Learn How to Start in the Garment Industry

$350 per session, up to 4-hours per session.

Each consulting session is individualized based on your needs and time limits. We will answer your questions about your product, concept, and business plan while figuring out how to bring your business to market. I will give you truthful critiques and advice to starting your new business and avoiding crucial pitfalls.

A typical "Beginner's Package" will discuss:

  • Legal Issues
  • Needed Licenses
  • Process for Garment Manufacturing
  • Samples & Productions
  • Wholesale & Retail
  • Resources & Contractors

Schedule an appointment by filling out the questionnaire. We'll be in contact within two business days.

We accept personal checks.

Consultations can be done via conference call and in person.


What to Expect

Now that you have graduated from Fashion Design School, or have just made the decision to take your clothing design dreams and make something real out of them, you are ready for my consulting expertise. Think of what I have to offer you as a post-graduate immersion experience.

I’m here to tell you the story of what you will need, what it takes, and what to be on the look out for to successfully turn your inspiration and ideas into a moneymaking business. Let me first tell you that it is not easy.

What I am offering you is a roadmap for what lies ahead to make the future not quite so unknown. I can greatly increase your chances of “making it” by sharing my experiences, wisdom, and love of the business.

Some of my clients are the biggest names in clothing: companies such as Levi, Nike, Talbots and LL Bean. Some of my clients have been or are the most successful entrepreneurs in the business: companies such as Joe Boxer, Chi Pants, Jagged Edge, Bonobos, and My Hip T.

I am not going to tell you what to design or what the trends are, that is your expertise. I am going to give you the timeless information of how to start up your business; how to put your design into production; how to deal with contractors; what to be aware of in the process that goes from your design, through patterns and grading, sourcing, cutting, sewing, inventorying and finally, navigating through the shark infested waters of the reseller.

You will end your time with me gaining the resources and the confidence to go out and start building your own business. Something important to know, people will give you advice as to fit, style, etc, etc, etc. Listen to them very politely, thank them for their advice, but take it with a grain of salt.

Here are three priceless pearls of business acumen that form part of the canon of my wisdom:

Keep it simple
Price means nothing
Crazy ideas can wildly succeed

It takes a huge amount of bravery to undertake what you are considering. I know that I can greatly increase the odds of you winning.

Until we talk in person, I wish you the best in all you strive toward.

-- Seymour Jaron