dg expo Fabric & Trim Show / Miami 

March 27 & 28, 2018

This show will be on Tuesday & Wednesday at the Doubletree MACC Ballroom!

3 day Seminar Program - Seminars start on Monday afternoon.

LOCATION: 711 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126

Doubletree MACC Ballroom

DATES: Tuesday & Wednesday - March 27 & 28, 2018


EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:

Tuesday 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Wednesday 9:30AM to 5:00PM

It is FREE TO ATTEND THE TRADE SHOW! GET YOUR BUYER/ATTENDEE BADGE NOW!

Please Note: Seminars have different prices.

REGISTER HERE!

Monday, March 26th, 2018


Seminar #2 3:30PM – 6:30PM Monday /Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

Starting Your Fashion Business Bootcamp

Topics covered during this 3 hour workshop will include information on how to turn your creative ideas into a viable fashion business, what licenses you will need, to include the legal steps you need to take to protect your brand, selecting the right business model for your financial situation, the most cost effective way to get your samples made, what you need to know before talking to manufacturers, costing your product correctly to ensure healthy margins for growth, How to create cash flow to determine cash flow and establish a budget to cover production and operations, tips and questions to ask when interviewing showrooms and sales reps, how to position your product to get sales reps and showrooms interested to rep your line and sell through strategies which will cover appealing to buyers. Bootcamp Fee $68


Tuesday, March 27th, 2018                     

Seminar #4 11:30AM – 12:30PM Tuesday/ Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit   

Costing for Profit
It goes without saying that the simplest garments cost less to make. As styling details are added the cost of the finished garment will increase. Determining all the costs and important components that make up a cost sheet will be key to your company’s success. One missing item or miscalculation from the cost sheet could lead a major profit loss. Understanding the importance of costing your product will be the determining factor in the profitability of your company’s growth and survival. Seminar Fee $18


Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Seminar #7 8:30AM – 9:30AM Wednesday / Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit  

Elements of a Tech Pack                                                                                            
This seminar will discuss the details that should go into a tech pack for creating a fashion product. The tech pack is the blue print to your product. You can’t make a garment successfully without a proper tech pack. A good tech pack will save you a lot of time and money fixing mistakes and redoing samples. Seminar Fee $18                         
                                                                          


Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Glendale, California

Join Frances Harder and Fashion for Profit Industry Consultants for a seminar and Speed consulting on Starting an Apparel Business in 2018.

The industry is changing and evolving. This seminar will give an overview of this complex and exciting industry:

• From concept through product development

• Understanding your customer and demographics

• Sourcing materials for sampling with contractors

• Financing, legal aspects and marketing

Increase brand awareness through social media

• Marketing your product’s “secret sauce” & other channels

• How to track and focused on your brand


We will also discuss other facets of starting a new business or enhancing an existing one.

There will be a Q & A session with an opportunity to meet industry consultants and have your questions answered. Refreshments after the seminar. It's a great way to build relationships, network and get answers!

 

Get sign up now as space is limited @ $49, and you can apply $25 of the ticket price towards a discount to one of our new features: an upcoming online course to help kick-start your business plan, or towards a portion of yearly dues for one of the new Fashion for Profit memberships or toward a one hour session with Frances Harder or other industry consultants.

 

If you are thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, or in need of some new knowledge to your existing business, this is a session you should not miss. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT NETWORKING! Come and join us for this Saturday afternoon session.


Please purchase your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-an-apparel-business-in-2018-tickets-44472180489

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Thank you to all who attended last week! Be sure to save the first week in October 2018 for LA Textile Week in the Fall!

PAST EVENT

CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER, 110 E. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018    11AM-12NOON

COSTING FOR PROFIT
It goes without saying that the simplest garments cost less to make. As styling details are added the cost of the finished garment will increase. Determining all the costs and important components that make up a cost sheet will be key to your company’s success. One missing item or miscalculation from the cost sheet could lead a major profit loss. Understanding the importance of costing your product will be the determining factor in the profitability of your company’s growth and survival.

Presented by: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit

REGISTRATION: The LA TEXTILE SHOW does not offer online pre-registration.  Please register on site to receive your badge, required for entry into LA Textile show areas, seminars & events.

Attending LA TEXTILE is free for qualified industry professionals presenting credentials related to fashion/interior design, fashion/interior manufacturing, fabric, home textile, technology & trim retailers and press only. 


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