How do you start a fashion line?


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To start a fashion line you must first to write a business plan, then design and create prototypes for your clothing. After this, you have to market your new creations to potential buyers, commission production of your products and pay for delivery of your products to buyers.

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The first step in creating a fashion line is recognizing that fashion is a business. Therefore, before doing anything else, you must create a business plan. After creating your business plan you want to choose your target audience, and this will help define what types of clothing you should sell. While defining your target audience, you should decide whether you want to sell wholesale or retail. If you have not done so already, you will need to receive a Sales and Use Tax Permit from your state, an EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS and a "Doing Business As" certificate from your local county tax office.

The next step is to design and create prototypes for your first group of products in your fashion line. After this, you must market your designs to buyers. After you have found buyers for your line of products, you must find production facilities willing to produce your products for a price that makes the endeavor profitable for you. Finally you must find a shipping company that is willing to distribute your product to all of your buyers.

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