How to Start a Clothing Line: The Basics to Getting Started
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How to Start a Clothing Line: The Basics to Getting Started

An introductory Guide to the steps needed to create a fashion business and clothing line.
3.1 (11 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2015
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Includes:
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand steps need to start your clothing line.
  • Organized your business tools
  • Find Vendors and Service Providers to create samples
  • Knowing Your Target Customer and Creating a Product line that they will lik and want to buy.
  • Understand the process of manufacturing clothing from idea to raw materials, to production of the line, to selling of the line to the customer.
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Requirements
  • They will need to have an idea of what type of line thery would like to develop.
  • The student will also have to have an idea of who they would like to sell their future product line to
Description

This is a beginner level course. This course is to help individual who have no knowledge of the fashion industry understand how to get started. At end of this class students will understand the basics and essentials steps needed to start a fashion business and clothing line. By the end of this course, students will understand the foundation components of business and fashion.

This fashion online course will provide information about many aspects of starting a clothing line, including knowing who your customers are, the design process, business planning, and manufacturing.

This course is broken up in the following areas of discussion:

  1. Creating a clear business plan.
  2. Looking at your company's projected financials.
  3. Performing research on the rest of the market that you are in.
  4. Creating your line and building your brand.
  5. Finding vendors and manufactures.

This class is taught as lecture based course that provides details on how to start a clothing line. Many people looking to start a clothing line do not realize that it requires you to treat it like starting any business. The only difference is that fashion is creative.

The benefit of taking this class will be that each student in this class will learn about the steps need to start a clothing line. Resources provided in the course is a checklist of things to do when starting a clothing line.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for an individual who want to learn the foundational tools need to start a fashion business and design a line.
  • This course does not teach fashion drawing, but it helps you understand the how the fashion business works so that you can start you business with the right tools.
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How to Start a Clothing Line
6 Lectures 31:18

Hello and Welcome to the course. My name is Koffajuah Toeque-Slyusar M.A.Ed,I am your instructor for this class. In this class we will cover the following areas that will help you learn the steps needed to start your clothing line!

  • Understand steps need to start your clothing line.
  • Organized your business tools
  • Find Vendors and Service Providers to create samples
  • Knowing Your Target Customer and Creating a Product line that they will like and want to buy.
  • Understand the process of manufacturing clothing from idea to raw materials, to production of the line, to selling of the line to the customer.

Make sure to download the Class Lecture Notes as a guide to the course lecture material. The file is a pdf, adobe acrobat reader may be needed.

Preview 01:02

This portion of the lecture discusses:

  1. Target Market
  2. Competitive Advantage
  3. Your Customers Shopping Methods
  4. The Type of Line you want to be
  5. Price Classification of Clothing lines and Brands
Preview 06:41

This portion of the lecture discusses:

  1. Organization of the current U.S. Apparel Industry
    1. Level 1: Textiles and Finding
    2. Level 2: Apparel Manufactures, Contractors,Product Development
    3. Level 3: Retail
    4. Level 4: Consumer
Preview 04:48

This portion of the lecture discusses:

  1. Creating a clear business plan and financing
Course Lecture Part Four: Setting Up Your Business and Business Plan Overview
08:28

This portion of the lecture discusses:

  1. Designing your Logo
  2. Designing your Clothes
  3. Designing your clothing based on seasons
Course Lecture 5: Course Lecture Part Five: Logo Design and Fashion Design
05:25

This portion of the lecture discusses:

  1. Producing the designs
  2. Finding your Manufactures
  3. Course Conclusion
Course Lecture 6: Course Lecture Part Six: Producing the Designs
04:54
About the Instructor
Dr. Koffajuah Toeque-Slyusar Ed.D
3.1 Average rating
11 Reviews
70 Students
1 Course
Fashion and Marketing Professor

I have been a design and instructor of Fashion and Fashion Business for over 8 years. Looking forward to teaching you about fashion business. I currently Teach for Califorina State University and have taught for the Art Inbstitutte for several year teach fashion ndesign and fashion marketing onsite and online.

My skills range in the following:

Clothing Construction (industrial, power sewing)
Basic Art & Design
Grading and Marker Making
Basic Pattern Making & Design
Advanced Patterns & Design
Draping Design
Advanced Design
Manufacturing Production