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How to Start a Techwear Brand: Part 4, Making Clothes is Expensive

She also revealed that the main reason this was going to be so expensive was the fact my design was intricate and made of many more parts than a conventional pair of pants. 23 panels if my memory serves correctly as opposed to say 5 for a regular pant. 

How to Start a Techwear Brand: Part 1, The Emotion of Creation.

I started researching more about clothes and learning as much as I could, I knew that I wanted to be more than a printed t shirt brand, I wanted to build clothes and challenge myself and the consumer.


How to Start a Techwear Brand: Part 2, A Fork in the Road.

This is going well, everything is coming up Millhouse. We have a direction and steam, but wait… how do you make clothes? What's a pattern? Grading, huh? Now we arrive at a fork in the road.

How to Start a Techwear Brand: Part 3, Support and Sampling.

Over the next few months, she gave me a crash course in fashion, explaining the garment creation process, different styles of cutting, finishing, and so on. During her time running ‘Shimmers’ she also guest lectured at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), as a result, she felt very comfortable teaching me.