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Starting a Handmade Clothing Company

If you are a creative person that knows how to design clothes and sew, you may think about opening your own handmade clothing business. Today there are still many consumers who appreciate handmade originals, but unfortunately the numbers of seamstresses who can answer this demand are always shrinking. The business market isn't suited to supporting small independent businesses that don't outsource to foreign countries, so it will take lots of determination to make your dress business work, but that certainly doesn't mean it's not worth it.
To get started, find the top quality tools of your trade: a sewing machine, another type of sewing machine that cuts and sews, material, patterns and anything else. Make sure you take care of marketing right away, as that can make or break the situation. You'll want business cards and a website that clients can easily visit to see beautiful photos of your work. Once you get things going make sure you protect your business with the right insurance and a healthy knowledge of relevant laws.