Tech Packs are just as important as your pattern and prototype when it comes to development, and for approaching factories with your production order. It's also one of the more confusing items to pull together for many new designers and brands. I will be speaking at the DG Expo in Chicago next week, with Jess…Read more
The Chicago Pattern Maker: Xochil Herrera Scheer is a professional product developer, passionate about ethical sourcing and manufacturing, and Made In USA products. She is involved in the fashion community through connecting resources, sharing experiences, and professional development events. Xochil is a lover of slow fashion, collaboration, and is always game for a peanut butter dessert.
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With Chicago being the latest stop for the multi-city wholesale fabric trade show, DG Expo, I thought it would be a great time to A: Tell you about it because you should definitely attend! And B: Review some questions to ask fabric reps when you attend trade shows and are sourcing fabric for your brand.…Read more
I recently made a trip to Kansas City to speak about tech packs, pattern making and fashion production, alongside Jess Crane (Jess Crane Design), Laura Treas (Kansas City Sewing Company) and Mark Brown (Law Offices of Mark Brown, LLC - Specializing in Patents and Trademarks). We spent a full day diving deeper into various topics…Read more
This idea has been on my mind for the last couple weeks, in part because of a few different but related, recent conversations with clients and potential clients, and in part because it's NYFW, and the glamorous side of the business is on full display. The concept behind what I call, the "Project Runway Effect,"…Read more
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