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Need Advice on starting a clothing line

    • 1 posts
    March 18, 2014 2:09 AM EDT

    So, im a current college student, but me & a friend of mine are trying to start a scalable westernized/african clothing line. At first we were trying to outsource our fabric manufacturer from Africa but we were unable to find a reliable website that was able to produce large amounts of the fabric on demand, & at a cheap price. We later found a chinese website that produces it on their own and also has wholesale options. The next problem we encountered was finding a tailor/clothier that would be able to create the custom clothing we'd need, but on demand. Since we're trying to follow a scalable business model, we'd prefer them to be able to create the article of clothing after being purchased from the website. We have found some companies and are waiting on quotes, but we feel as if buying the outsourced fabric and then having them ship it to the tailor, and then shipped to the customer is too timely and not cost efficient. Does anyone have any advice on what we should do? We're college students so we don't have much money to invest.

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    March 21, 2014 10:35 AM EDT

    Hey guys,


    we are Fabian and Ivan from Hamburg, Germany and try to realize our lifetime dream through Kickstarter (Crowd funding).

    In fact we dislike self-promotion in terms of spam but in our current position there is no other possibility and otherwise we can bury our lifetime dream.

    Our plan is to found a new fashion brand. Fashion means to us shoes, fragrances for him and her and headphones. Our marketing-concept is based on promotion through celebrities. In the past it was possible to us to get a good connection to popular people. There onto we want to open a store in Los Angeles, Hollywood to emphasize the elegance and exclusivity.

    For our big plan we need 3.5Mio € to be competitive on the international market. In this cause we published our intentions on Kickstarter to get our project financed through crowd funding.

    It would be awesome if you support us. Every euro brings us further and of course we have little considerations for you helping us.

    We got after 12 hours almost 12.000€.

    We thank you with all our heart and you can have a look at the following link:


    Best regards,

    Fabian and Ivan

  • June 10, 2014 11:53 AM EDT
    Hello This is Kashif

    I am not only running clothing manufacturing unit, but also have the facility to develop the customized fabrics for the clients

    I am very much interested in workingout your inquiry ,

    i dont know if you have already found a source or not

    in case if you are still looking, then pls do contact me

    i can be reached at:
  • July 24, 2014 6:52 PM EDT
    PaakowT, have you thought about what type of business structure you will form when those profits start rolling in. You should be informed on the different forms of business and make the right decision for your business. Let me know if you need any insight or help on selecting a legal structure.