160 – Should You Start With a Seamstress or a Factory?

If you want to launch a clothing label should you get your first samples made by a seamstress or should you go straight to working with a factory?

In this episode, I cover the pros and cons of both so that you can make the decision for yourself as to which you think is best for your business.


  • How a seamstress can translate your ideas into an initial prototype 02:32
  • Why you should start with a small production run 04:11
  • The price difference between a seamstress and a factory 04:50
  • One of the downsides of working with a seamstress is they may not have certain types of machinery that a factory might have 05:47
  • The difference in the way a seamstress might make something compared to a factory 07:29
  • The advantages of working with a factory when your sales take off 10:33

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