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Faux Fur vs Real Fur: A Comparison of Ethics and Sustainability

Fur has been considered a staple in fashion for centuries now, but in recent years, there has been a growing debate over whether faux fur or real fur is the better choice when it comes to ethics and sustainability. While both fake fur and genuine fur have their pros and cons, there are several differences …

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Will Going To Fashion School Help Me Build A Fashion Business?

Many people think that the main purpose of fashion school is to teach you how to design fashion, but there are a range of programs available at various fashion schools which will teach you everything from fashion design to fashion merchandising or even fashion history. Depending on which program you were to join would determine …

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Passive Income Streams For Fashion Businesses

We all know that time is money. And owning a fashion business usually means that your business’s income is limited to the amount of time you have available. Sure, as your business grows and you increase the number of employees or outsource manufacturing further afield you personally have more time, but you also have more …

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Checkered Pattern: The Most Popular Checks Used For Fabric

The use of fabrics with a checkered pattern has been popular for a long time, but as they’re used more frequently for home sewing and fashion fabrics I thought we could do a deep dive on the most popular checks used in fabric now. One great aspect of non-solid fabrics is the pattern matching that …

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Different Animal Prints Used In Fashion

Printed fabrics are very popular in fashion and home sewing and it’s no wonder that there are so many print designers and options for printed fabrics available to us. I have covered the different types of weaves before, and possibly the various print styles too, but today I wanted to focus in on the different …

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Recurring Revenue Streams For Creative Businesses

At my last count Lisa Johnson was a woman with more than six recurring revenue streams. She is a woman who attracts people to her with her consistent refusal to conform to what the online-business world likes to dictate – in my words: an MLM-like pyramid scheme based on exploitation and a lack of ethics …

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4 Best Professional Sewing Machines (That Are Not Industrials)

It’s a funny thing, but when I’m asked what the best professional sewing machines are, my initial response is to always suggest one of the industrial sewing machines I have owned and used as a fashion designer and sample maker. The problem with that of course is that they are large, heavy and quite cumbersome …

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5 Best Sewing Gifts For The Sewing Beginner (That They’ll Love)

Whether for Christmas and birthdays or Mothers and Fathers day, there are many reasons why you may be gift hunting for the special person in your life who is becoming interested in sewing. However, knowing which sewing gifts are beginner friendly is not as easy as you’d expect if you’re someone who doesn’t sew at …

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Types Of Industrial Sewing Machine – And Do You Need One?

I’ve covered the different types of sewing machines previously, including leather sewing machines, but I’m often asked about the types of industrial sewing machines and whether they’re really needed by the home sewer or budding fashion designer. So today, I’m sharing my experience of owning and using an industrial machine, the various industrial machine types …

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What Is The Best Dress Form For Fashion Design?

I feel like this is a much needed follow up to my guide on the best dress forms for women sewers, which has been super helpful for those non-professionals who want a dress form for draping and fitting their sewing projects, but isn’t necessarily filled with the best options for those who want to drape …

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Sewing Projects To Sell (For Additional Income)

You’ve got some mad sewing skills and you’d like to increase your income streams so that you’re not reliant upon just the one or two – but what could you realistically do to increase your income? One strategy is to come up with a list of sewing projects that you can sell after making them. …

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