Best of Blog: 2015 Edition

Part of our mission at Maker’s Row is to educate small businesses about design, production and various aspects of starting a business, such as sales, marketing, and pricing. We strive to put out a wide breadth of posts from various perspectives, including brands, factories, business experts, and our own two cents. Here’s a roundup of our most popular posts in 2015, in case you missed them!

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How to Start a Successful Clothing Brand: Luck or Innovative Product?

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Stock Mfg. Co., a men’s lifestyle apparel brand, discusses its choice to join the Made in America movement.

10 American Small Batch Manufacturers

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The Maker’s Row edition of American factories who aren’t afraid to work with small minimums.

Manufacturing Your First Collection? Here Are 5 Things To Save You Time & Money

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A beginner’s guide to hacks in the apparel production process – which over time will save hours of frustration, not to mention some serious capital.

A Digital Lookbook Guide for Fashion Startups

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Formatted digital presentations make it very easy to convey your brand’s message to buyers and press.

How to Produce Your First Sample: The 3 Key Steps

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Go step by step to turn an idea on paper to a sample product in hand, through: sketching & prototyping, pattern-making, and sourcing.

The Map Of Made In America

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A visual survey of where in America Maker’s Row products are being made.

20 Brands And Manufacturers Under 40 – 2015

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This post accounted for our highest day of blog traffic in 2015 – meet the movers and shakers of American Made.

Related Reading:  3 Reasons To Shorten Your Lead Time

The Staple Manifesto for the Designer, Entrepreneur, & Fashion Aficionado

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Among sneaker fans, Jeff Staple is a living legend. He shared his insight on building a solid foundation for your company, and sticking true to your passions.

Scaling a Fashion Startup: Zero Dollars in the Bank to Doubling Sales Every Year

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Stock Mfg. Co shares their insight on how to organically grow your business without getting overwhelmed.

A – Z Glossary on Apparel Manufacturing

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Knowing the jargon of the industry will help leaps and bounds in conversing with factories and key stakeholders in their mother tongue.

Design School vs the Real World: Things I Learned

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Jesse Eenvoud compares skills she learned in design school – such as sketching and draping – to what she picked up on the job – such as production and business.


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