In The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, Ana and Klas Kristiansson - apparel industry experts, authors, and speakers will discuss hands-on tactics touching all areas involved in running and growing a meaningful, successful apparel brand. Learn practical strategies about sustainability, design, product, marketing, sales, community, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship. You’ll also hear inspiring interviews with industry experts and entrepreneurs about their tips and journeys in this fast-paced industry. A must-listen for everybody that is running an apparel brand or is working with apparel.
How To Design A Clothing Line | Masterclass 2023 | AEP073
In this video podcast , Ana Kristiansson from Desinder and Apparel Entrepreneurship presents the Masterclass: How To Design A Clothing Line. You’ll learn how to create a cohesive collection that speaks your unique values and language. An apparel brand's design language is like a person’s personality. It makes your brand UNIQUE! This strengthens your brand and it keeps it cohesive for customers to recognize you. It will help you attract new customers who can identify & relate to your brand. It also helps you stay consistent season after season, year after year.
In this Masterclass Ana teaches you:
✅ Why design language matters
✅ What your designs should include
✅ Satisfaction points and what to always consider in your designs
✅ The essential building blocks of design
✅ How to find inspiration
✅ How to create your unique design language
✅ How to integrate sustainability when designing
Ana is an accomplished apparel designer with over 20 years of experience, a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and education from the Academy of Tailoring and Cutting in Stockholm. She founded the design agency, Desinder in 2007, has created award-winning designs, and worked with renowned brands such as Peak Performance, Salomon, Helly Hansen, and Orage. Ana's commitment to excellence and innovation has earned her a reputation as one of the most influential designers in the sports and outdoor field.
Essential Clothing Brand Team Members | AEP072
There are many roles that need to be filled in your clothing business. As a small clothing brand, you can and probably will take on several of them. But ask yourself which roles you actually can fill and which ones you need to outsource. In this podcast, we are going over the typical roles you need to fill in an apparel business.
How To Find & Work With Clothing Manufacturers | AEP071
In this episode, we delve into the world of clothing manufacturing and provide you with all the information you need to successfully find and work with a manufacturer. Before even beginning your search, there are important factors you need to consider, and we cover these in detail to ensure you are fully prepared. We then move onto the nitty-gritty of finding a manufacturer, from where to look to the steps you need to take to ensure you find the right one for you.
Once you have found a potential manufacturer, we discuss the key questions you need to ask them to determine if it's a good fit. This is crucial in ensuring that both parties are on the same page and can work together effectively. Finally, we provide you with tips and advice on how to make the partnership work, ensuring that your clothing line is manufactured to the highest standard possible.
So, whether you're just starting out in the fashion industry or are an established clothing brand looking to switch manufacturers, this episode has something for you. Join us as we share our expertise and provide you with everything you need to know to find and work with clothing manufacturers.
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5 Design & Product Development Mistakes Clothing Brands Make | AEP070
In this episode, we go over 5 of the most common mistakes clothing brands make regarding the design and product development phase.
Behind The Scenes Of Luxury Garment Manufacturing (with Diana Kakkar) | AEP069
In this episode of the Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast, we have the honor of speaking with the founder and CEO of MAES London, Diana Kakkar. MAES London is a luxury womenswear manufacturer located in North London, launched by Diana in 2018. In this fantastic conversation, we get a behind-the-scenes look at creating luxury garment manufacturing, and what a successful partnership between a brand and manufacturer looks like. We talk about MAES’s selection process for new partnerships and what clothing brands can think of when reaching out to manufacturers. We also talk about sustainability, taking a business through the pandemic, invisible PR, and much more.
How To Come Up With A Name For Your Clothing Brand | AEP068
Early on in your clothing business, you need to work on your brand identity. Branding is the process of building a product image based on associations, feelings, lifestyle, and identity that is projected by a label. You need to think about the meaning of your brand to your customers. Encapsulate that meaning in your brand name. Choosing a great brand name is not easy, we know that. In this episode, we give you clear guidelines for coming up with a name for your clothing brand. The clothing brand name is an important part of your business and what your customers think of your brand. When you choose the right name, your customers immediately identify with your value proposition. If you would choose the wrong name, your customers have no idea what your business stands for or what it does. The importance of your brand name has to do with human psychology. As human beings, we evaluate information quickly and make judgments in a snap. We usually make up our minds in only a few seconds, and then it takes much longer to change that first impression. There are many aspects to a great brand name, and in this episode, we share some of them.
The Apparel Entrepreneurship Podcast
This one is fantastic!!!