Start A Fashion Brand Workshop at Mood 11/16/2013

Thank you to all of you who made it to our first full day workshop Start A Fashion Brand this last weekend! We had a blast and we would like to thank you for the opportunity to help you with your business vision, we cant wait to see how far will you take this!  Good Luck!

oh…and BIG Thank you to MOOD Fabric store for hosting the event in their store and an even bigger thank you to Swatch the adorable dog….who loved being with us so much that he took his afternoon nap right there with us…

For those of you who couldn't make it here are some pics, tips and and feedback from the event. Enjoy.

 The booklet that has everything you need to start a brand....

The booklet that has everything you need to start a brand....

I learned lots of tips that would save me lots of time & challenges in every topic! I Will actually HAVE a business now after this course. Workshop was great! It exceeded my expectations. Would highly recommend. It was a fashion book condensed into one day( but better)”
— Christine Kim
 All ready for the day

All ready for the day

What difference will it make in your business? “All the difference, I feel empowered, now I know what steps to take next.
— Jacob Canales

***SALES TIP - If you want to sell online and get found by customers, you need a blog. You can write or do videos pertaining to the lifestyle of your customer, not just about your product.

 Boaz teaching his 9 Steps to first sample class

Boaz teaching his 9 Steps to first sample class

This class was amazing! It was like a one day crash course for fashion startups.
— Colleen Madden

*** PRODUCTION TIP - Don't be shy to ask a sewing contractor what other brands they work with. Ask them to show you samples they have made.

Jane showing how to sell your line to boutiques

I learned so much about PR & marketing also trade-shows etc. It will help me not make those typical first year mistakes
— Gabrielle Santiago

***PR TIP - the 3 most important Marketing things a start-up fashion company can do. 1) a great website, 2) a blog, 3) Instagram.

 Swatch is getting ready for the next class...

Swatch is getting ready for the next class...

The PR portion of the workshop was very enlighting- especially about defining your girl. In addition, I really enjoyed the identified steps that it takes to getting your first sample together and fashion biz. The energy of the presenters was also electric, I think contagious would be the word.
— Nakena Cromarite
 Boaz, Jane & Lori answering questions

Boaz, Jane & Lori answering questions

 Boaz, Jane and Lori in a panel discussion

Boaz, Jane and Lori in a panel discussion