As we all know, the internet can be an amazing place for free resources and advice. But it can also be a place of extreme excess and anxiety.
With so many resources available to overwhelmed fashion entrepreneurs, which ones should you use and which ones aren’t worth the time?
Well, here’s a place to start. I’ve narrowed down my top four resources for startup and sustainable fashion brands below:
Anyone who’s tried creating a tech pack from scratch knows how frustrating (and time-consuming) it can be. Enter Techpacker, a software that helps you create a professional tech pack in minutes.
The platform gives you (or a team) the ability to manage product development all in one place. You can see some of the main features that Techpacker has to offer here and get started with a free 7-day trial here.
2.) MAKER’S ROW
Maker’s Row is an online platform that connects product-based companies with factories in the U.S. In addition to a database of thousands of factories, suppliers, printers and other manufacturers, Maker’s Row offers resources, tips and free advice through their email workshops and YouTube channel.
Brands can join the platform for $35/month and browse the growing list of over 11,000 factories across dozens of industries. You can search by location, response rate and other capabilities by signing up here.
3.) COMMON OBJECTIVE
Common Objective is a U.K.-based platform that evolved from The Ethical Fashion Forum. With a focus on sustainable fashion, members of Common Objective can learn, connect and collaborate while being matched with the people and resources to succeed.
With a network in 141 countries, Common Objective is dedicated to supporting fashion people do better business. You can join for free here.
And then there’s my own program, Factory45… not biased ; ) The online business school that takes sustainable fashion brands from idea to launch, Factory45 will help you source fabric, find a manufacturer and raise money to fund production.
If you’re interested in launching your fashion brand with us, you can book a free call to learn more here. Until then, you can get free advice for starting your fashion brand here and see some of the companies that have launched through Factory45 here.