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How to Start a Clothing Line in 10 Easy Steps

It's like baking a cake! You have to have all the ingredients in right proposition. Each ingredient is critical for your clothing line. Carrying a legacy of working as small batch clothing manufacturer for start up clothing line, Billoomi Fashion takes pride to help you in your fashion entrepreneurship journey. We love to educate, inspire and support budding entrepreneurs like you with our clothing manufacturing expertise. By providing comprehensive and reliable advice, resources and tools, along with a supportive community, we’ll help you build a better clothing business, no matter where you’re at in your journey. So welcome, and thank you for landing here! We’re excited to be part of your journey!!

Jyoti Upmanyu - Creative Director, Billoomi Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

What is a clothing line? Clothing line is a collection of garments on a particular theme, or for a particular season. It could be for a limited time, and will change or may be extended (usually called line extension). Hence the term "how to start a clothing line" is essentially not limited for a new clothing label only. If you're an existing clothing label owner and you want to start a new line, then it is equally important for you. In case you have no previous background of running clothing business then too, it is important to understand the steps and nitty gritty.

Most often people get confused with clothing line and clothing label. Please remember both are not same; although sounds similar. Clothing label is basically your brand name. There could be several line under one label. There are several possibility based on which a clothing line can be started such as : 

STEP # 01/10

Step one of starting your own clothing line is to understand the exclusivity. Your line has to address a niche and carry some exclusivity. The exclusivity can be the based on any of the 6 parameters as follows :

ANY PARTICULAR COLOR BASED CLOTHING LINE.  MAY BE ALL BLACK OR ALL RED OR ALL WHITE OR ALL EARTY COLOR CLOTHING. 

There are several brands who are very successful and they have kept their clothing line around certain color theme only. They do all kinds of style and for all category wear (men, women and kids) but they have one particular color all across their collection. 

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Some example clothing labels are:

https://blackwear.co 


BRANDS PICK SOME SPECIFIC FABRIC TYPE AND ALL THEIR COLLECTION IS BASED ON THAT PARTICULAR FABRIC ONLY.

The possibilities are unlimited. You may pick denim or linen or silk or polyester or jersey and so on. Choosing the fabric is very crucial considering the human category you're going to target such as women, men or kids.

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Example clothing labels are:

 

STYLING HAS BEEN MAJOR DIFFERENTIATOR FOR MOST OF THE CLOTHING LABEL AT THEH BEGINNING. 

In case you're starting womens clothing line, your line could be bohemian clothing or workwear or active wear. Similarly in kids you can have only smocked clothing or occasion wear. In mens as well, only workwear or casual wear or swimwear etc. 

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Example clothing labels such as:

  • Banana Boxers
  • Kingacsilla


PRINT REVEALS EVERYTHING! YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY PRINT TYPE FOR YOUR LINE OF CLOTHING. 

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  • Color - Any particular color based clothing line such as all black, or all red or all white and so on.
  • Fabric - Silk or Linen or Denim or so on
  • Styling - Only dress or only bottom or only jackets and so on
  • Prints - May be polka or flower or abstract or block print or digital etc
  • Category - Mens, Women, Kids