You have a dream! A dream to start your own clothing line. You have worked on your niche, done your research. Your business plan is ready. You have partnered with all the stake holders to start your business. And most importantly, you have acquired all the legal licences to start your business.
Now, comes the most important phase to start your fashion brand, i.e, the production unit set up. In a clothing line business, the production unit set up can make or break your business. From simple needle to heavy sewing machine, every item adds on to your cost of production and the efficiency. So, you should know exactly what kind of set up you need to start your business.
Always remember the vision and the mission statement of your business while deciding on the infrastructure set up. It helps you to be in the budget without missing out on any machine/product to make your garment the way you want it to be.
To make your work easier, I am listing the basic set up requirement to start your own clothing line below. But before setting up the production unit do not forget the basics to start the fashion business.
List of basic set up requirement to start your own clothing line:
- Mannequin Dress Form (Female)
- Mannequin Dress Form (Male)
- Sewing Machine
- Cutting Table
- Pattern Making Table
- Cutting Mat
- Fabric Steamer
- Table Top (Iron Board)
- Steam Iron
- Hem Gauge
- Tracing Wheel
- Armhole curve
- Single Curve
- Thread Cutter
- Steam Reaper
- French Curve
- Hip Curve
- Styling Curve
- Dressmaker pins
- L Square
- 18″ Transparent plastic Ruler
- Sketch and tracing Roll
- 9″ Fabric Shear
You can buy some of the above items to start your clothing line here online:
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About the Author
Basant Rai is a Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur who believes fashion is one of the most effective tool raise awareness for social causes. Between designing, business and philanthropy, he works as fashion columnist, show director, fashion stylist and pageant coach.