How To Start A Fashion Brand
How To Start A Clothing Brand In London 2020.
(116). The short answer, to use a well known slogan, is – Just Do It…..
Or maybe just think about it for a while? Leave it until tomorrow? Or next week? Maybe you really need to do some research first? Get your brand identity sorted ? Funding in place ? Dishes need doing ?
You have been dreaming of starting a clothing brand for some time. You know the direction you want to take and have some great design ideas. So, what are you waiting for ?
You dont need any experience of the fashion industry, or an ability to sketch. You dont need a tech pack. All you need in order to start a clothing brand are your ideas, a little determination, and some help. We can provide as much, or as little of that help as you need.
I am not saying that you should be reckless and throw your money away, or fund your business through credit card borrowing.
The London Pattern Cutter was formed in 1984 in order to provide new fashion businesses and designers with an affordable one-stop solution to bring their designs to life.
London is one of the most exciting places in the world to start a new fashion brand. The UK capital is a world centre for fashion design and fashion business.
World leading fashion designers are located all round London – The West End, The East End, Shoreditch, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, Brick Lane.
There is no shortage of highly skilled pattern cutters, designers, graders, garment techs or printers. Half of all UK fashion jobs are located in London. And no shortage of high end clothing factories.
The difficulty for the startup fashion brand is that there are also plenty of unskilled people and very poor factories out there too. The big clothing brands tend to hoover up the talent, so it is increasingly hard to find skilled professionals, high end factories, and suppliers willing to deal with small brands and small orders.
What Are Routes To Market ?
The route to market is how your product is sold to the public and how your customers find you. You need to know how and where your target customer prefers to buy. Your business will not have much success without understanding how your customers buy.
Once you have decided your routes to market it is important to check which ones generate the most sales and which ones are ineffective. These days there are for more routes to market than in past years. While it is far easier to do, there is also far more competition.
There is a big difference between selling via the internet or through a physical shop. Others may choose to sell in a market, or a pop-up shop. Still others may choose to sell through party planning.
The London Pattern Cutter.
The London Pattern Cutter is here to provide fashion startups in London and throughout the UK with all the help and skills necessary
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Here is a useful video that shows some of the difficulties with starting a fashion brand :-