How to start a clothing line

A business for the creatively inclined, learn what it takes to become a fashion entrepreneur here

Useful links:

Clothing line useful contacts

  • ASOS Marketplace – open a boutique: A useful option for first-time fashion designers looking to reach a wide audience. Subscription is £20 per month and the site takes a 20% commission on sales.
  • British Fashion Council: Industry body for fashion designers in the UK. Has various investment funds available for designers and organises major events such as London Fashion Week.
  • Fashion Association of Britain: UK trade association targeted at independent fashion retailers. Operates training courses for fashion retailers.
  • UKFT: Industry body for the UK fashion and textile industry. Members receive access to grants, industry-specific business advice, and more.
  • Chartered Society of Designers: The UK professional body for designers.
  • ASCBI: The association of suppliers to the British clothing industry. A useful resource for sourcing suppliers and raw materials.
  • Sustainable Designers: Organisation that works to promote sustainable practice in the UK fashion industry. Provides training courses for fashion designers.

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