Tatum Sherman attended fashion school in New Jersey and had dreams of starting her own clothing line. She began designing casual clothing and swimsuits and now has a complete line of clothing for women and children. She calls her clothing line TS Fashion and is very proud of it. She hopes to continue to grow it. If you have dreams of doing the same, read on for tips and advice.
Have A Plan
You need to have a plan for your clothing line. This should pertain to the type of clothing you plan to design, who it will be designed for and what stores it will be sold in. Do you want to design clothing for women, children or men? Do you want to design casual clothing or clothing that will be worn by movie stars on the red carpet? You need to make sure your plan is as detailed as possible and you should keep notes when necessary.
You should start sketching your clothing designs as soon as possible. Many designers start creating their sketches before they even attend design school. You may decide to change them as you learn more about design and your market and you can always add to your portfolio. Your sketches will also come in handy when you present your idea for a clothing line to a store or company.
Create A Business
You will need to create a business name and logo for your clothing line and register it as a business. This will allow you to market the clothing line and sell the pieces. You will also need to come up with a budget and get a firm understanding of startup costs. Once your design has a name, you will also need to find a manufacturer who will be able to create the pieces you design so you can sell them.
Market Your Line
If you want people to know about your clothing line, you need to be able to advertise it successfully. You should decide how you want to advertise your clothing line and start doing so as soon as you register it as a business. If you plan to sell your clothing online, you will want to do a lot more online marketing. If you are going to sell your clothing from a store, you may want to create ads and also advertise online.
Tatum Sherman worked hard to get her first line of clothing in stores and now she looks forward to seeing people wear it on the streets. She is happy to be able to do what she loves and to see people enjoying the clothing she designs.