5 Essential Lessons I’ve learned as an Emerging Designer.

Karen Roth Resort

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This past year has been a tremendous learning curve as I’ve navigated the unfamiliar terrain of the production side of the fashion industry. My Fashion Merchandising degree and related experience as a fashion coordinator for luxury retailers did not prepare me for the challenges related to design/production.

My 5 greatest lessons:

  1. Do not hire a seamstress/pattern/sample maker on “Craigslist”. Some of you may be wondering why I would trust “Craigslist” – however, several years ago I found this option worked well when hiring consultants for other businesses. This is no longer the case. Scratch Craigslist. Do your homework. Check references. Ask to see samples of similar garments. Read client testimonials of recent work. After 9 months of frustration, I found an amazing resource for legitimate U.S. garment manufacturers, www.makersrow.com – it’s worth the reasonable membership fee. (and, no – I do not receive financial or other benefit from sharing this information). 

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