How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


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Start Date:

Sat, Sep 25, 1:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.

What you'll learn in this fashion business class:

We began as a fierce NYC boutique dressing countless A-listers that sold innovative emerging designers, and our own women's & men's collection.

Join us for FIRST HAND expertise on how to set up your business! Learn how to go from an idea in your head to getting your designs out into the world onto customers' backs.

We also conduct the How To Manufacture/Mass Produce Your Clothing + Accessories Lines Workshop for understanding mass producing your line, which should be taken after this workshop. And How To Start Your Fashion Company (E-Commerce + Boutique) Workshop so you can sell online.

This ALWAYS current workshop teaches: 

Business Aspects
1. Business Plan writing & start-up costs
2. How to set up legally, paperwork required
3. Securing & registering business name
4. How to raise enough $$ to start & exist
5. Trademarking 

Developing, Producing, Sourcing
1. How to design
2. Patterns and finding pattern makers
3. Getting samples made
4. How to price for profitability
5. Trendforecasting 

Marketing and Brand Identity
1. Market Research
2. Brand Building
3. Creating a viable collection buyers want!
4. How to participate in Fashion Week
5. How to sell your line! 

2 1/2-hours - Thorough and intense, but fun to network, meet, and learn. 

Certificate of completion provided. NO recording devices permitted. 


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Classes are non-refundable. Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a credit to reschedule the same class for a future session, valid for 60 days.  
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Question from Olivaldo G.
Hello my name is junior, i can take the course being an immigrant without documents i am a resident of queens
Question from Anonymous
Hi. I’m interested in starting an online clothing store (at least at first). I have no experience in the fashion industry or in sewing/design. I am looking for a strong foundational starting point, but I’m just not sure which of your classes to take since some of the descriptions seem so similar. Could you recommend the best seminar to start with based on my current goals?
Answer from Michelle A. Verified Educator
Hi! If you are wanting to start a line and have no experience the How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line Is the best workshop to take.
Question from Anonymous
Will this class be given in the future? Not sure I can swing this date but would love to know if there are future times.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello there! We don't have information yet as to when the next schedule will be. You can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thank you!
Answer from Michelle A. Verified Educator
We hold the workshops once a month in NYC. The next ones are this weekend 1/25-26.
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Question from TZN
Is the material applicable to starting a jewelry line?
Answer from Shab R. Verified Student
It’s applicable to any type of fashion/art/beauty related industry. Very helpful.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey there! Yes, the workshop applies to starting a jewelry line. Hope this helps!
Answer from Michelle A. Verified Educator
Yes, it is.
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Question from Anonymous
hi, I wanna know if this class have credits?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! There’s no credit, but the school does issue a certificate of completion. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
Hi, I'm Ayaka from Japan. I'm planning to visit NYC to take this class. I would like to ask about one concern. Do you have textbook or materials of this class? Actually English is my second language, so I'm afraid that I can't understand some parts because of language skill. But if you have materials, it will be helpful to understand important things as much as possible.
Answer from Laura W. Verified Student
The class was mostly conversational. There were some good handouts but no textbook. I flew from Minnesota to NYC for the class and feel it was well worth it!
Question from Barbara S.
You can learn all this in only 2 1/2 hrs?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Barbara! Thanks for your question. Yes, all the topics on the description will be discussed in 2.5 hours.
Question from anonymous
Hi, I live in New Jersey and interested in this class but I have the H4 visa. Can I do this class.....
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Sure you can! You don’t need a visa to take the class so if you have a certain one it doesn’t matter.
Question from Ish
Hi, do you think this class would be interesting for someone who does not have a specific venture in mind.. Or is it more meant for those that have an idea in fashion that they're considering and want to understand the tactical side of starting their business?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! This class would still be relevant even to someone who doesn't have a specific venture in mind. In fact, you might find it helpful in making that decision, as the class covers Marketing and Brand Identity, Developing, Producing, Sourcing, alongside the Business Aspects of the trade.
Question from Sonia a.
Hello! I'm from France and I wanted to Check for the November 4 class. I have à question: do you give a certificate at the end of the day? Thank you
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! The school doesn't provide a certificate but they do provide a clear path to all the steps from A-Z on how to start the business. Also, they provide a resource guide filled with resources to help students move forward after the workshop. The school's doors are always open to questions you may have after taking the workshop.
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Reviews of Classes at M SHOP (200)

(200 Reviews)
How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line
Reviewed by N. Nechama K. on 8/24/2020
Great insider info that I use right away and start taking the next steps with confidence. Grateful for the class.
How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line
Reviewed by Carmen C. on 7/28/2020
Was awesome I learned a lot
How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line
Reviewed by Lauren R. on 7/6/2020
Shared so much knowledge and expertise! Michelle was a dream come true to take me to the next level.
How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line
Reviewed by MARINA N. on 4/4/2020
Just the class I needed to get inspired and get real information to start putting together my fashion company! Michelle is a knowledgeable professional, she was able to answer my questions and gave me concrete tools to get me started in the right direction. Will definitely sign up for other courses offered by Michelle!
How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/17/2019
Very informative and inspiring class. Just what I needed to all my thoughts in order
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