You will need to create a
business plan for your new Fashion Design business.
-Choose a name for your
Fashion Design Business. (Make it simple, easy, and a catchy or
clever name for people to remember)
-Make business cards to give
to people. (They can also be used as price tags)
-Make or have labels made
for your products. (They should be sewn in each of your garments or
-If you are planning to go
"big", then have you label Trademarked.
-Make a Start-up costs list.
(Everything should be included on that list from all of
your supplies, paper, work space, printing cost, etc...)
-Once your Start-up List is
complete, you will need to determine if you will need financial help in
starting up. (If so, you will need to find a source of funding.)
-Prepare and set up a work
space area whether at home, or rental. Make sure your work space
area is organized and stocked with supplies.
-Have a check list readily
at your work space area for supplies and equipment. (Keep an eye open
to find a list of suppliers who best minimize your expenses.)
-When selling your Fashions
keep good records of where they were sold and who bought them. (Places
to sell your fashions would be; on the internet, private clients, sell to
boutiques, large department stores, trade shows, runway shows, craft
shows, and trunk shows.)
More than 30% of all
Fashion Designers are self-employed.