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Ask Dessy Tsolova, CEO Fashion Insiders & Co., anything about fashion business basics, manufacturing, sampling, marketing and production. Use #AskDessy to ask.

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What Should be Your First Step to Start a Fashion Brand?

Have an idea and don't know what to do with it, where to begin and what is important to know? Read the answer below
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How to Finance a Fashion Business?

Knowing how to finance a fashion business is one of the essential requirements for staying in business. Read our 5 top tips on how to find funds for your fashion idea.
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How to Best Connect with Retail Buyers and Stay in Touch?

One of the hardest things for a fashion brand is to know how to connect with retail buyers and stay in touch with them continuously.
communicate your designs

I Can’t Sketch! How Can I Communicate My Ideas on Paper?

You don't have to be Karl Lagerfeld to launch your brand. Learning how to communicate your designs and draw is just a skill that, with practice, can be acquired and improved on.
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Where Should I Make My First Proto Sample?

A beginner or an experienced professional, everyone needs to know the best way to make their first proto sample.
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Should I Have a Pattern Ready Before I Contact a Factory?

If you are a beginner, how will you create your pattern before even fixing a factory in the first place? Read to know how.
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Fabric Sourcing Everything Before Contacting A Factory?

Fabric sourcing raw materials in advance of manufacturing is an essential part of the development process. Let's find out which is more advantageous - fabric sourcing yourself or asking the factory for support.
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