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Entrepreneurs are fast movers, so we’ve made it easy to learn on the go.The Maker’s Row YouTube channel is full of informative features from factory partners, pattern makers, educators and brands of all sizes. Browse a few of our favorites below if you’re just starting out or looking for a refresher.

3 Tips For New Designers

We sat down with Marianne, one of our patternmakers to find out her top three tips for new designers entering the product development stages.

What is a Tech Pack?

A Tech Pack is an informative sheet that designers create to communicate with a manufacturer all the necessary components needed to construct a product.

What Is Pattern Making?

Patterns are the backbone to the manufacturing process and have a lot of control over the quality of a product, so finding an experienced patternmaker is fundamental.

What Is Sample Making?

Apparel “samples” actually refers to a series of different items produced for different purposes during the development process.

Creating Through Maker’s Row

Alexa Nigro, one of the co-founders of Scough, explains how she was able to create her line of germ and pollution filtering scarves through Maker’s Row.

Working With Domestic Manufacturers

Roboticist, entrepreneur, and furniture designer at Rock Paper Robot, Jessica Banks, explains the complicated, but crucial, relationship a designer must cultivate with his or her domestic manufacturer.

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