LC APPAREL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Are you an aspiring designer?

Do you want to start a fashion business? 

Do you have sketches or idea in your head you want to bring to life? 

 This program was designed to build a successful and profitable fashion business by equipping new designers with all the necessary coaching, mentoring, courses, services and resources all in one. We have positioned this customized program to educate, render services and to hold designers accountable and make sure they are serious about growing and scaling a fashion business, we do not offer the services a la carte to NEW designers It's ALL or NOTHING! 

If you are a Seasoned Designer, you have the option to bi-pass the Coaching/Educational stage. We will give you an assessment during the development session to evaluate your business, experience, and educational skill set and create a customized product development package based on your current business needs. 
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The LC PD CLIENT values education and longevity in fashion design and business and does not align with the current fast fashion epidemic (check out our INSTA FASHION DESIGNER PROGRAM for a new approach to private label and fast fashion practices)
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The LC PD CLIENT values quality and variety in their fashion businesses and thinks beyond the clothes and approaches their fashion business as a lifestyle brand that will provide multiple strands of revenue, making them an Entrepreneur & not just a designer. This mindset embodies patience, commitment & dedication. Is that YOU?

HOW TO GET STARTED........
Step 1: 
BOOK A DESIGN DEVELOPMENT SESSION W/ OUR CEO: $350
During the session our CEO educates, advises and discusses our expertise on the entire product development and production process.
We cover:
  • Conceptualizing your ideas in 2D sketches, 
  • Cohesive Collection Assortment
  • Fabrication Options
  • Intended Target Consumer
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Pricing Categories
  • Sales Strategies 
  • Business Structure
  • Financial Health
At the end of the session if the designer is ready to move forward we will select a Product Development mentoring, coaching and business development track for the designer referred to as the Product Development Program Package.
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The $350 development session will be credited to your technical sketch development. 
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Intended Schedule:
4 months Fashion Business: Mentoring/Education/Coaching
4 months Product Development Services: Fabric Sourcing/Pattern Making/Fitting/Sampling
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You are in control of your success and commitment. The program deliverables & sessions can be scheduled Monthly, Bi-weekly or Weekly. 
Step 2:
SELECT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE:
Based on the decisions in the design development session the designer will be able to choose an education/ product development package based on the number of styles they want to produce. Additional fees will apply for additional samples in alternative color ways. 
Pricing For New Designers vs Seasoned Designers 
2-3 Piece Collection $9,000 (All Inclusive) vs $4500+
4-5 Piece Collection $12,000 (All Inclusive) vs $6000+
6-7 Piece Collection $15,000 (All Inclusive) vs $7500+
8-9 Piece Collection $18,000 (All Inclusive) vs $9000+

*2-4 Payment Installments available with added payment plan convenience fee. 

**This cost does not include any logo, graphic artwork, embellishments, labels or packaging you want to put on your styles. This will be determined after your 1st fitting and all placement, dimensions, scale and embellishment technique is confirmed & approved.

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 Step 3:
COMPLETE THE PROCESS:
EDUCATIONAL COACHING:
APPAREL MERCHANDISING: 
Style numbering & Naming System Creation
Brand Identity & Story Creation 
Target consumer & Identification
Creating Line sheets & Line Review
Retail Partner Distribution Plan 
Apparel Product Evaluation
Social Responsibility Collaborations 
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DESIGN/TECH/FIT KNOWLEDGE: 
Fabric knowledge: Knit vs Woven/ Natural & Synthetic Fibers
Fabric manipulation, texture, printing, customized fabrics 
Design Elements: exploring line, shape, color, texture
Drawing fundamentals: Mood boards, concepts, inspiration & themes
Tech Pack & Spec Sheet Development 
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PRODUCTION LOGISTICS & COSTING
Understanding Apparel price point categories
Pricing Strategy development & consistency
Cost & development strategies per style
Fabric & trim souring, pricing & negotiations
Factory negotiation & target cut/sew cost
Factory allocation
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BUSINESS & LEGAL STRUCTURES
Business Formation Education
Business Plan Creation 
TradeMarks/Copy Writing Education
Contracts, Agreements and Proposals 
Business Taxes 101
Shopify Website Building 
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MARKETING/ADVERTISING/PR
Introductory, Maintenance and Clearance Marketing Plan 
Sales Strategy Creation 
Product Placement Strategies 
Social Media Campaigns 
Personal Branding 
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ACCOUNTING AND BUDGETING 
Allocating Your Dollars 
Funding Your Business
Grant Writing
Building Business Credit
Money Management Education 
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PACKAGING DESIGN

Designing and creating the perfect custom packaging to be sent to your consumers. Including but not limited to Garment Bags, Tissue Paper, Ribbon, Boxes, Stickers, Thank You Cards, Clothing Labels, Hangtags, Hangers, Mailers and Polybags.

PRIVATE NYC GARMENT DISTRICT TOUR
Includes 18 (No MOQ) Factories, Vendors & Wholesale Suppliers.
DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL VENDOR & SUPPLIER LIST 
Includes over 150 in North America, South America, Africa, Asia & Europe
 
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STAGES:
FABRIC/TRIM SOURCING *This service does not include the price of your final approved fabrics & trims.
CREATE PATTERNS
FIT SAMPLES
FIT MEETING
PATTERN EDITS
FINAL SAMPLE
FIT MEETING
FINAL SAMPLE EDITS
RECEIVE FINAL SAMPLES
    *Production/Manufacturing Cost is not included in the pricing. The pricing strictly covers mentoring, coaching, education and product development services. (Fabric sourcing, sampling, pattern making and fitting) as listed above.
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    **Production/Manufacturing cost will be determined once product development is complete and designer has confirmed the below:
    • Apparel Price Point Category 
    • Total Number of Units Per Style
    • Size Range Per Style
    • Color Assortment of Each Style 
    • Domestic or International Manufacturing 
     
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