Starting a clothing line involves countless moving parts. Beginning with a great foundation and high-quality materials can set you apart from other fashion brands. But fabric sourcing can be overwhelming. There are various fabric qualities—knit, woven, yarn dyed, and printed—and many knitting, weaving, and printing techniques. Where do you start? For many fashion designers, sourcing fabric is the first step of the design process. The next step is designing garments around that fabric. Choosing the suitable materials for your products can impact your sales and customer satisfaction—no one wants a scratchy t-shirt or pants that shrink in the wash. In this article, you’ll learn how to source suitable fabrics in a few steps, the different types of fabrics and suppliers, and the right questions to ask when choosing materials for your clothing line.
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