Personality testing

Personality testing

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Emerging Designers, Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

Today I stumbled upon a website called 16personalities.com. A free personality test. It does not take very long and was very accurate. I would have been more surprised by this had it not been for the fact it was not my first personality test. I don’t binge on personality test but I love it when I come across one that opens my eyes. I think if you are serious about starting your own business it is so important to know yourself both good bits and bad. The first test I...

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Does a pattern give a manufacturer all they need?

Does a pattern give a manufacturer all they need?

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

I had a new client come in the other day. They have a very successful business in home wares and now are looking to branch out into clothing. With a brief stint a few years ago in fashion they came to me with the need for patterns but no need for specs. They said their manufacturer would do this. This is very unusual and as our conversation continued I had to break this process down for the other member of the partnership as I had not heard of a product developed in this...

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Looking for a Point of Difference?

Looking for a Point of Difference?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Sample Room Solutions | 0 comments

The fashion industry is always changing. Trends in how to design and manufacturer a product change just as often as hem lines.  One of the biggest changes I have seen in the last year is that a lot of traditional developers/retailers have started to design. Now this may sounds a bit strange but what I mean by this is, in the past designers have often travelled overseas and purchased samples, come back and designed ‘based’ on these styles. With the ‘onslaught’ of overseas...

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Unusual Designs: RnD

Unusual Designs: RnD

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Sample Room Solutions, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m not sure if you guys know this but I am a very keen snowboarder. For anyone who knows anything about the snow we get here in Australia compared to the overseas snowfields, we don’t get a very good deal. So what’s a girl to do? In winter, to get a bit of a snow fix, I volunteer for an organisation called DWA – Disabled Winter Sports – and we go up to the mountain to assist people with disabilities to ski and snowboard. Why am I telling you this?...

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