Sourcing A,B,C'S

A guide to apparel and sewn-product production sourcing for designers, entrepreneurs and new apparel companies sourcing production at trade shows and other industry events. We published this 16 page booklet to assist all new designers and entrepreneurs sourcing apparel production for the first time.  
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Apparel Costing
Apparel Costing
Reference: 134H
 
Newcomers to the fashion industry often base costings on the sum of a style's fabric, trims and labor-and to that they simply add their markup. However, every other activity of the business erodes that markup, and they find themselves with an unsustainable profit-or a loss. This guide will help you avoid these pitfalls to guarantee a sustainable profit. 
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Birnbaum's Global Guide To Winning The Great Garment War

The premier book on garment costing, and the ultimate book for all garment industry professionals who want to work and buy at the best price.

Price$35.00
Birnbaum's Global Guide To Material Sourcing

The global garment industry is moving from product supplier to service provider. This great, new text by David Birnbaum explains how to source fabric and trims in the post-2005 era. You can no longer depend on how you sourced materials a few years ago, those methods are already antiquated. Is your company on the leading edge, or are you falling behind?

Price$45.00
The Vendor Compliance Handbook with Forms and Data Templates

2nd Edition!
This book answers the questions of any new designer: "How do I produce a garment?", "Where do I start?", and "What standards should I use?" The book will help all those that are beginning in the fashion industry, and also facilitate those with existing loopholes that have been making their daily jobs grueling and hurting their businesses over time.

 

Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it right"!

 

Price$60.00
The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates

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The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it right"!

All forms and templates are in a easy to use pdf file.

Price$25.00
Crisis in the 21st Century Garment Industry

Last man standing may well be an accurate description of the steps that we must take to survive the current downturn.  Everything depends on how fast the players understand that the rules of survival have changed.  For those seeking solutions, may I suggest, Crisis in the 21st Century Garment Industry and Breakthrough Unified Strategies

 

Price$45.00
How to Start a Fashion Company

 

 

 

 

Straight forward step-by-step guide for designers and entrepreneurs wanting to start their own line. Book contains all the necessary fashion terms you need to know to start a line; basic information on Making Prototypes, Costing, Marketing, and Production.

 

 

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Price$40.00
Birnbaum's Global Guide to Agents and Buying Offices

20 years ago, every middleman —every agent and every buying office —provided the same basic services.  Today the list of required services has expanded geometrically and the skill-set needed to provide those services have expanded exponentially.  The days when the middleman needed only merchandisers and QC are long gone. 

Today, the difference between a first class and a mediocre middleman is the difference between success and bankruptcy.

Price$45.00
The Guide to Cost-to-Value Analysis
Welcome to the world of COST-TO-VALUE ANALYSIS
 
Our industry faces an existential problem.
The decisions we make do not lead to the results we expect.
The tools we use to make our decisions no longer work.
 
Price$34.99
Looking Good: Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar and Fashion Startup Playbook

DISCOVER HOW TO MAKE ROCKSTAR SALES & BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FASHION BRAND IN THIS REFRESHINGLY SINCERE PLAYBOOK, LOOKING GOOD.

Price$25.00
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