Today a little link love. First up is Danielle of Final Fashion. She’s been busy since moving to London to pursue greater opportunities in illustration but she’s kept up with her blog -which I don’t read nearly often enough. Recently she pondered how one might categorize designers. She came up with 8 types: Narrators, Characterists, Personalities, Aspirants, Conceptualists, Postmodernists, Technicians (more) and Artisans. Not surprisingly, I am closest to a hybrid of technician-artisan but am most attracted to color hungry postmodernists. Go check it out to see where you fit.
Next up, Melanie.IO. I find blogs like this and am convinced I’ve been living under a rock. Biting, incisive, nothing is sugar coated here. A TechStars alum, she has plenty of backstory viewers never saw. This is required reading for anyone convinced they’re going to be The E-mortar store and flummoxed that never the twain of tech and apparel shall meet. As if it were any surprise to kindred that apparel hasn’t kept up. Later, I was pleased to learn she knew who I was, loved my book and wanted to have coffee. She has started another interesting venture, shirts by subscription. I will have to keep an eye on that.
As for myself, I continue supervising construction and I have a tutor coming over today to teach me how to use Illustrator. It was time. I get in a very bad mood whenever I have to use it. Anyway, here is today’s archives entry. Have a great weekend!
November 4, through November 10, 2005
LA Textile wholesale fabric show pt.2
Poor man’s BMI
The Apparel Engineering and Needle Trades Handbook
Garment design copyrights & patents
Outdoor sewing sites
Lean manufacturing is resiliency
Designers at craft fairs
November 4, through November 10, 2007
Back from Houston
Zero fabric waste fashion design
Pattern Puzzle: Mark Liu
Made to measure manufacturing
How to hire a production facilitator
News from you 11/9/07
November 4, through November 10, 2008
How to find help in the apparel industry for nearly nothing
Pop Quiz #480
How To Create Brand Names That Stick
New Product Safety Regulations That Affect ALL Manufacturers
How to represent or distribute a line of handbags?
How to enter the U.S. market -from a contractor