Your Own Fashion Brand: Jumpstart Your Business in Your Garage
Sep 23, 2021
What’s stopping you from launching your very own fashion brand? All these years of watching Project Runway, collecting magazine clippings, following fashion trends, and of course enrolling at fashion school have prepared you for this venture. Now, all it takes is courage.
Know Your Niche
As in every business, knowing your niche should be the first step. Think of a niche in the market that isn’t saturated yet. For a fashion line starter, you will be competing with established brands, whether the giants or small-time fashion designers. So, it is important to get the attention of the market by offering something new and unique. What will set you apart from the other brands? It is a good question to ask first.
Identify Your Market
Now that you already know your niche, the next step is to identify the audience of your brand. Targeting the demographics will curtail down the marketing strategy that you need to employ and the design of the clothes that you will be making. And of course, the pricing of the items will be according to the price point your consumers will be able to afford. That is also subjected to the production costs like textiles, materials, labor, and other utilities.
Create Your Brand
Pick a business name that is appropriate to your niche and market. Choose a name that will stick to your intended demographics, and at the same time that will best represent your style. Craft a logo and slogan that go well with your brand name. All these will serve as your first step into marketing your brand. You can hire graphic artists to execute your visions, or if you do not have the budget yet, there are platforms that offer free designing tools like Canva. Whichever you choose, make sure that the design should appeals to your market.
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Spread the Word
It is not enough that you are great at tailoring or making clothes, have great ideas and talent. Although this is a passion-based business, it is still a business that needs to earn money. Marketing your brand is as important. Launch your website. Make your presence known on social media platforms. You can also create promos and discounts like freebies for first-time buyers, asking customers to tag your brand in their posts and they will get surprise gifts in return, and the like. And the best marketing that would retain customers and earn new patronage is through your products and service. Word of mouth is the best form of PR a business can get.