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Resources

Education & Mentoring

Apparel Mentor

Learn how to execute all the steps of getting an apparel idea from your head onto to paper and into the world! This program is at your own pace, with pre-recorded video lessons, a workbook that goes along with all 20 topics, access to live mentorship from industry experts, and a resource library of different vendors in the industry.

[Apparel Mentor is a program of Clothier Design Source, with their factory located in St. Paul, Minnesota.]

FABRIC

FABRIC offers a digital Apparel Entrepreneur Roadmap* - a DIY step-by-step checklist that contains the secrets to no-minimum and small-batch manufacturing and provides a direct pathway into on-demand, customized manufacturing. 
 

*Must be a paid FABRIC member to access.
[FABRIC's in-person classes and physical manufacturing location is in Tempe, Arizona.]

Fashion Brain Academy

Fashion Brain helps fashion and accessories designers on the BUSINESS side of things via online courses & coaching. You can learn startup strategy, how to build a loyal audience, get sales online, email marketing, and how to be profitable. They have many free videos, articles, and podcasts for fashion entrepreneurs.

 

You can grab their FREE 5-day mini course, “Create a Profitable Clothing Line" at this link (left).

How Fitting Podcast

Hear how relatable fashion design entrepreneurs fit their customer, lifestyle, and values, meet factories, and learn practical tips from experts so you can create a perfect fit in your fashion business.

Business Support

Allies for Community Business

Entrepreneurs from any background can start and grow businesses that create generational wealth for their families and communities. Allies for Community Business provides the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts—visual, music, dance, theatrical, literary, digital media, arts education, and much more. We help individuals and organizations with business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks and many other legal areas.

Womens Business Development Center

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a non-profit, nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s business development and economic empowerment. They were founded in 1986.  

Production

ISAIC

Offering education, apprenticeships, and opportunity for new careers that look, sound, feel, pay, and are better. With a commitment to re-shoring, workforce development, and sustainability, ISAIC - Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center, will redefine how the future is fashioned.

[ISAIC's in-person training and physical manufacturing location is in Detroit, Michigan.]

SEAMS blog

Official blog of the SEAMS orginization.
SEAMS, the “Association and Voice of the U.S. Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years,” is comprised of more than 200 of America’s foremost fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers and textile providers.

The Fabric Shows

SEAMS Annual Conference

Conferences & Trade Shows

The Fabric Shows feature American, Canadian, and European Textile and Trim Suppliers with Global Production. Including: Made in USA, Low Minimums, Stock Programs, Small & Large Lot Production in the Americas.

Annual networking conference and textiles and manufacturing expos.

SEAMS, the “Association and Voice of the U.S. Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years,” is comprised of more than 200 of America’s foremost fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers and textile providers.

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