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Developing Your Own Recognisable Style.
Developing Your Own Recognisable Style.
A guide to developing your skills and instincts so that you can create your own successful fashion style. The importance of brand identity and using style to make a…...
Fashion Design Training, Courses and Funding
Fashion Design Training, Courses and Funding
A guide to the different training options available for fashion design entrepreneurs in the UK, and to means of securing funding for your fashion design business....
Finding a Studio or Shop Base
Finding a Studio or Shop Base
A guide to determining what you need from a studio or shop, finding the right premises, and negotiating the right lease to go with them....
Finding your Target Market in the Fashion Industry
Finding your Target Market in the Fashion Industry
A guide to identifying the ideal customer base for your new fashion business....
How Closely Can You Copy Other Fashion Designs?
How Closely Can You Copy Other Fashion Designs?
Advice on how to avoid being sued for copying fashion designs as garments or patterns, either deliberately or accidentally....
Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Fashion Designs
Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Fashion Designs
Advice on the legal options you can use to protect your fashion designs from copying....
Interview: How I Started My Fashion Business
Interview: How I Started My Fashion Business
Designer Jane Faye talks about starting up her fashion business, Gaia Noir, selling eco-friendly alternative clothing....
Predicting and Following Fashion Trends
Predicting and Following Fashion Trends
A guide to predicting the next big thing in fashion and making use of upcoming colours and styles in your fashion design business....
Quiz: Can you Run a Fashion Business?
Quiz: Can you Run a Fashion Business?
Take this simple quiz to help you determine how ready you are for starting up your own fashion business....
Should you Make Clothes to Fit all Sizes?
Should you Make Clothes to Fit all Sizes?
Advice on how to adjust your clothing designs for different sized customers and on the advantages of designing for larger people....
Targeting a Niche vs Mainstream Fashion Market
Targeting a Niche vs Mainstream Fashion Market
A guide to niche fashion marketing and its advantages and disadvantages....
Understanding Workplace Clothing
Understanding Workplace Clothing
What you need to know to get involved in designing workplace wear for all kinds of different corporate and factory environments....
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