A Care Checklist for Babies With Sensitive Skin

Your bundle of joy is beautiful, cuddly and pink like a cherub… in fact, they’re a little too pink and mewling a bit because they seem to be uncomfortable. Could it be that they’re hot or cold? Or is the pinkness of their skin that you mistook for their natural adorable color telling you something else entirely? Read more

How to Be a Metrosexual Millennial

For a long time, men’s fashion stayed within certain parameters; simple cuts, dark colors, no embellishments, vibrancy, and flashiness – anything that would make these clothes look hyper-masculine. This was the fashion that men had to keep up with.

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Buckle Up! A Guide to Men’s Belts and Buckles

Belts are more than just a functional accessory to keep your pants up.

Belts and buckles give a unique impression of your overall attire, and can sometimes make or break your look, with just one degree of difference in style, or even color. This is why it’s important that every man knows the basics of belts and buckles.

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5 Important Things Designers Must Understand About Clothing Labels

Unlike other aspects of apparel design and development, labels don’t often get considerable attention. The fact is that labels are much more significant than they are given credit for. 

Whether you’re selling men’s, women’s or children’s wear, all kinds of garments have a label attached to them. A label contains garment information, including material, size, wash and care instructions and more. This information helps customers decide whether the product meets their needs and preferences.  You are required, by law, to add your registration number to the label.

If you need labels for your apparel collection, here are some things to consider:

Material

Satin and woven are the most widely used labels in the fashion industry. Woven labels are soft, durable, and can withstand frequent washing and wear and tear. Another advantage of woven labels is that they are affordable and come in several colors.

Satin labels, on the other hand, look sophisticated and have a beautiful shine to them. But, satin is more expensive than other options.

Label content

A label should display the following information:

  • Fabric content (cotton, linen, etc.)
  • Washing and care instructions – fabric vendor can inform you on how to clean and maintain the fabric (machine washable or handwash)
  • Washing symbols (A label company can attach washing symbols to labels)
  • Manufacturing location (The country or state where the garment was manufactured)
  • Registration number

Hangtag artwork

Last but not least, a hangtag is an easy way to provide additional information about your business, such as your website.

If you’re searching for a leading garment and accessories manufacturing company, Lefty Production Co. has all your design and development needs covered.

The Made-in-the-USA fashion factory offers complete services to new and established clothing and accessory designers. Their services include fabric and trim sourcing, pattern and sample making, labels and branding, fittings, marking and grading, and more.

Lefty Production Co. specializes in the design and production of quality men’s wear, women’s wear, children’s wear, bridal wear, swimwear and bikini, athletic wear, and more.

Baby Shopping Questions You Need Answered!

You might be overwhelmed with joy on learning about the new addition to the family. This joy shortly turns in to panic when the fear of the unknown sinks in. Read more

Budget Baby Shopping – 5 Tips on Saving Money

A few months into finding out that you’re expecting, you begin a never-ending shopping spree that lasts for months. But the joy of holding a tiny-human in your hand is indescribable and worth every penny.

Babies require proper care and attention, but moms end up spending more than necessary. Here are some ways to stay on budgets when taking care of a baby. Read more

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Made By New Fashion Designers

In the world of fashion, there’s no room for error. Mistakes can cost designers big time. If you’ve decided to launch your own brand, here are a few mistakes you might be making and how you can avoid them:

Not knowing your business goals

It goes without saying that every fashion brand is unique. Therefore, goals vary from one designer to another designer. It’s absolutely crucial that you figure out your immediate and long-term goals, which include financial, marketing and more, for your business. Goals serve as a guide and will keep you motivated. They provide a clear direction to fashion designers. Not to mention, goals make it easier to assess your performance.

When defining your specific goals, make sure they are realistic, measurable, time-bound and relevant to your niche.

Not knowing your target audience

Not knowing your target audience

You may be producing great quality products, but if they fail to meet the needs of your target customers, it makes no sense at all.

Just like in other businesses, a customer is a king in fashion as well. Therefore, catering to your customers’ needs is not an option, it’s a necessity.

Get to know your target audience; what type of clothes do they like, dislike and need? Perform a research on your target audience’s demographics, which includes age, gender, occupation, location and more.

Knowing your target audience will help you design and develop apparel that suits their style, financial and lifestyle needs.

Not knowing your competition

This is another expensive mistake that you just can’t make. If you wish to have an edge your competitors, it’s important to keep an eye on their designs, pricing, and collections.

Ignoring the financial side of your business

Designing apparel and accessories is no doubt a creative process. But, at the end of the day, you’re running a business. In order to grow your business, you need money.

Many fashion designers treat their work like a hobby. The reality is that it’s a competitive industry and you need money in order to survive.

Figure out how much money you need to have to start the business. Manufacturing costs and product pricing are other significant factors to think about.

Doing everything on your own

Last but not least, launching a fashion line is no easy feat. The apparel manufacturing process is complicated and time-consuming. You will end up spending more if you do everything yourself.

Your best bet is to collaborate with a renowned design and manufacturing company, such as Lefty Production Co.

Lefty Production Co. provides the full range of services, such as design, fabric sourcing, pattern making, sample making, cutting, fittings, labels and branding, fittings, production, and more.

Find out more about their capabilities and specialties online.

A Boy’s Guide to a Man’s Wardrobe

We’d like to believe that our academic achievements and business acumen may be enough to get us through in the workplace, but there is more to it.

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3 Things to Do with Your Pregnancy Wardrobe after Birth

Will I ever be able to wear my pregnancy clothes after giving birth?” This question plagued my daughter-in-law for the longest time, who had also invested a lot of money on buying good pregnancy clothes. Read more

Essential Care Kit for Traveling with a Baby

Traveling with a baby is an adventure of its own.

You’re in a small, compact space, heading toward your destination, and have the entire time to make sure your baby stays entertained and doesn’t cry too much. And in order to do that, you must make sure your bundle of joy stays well-fed and comfortable.

So for your convenience, we offer this list of essential items that every parent needs to make traveling with a little one a whole lot easier. Read more