You know the expression, “The customer is always right.”
Well, I’ve worked in two industries where I don’t believe that phrase applies.
The first one is bartending.
(Spend 15 minutes pouring drinks at 1 am and you'll know what I mean…)
The second one is clothing manufacturing.
Because when it comes to new designers, factory managers tell me how exhausting and slow it is.
“We have to do so much educating,” they say. “It really slows down the process when a startup comes in and they haven’t done their research.”
A lot of times, it’s not even worth it to the manufacturer. And that’s why so often you don’t hear back or can’t get in touch with them.
The harsh reality is: new designers get a bad reputation.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
And in this week’s Live Show, I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to know to make every clothing manufacturer want to work with you.
Because ultimately, the goal for you is to be an ideal client.
These are some of the same tips that I teach my entrepreneurs in the Factory45 program, one of them who posted this in our private Facebook group last week:
“During a call with a design house yesterday they thanked me for being so prepared. They said most entrepreneurs don't understand the process, how things work, timing, etc. I explained that I was in the Factory45 program and that I owe it to the program and my mentors…”
As always, there are two ways to tune in on Thursday at noon ET / 9am PT:
See you on Thursday!
Did you miss last week’s episode of Factory45 Live about negotiating fabric minimums? You can watch the replay by clicking below!