father, former publisher and CEO Martin Wernicke, who purchased the company in 1974...Read More
Your designs are cutting edge. You promote through multiple online channels and are quickly building a brand. Appetite for your apparel is growing and you are now beginning to receive inquiries from buyers overseas. You’ve never considered selling internationally because it just sounds so complicated. Is it? Not so much, actually. Selling globally through e-commerce channels isn’t that much different than selling online in the U.S. There are some adjustments to make, both legal and societal, that vary from country to country, so checking with an experienced advisor should help you clarify any pitfalls before you open up new global channels.Read More
The apparel industry is a vast and complex industry that can seem overwhelming and opaque to an outsider. Even after completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Apparel Design from Rhode Island School of Design, I still had no idea how the apparel industry worked. I knew how to design, make patterns for, and create a beautiful garment, but I didn’t know how to create a fashion line.
An ind...Read More
Seattle Fashion Incubator Partners with City of Renton on Seattle Garment District
The Seattle Fashion Incubator is part of a growing collection of cities dedicated to jumpstarting their regional Creative Economy. As part of this movement, the Seattle Fashion Incubator follows the progress of other incubators closely to further educate our strategy. While all fashion incubators are tailored to their region, examining successes of other fashion incubators helps inform the growth potential of greater Seattle’s apparel market.Read More
Global Apparel Manufacturing Centers
Among the top apparel manufacturing regions in the world are the New York City, Los Angeles, Milan, Seoul, Japan, Switzerland and China. We recently came across this great video on YouTube® that outlines the differences between each of these centers based on Quality, Price, Shipping Times, and Cultural differences. Some of this information surprised even us, so we hope you find the information as useful as we did.
We still think that we can produce a better product in Seattle at a lower cost of goods sold than New York and L.A., but we’re a little bias.Read More
Made in USA Woven Apparel Labels
Finding low minimum apparel industry suppliers is often the biggest challenge for independent designers when they are just starting out. Which is why Seattle Fashion Incubator is proud to announce that we have become a local distributor for a U.S. woven label manufacturer, and we’re able to offer minimums as low as 100 units for custom, woven apparel labels.
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