I watched today the video of a Filipina-German who won Miss Earth International first runner up in 2009. In her video she discussed about modest and elegant clothing and how her conversion to Christianity inspired her to design her own line of elegant but non-revealing clothing.
Her story made me think of what it takes to design your own line of clothing? When I was a kid I used to draw paper dolls and dress them up with different stylish paper clothes, shoes and bags. I remember how that passion transported me to wonder land, in my own creative world.
But reality of life intervened; I was forced to abandon my creative dreams to pursue a safe career.
Yet now that I do fashion blogging full-time, and now that my personal style graduated into something chic and elegant, I´m considering styling my own clothes. You know how many indie designers are making their dreams a reality through Etsy? In this era, almost any dreams can be real. Besides, Victoria Beckham, who was not in a fashion school, is now a celebrated fashion designer.
I´ve started researching about designing, and one thing that you have to deal with in adding final details and polishing to a piece is custom clothing labels. In fact, this is a very important aspect of your design because it conveys your brand.
No matter how much thought you put on your design and tailoring, if your zipper pulls, patches, labels or hang tags are second-rate, your final result isn´t going to cut the deal. Cheap looking zippers, patches and labels are surefire deal breakers.
It´s like the pair of black ankle boots that a friend gifted me, their leather material were actually okay, but it´s their zipper and unattractive brand labels, which loosely waived to the world from the side, that made the boots looked cheap.
I found a company which offers Custom Clothing Labels in high quality for reasonable prices. They have years of custom label designing under their belt. They are a custom manufacturer of woven and printed labels, hang tags, stickers, patches and other apparel trims for the garment and textile industries.
So you can design your label, logo or patch, and they will weave or print it for you. Based from the samples of their works, they can guarantee making your sketch vividly come to life.
They also work with zippers, beads and studs, rubber and leather patches. But if I´m going to hire their service, I would like them to make me zippers with pull tab that is shaped like a lady. Surely that would be original, nuh?
If you have your design idea ready, they will take 5-7 days to make a sample, and if you´re satisfied, then they will proceed to production for 7-10 days. Indeed, it´s a quick turnaround!
In the future, once I am able to gather my guts and pursue clothing designing, I already know whom to hire for custom labels.
Have you ever dreamed of designing your own clothing line? Do you have background in designing?