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How Is The Russian x Ukrainian War Affecting The Textile Market?
When a war starts, it is without surprise that it has effects on the market and economy. Learn more on how the Russian-Ukrainian War is going to affect the textile industry!
May 23, 2022
How To Market Different Generations
One size doesn’t fit all. Different demographics are born into different social environments which shape their way of viewing and interacting with the world. Here you will learn how to be clear on who you want to target and adapt your marketing strategies for each demographic, read all.
May 16, 2022
Upcycling, What Is It?
You should know that the fashion industry is creating a huge amount of waste. During the production of clothes, up to 15% of fabrics are wasted even before the item of clothing has been created, upcycling could be the solution, read all to understand.
May 9, 2022
Metrics To Measure Your Product Performance
By measuring the performance of every piece in your collection, you can determine what products are and aren’t working for your brand, and make smarter, more calculated decisions moving forward. Check out six metrics for measuring your products' performance!
May 4, 2022
Plan Your Collection Strategically
Here you will find some tips for having a successful clothing line! These are all things you should consider before planning your collection.
April 20, 2022
Creating a Lookbook
When you have a digital brand, content is your product. And your Lookbook should transmit the quality of your products, otherwise it will be impossible to sell your garments at your target price, online. Read the entire blog post to learn how to do a great lookbook.
April 11, 2022
The Price Tags Guide
While information on a hanging price tag can seem like a minor detail, it’s actually very necessary. It is where buyers, manufacturers and your staff find everything they need to know about your garment, read the entire blog post to understand what the price tags should contain.
April 1, 2022
Design Process Step-By-Step
Do you know how the design process is? The process of every piece of clothing from idea to the final product. Obviously there are differences depending on the design, but let’s keep it simple and make you understand the overall picture of how we work at Friendly Factories.
March 23, 2022
Why Are The Raw Materials Costs Rising?
From transportation to labor, understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the raw materials prices.
March 17, 2022
How To Choose The Sizing Of Your Brand?
Sooner or later you will have to decide how the sizing of your garments should be. This blog post can help you figure out which one fits better to your brand's style and necessities.
March 17, 2022
The Ultimate Tech Packs Guide
A tech pack is a guide provided by designers to factories. It explains how to turn your idea into a product. It is important to be clear and accurate or you may lose time and money in the production if it’s incorrect. Learn here what your tech packs should contain to be useful and simple.
March 17, 2022
Sample Production? Everything You Need To Know About It
There are a lot of steps in the production process, so you need to make sure you leave plenty of time and manage the process closely. One of the important steps is creating samples, you definitely want to do it right! Checkout our article to find out:
February 3, 2022
The Ultimate Label Guide
Checkout this blog post to understand what kind of information your label should contain
March 17, 2022
Manufacturing In Portugal, Why ?
Portugal is in the European Union as well as the euro zone and respects all European standards, both in terms of labor legislation and product safety and quality standards. This quality is certified by independent labels. The social climate and the companies are stable here.
February 3, 2022
Slow Fashion, What Is It ?
Slow fashion is a movement that promotes the manufacture of clothing, with respect for the environment and workers. It is an alternative to fast fashion which aims to limit its clothing purchases to consume less but better.
February 3, 2022
The End Of Fast Fashion, Yes!
Fast-fashion is a way of consuming that consists of constantly renewing products, collections and therefore wardrobes. Cheap products are rarely kept and very quickly end up in the trash. However, this mode of consumption is increasingly criticized.
February 3, 2022