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Business of

Fashion

Seminar Series

Starting your very own Fashion Business? Let AIBI help you address the details with our Business of Fashion Seminar series!

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Part 1: Laying the Groundwork

Launching a Fashion Business can be a difficult road for entrepreneurs. This seminar series walks through how to build the structure for a Fashion and Apparel business.
 

NEXT SESSION:

FALL 2021

Part 2: Production Basics

Taking your line from a concept to a physical garment involves a lot of steps, and sometimes many hands. 

Get the insider's view on subjects like materials knowledge, quality control, and working with a pattern maker.

NEXT SESSION:

June 10-12, 2021

Tickets available below!

Part 3: Sales and Marketing

Once you have your product in hand, how do you get it into your customers' hands? Join our guest experts as we explore various current communication approaches and sales platforms.

 

NEXT SESSION:
August 5-7, 2021

Business of Fashion: Production Basics

Fashion Designer Studio

Communicating your garments in a clear and concise manner can keep your production process flowing smoothly. In this session, we'll go over the necessary parts of your "tech pack" and what information needs to be on them.

Taking Measurments

There's no one "Universal" size chart, which fortunately lets you tailor your garments to your market's needs. In this session, learn how to decide on your size chart, and what that means for fitting.

Design Samples

What fabric is going to work best for a jacket? wool coating or a ponte knit? Will it need interfacing? What's a jobber? In this session, we'll talk about troubleshooting your materials needs and where to go when shopping for your fabric.

Tailor

Find out what it's like to work with a contractor, and industry best practices, in this panel of local fashion professionals.

Male Fashion Designer

Building a loyal customer base may depend on the level of consistent quality that you provide. In this session, we'll talk Quality Control check points, tolerance, Points of Measure, and who's responsible for what.

Browsing Clothes

If you don't have a handle on your costs, you might be pricing yourself out of business. In this session, we'll cover what it's really costing you to produce your garments (and what you should be charging your customers).

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