You love fashion. You’re a fashionista. You follow designers the way that some people follow sports teams.
Use your love of clothing to start the business of your dreams.
Yes, the garment industry is very competitive, but so is every profitable business trade. Also, there are many entrepreneurial opportunities available beyond the obvious ones of the designer or model.
Every day I get asked, “How I can start my own fashion line business”?
How to start online clothing store
The clothing and textile industry is one of the most robust and fastest-growing in the world. In 2010 the industry reached $2,560 trillion, yes that’s trillion, with sales of clothing, textiles, footwear and luxury goods. One of the fastest-growing segments is the children’s clothing market, which has increased 15% over the last five years to over $186 billion in size. Other trending industry sections are bridal wear and menswear. Experts estimate that American families spend an average of over $2,000 per year on apparel and fashion-related items.
Know that the fashion industry is very competitive, so you need to have top notch marketing skills and be able to handle rejection.
Entrepreneur Success Stories
To inspire you to take action and make your entrepreneurial dream a reality, here is an online fashion start-up success stories:
Black Milk Clothing – Started in an Australian kitchen in 2009 selling their first leggings for $10, which has now grown into a multi-million dollar company with 150 employees and sales worldwide. This company began as a blog named – Too Many Tights. The addition of an e-commerce store allowed them to sell their custom created clothing to their established audience. They innovated in the fashion market by creating “crazy leggings” such as muscle leggings that were huge hit a They use the power of social media, specifically Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to build sales on their Shopify online store.
Children’s Clothing Designer
Bridal Wedding Dress Designer
Video Channel – Style Tutorials
Fashion TV Show
Custom made clothing
Active Wear – Leisure Lines
Fashion Consultation Business
Event Producer – Runway Shows
Wardrobe Consultant – Organization
Public Relations Representative – Fashion Brands
Import and Export Clothing Brands
Alterations and Repair
Bathing suit & Swimwear designer – Women, Men, and Children
Sports Performance wear designer
Accessories and scarves
Handbags and Purses Creator
Jewelry designer – fine and costume
Ethnic and Native Outfits
Window Display and Merchandiser
Western and Equestrian Wear
Hats and Millinery
Custom made blue jeans
Promotional Wear – Logo Imprints
Retail Brick and Mortar Stores
Children’s clothing store
Plus size clothing store
Petite Women Store
Big and Tall Men’s Shops
Evening Gown rental service
Online Fashion Businesses
Writer on Fashions
Online consignment store
Let your love of fashion be your livelihood. There are tons of opportunities for creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the fashion industry.