Archive for July 2016
One of the things that speak volume in a designer’s business is the choice of fabric to use. The difference between a well-made outfit and a bad one is the choice of fabric. A designer should therefore carry out research to which fabrics to use and where to source them.
New Designers: Tips to Consider
New designers should avoid buying fabrics online before they actually know if it is good quality. It is important to be present physically while purchasing the fabric for the first time in order to feel the texture of the cloth. It is also important to consider buying in wholesale unless it is for personal use. Creating a good rapport with future business partners for example mills’ representatives. Lastly, flexibility is so crucial. The quality of the fabric should be considered before the cost.
Fabric Sourcing: What to Consider
A designer should critically sample available batik fabric before settling on one. The minimum and maximum quantity of fabric that can be supplied should be noted. A designer should also check the width of the fabric to ensure it is as ordered, check with the supplier to ensure that future orders can be supplied on time and take note of lead time. They should consider buying in wholesale since it is cheaper. The ethical standards of the supplier and producers should be considered.
Eco-Friendly and Natural Fabrics
There are companies that stock fabrics which are recycled. They use clippings from textile industries and waste from threads to make eco-friendly products. Denim fabrics made by recycling these materials do not need dyeing or washing since they the raw materials are dyed first.
The success of a fashion and design business requires that the proprietor pays attention to quality of fabric they choose to use. When all the factors above are taken to consideration, the result is great designs.