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Introduction to the new FDS website

Welcome to Fashion Design Solutions! We are a privately owned fashion design, sourcing and manufacturing company and this is our new blog. Dedicated to all things fashion, we want it to be the go-to news site for fashion trends, business solutions and insider info on how we help get brands moving, putting gorgeous fashion first. … Continue reading Introduction to the new FDS website

FDS News

FDS Design Job Vacancy, We’re currently looking for a new apparel designer to join our team. More information and full job spec can be found on our website. Judas Sinned SS13 Collection has been delivered. Iconic graphics combined with oil dye techniques remain key to their ongoing success. www.judassinned.com Savant collection is in store now … Continue reading FDS News

How to get the Perfect Fitting Jeans for your Shape

For many men, jeans are the most important part of your wardrobe. You wear these when you hit the town with friends. You wear these to work (sometimes, at least). You wear these when you are just hanging out around the house.   While jeans may not be the most expensive piece of clothing in … Continue reading How to get the Perfect Fitting Jeans for your Shape

10 Do’s & Don’ts To Piecing Together A Quality Fashion Portfolio

A fashion portfolio is mandatory for success in the fashion industry. It doesn’t matter whether you are applying to fashion school, trying to get a job at a fashion firm of even making an attempt to get onto a fashion reality show. Without a portfolio to showcase your skills and talent, you aren’t going anywhere! … Continue reading 10 Do’s & Don’ts To Piecing Together A Quality Fashion Portfolio

Fashion Design Solution’s Blog Post Round-Up

This week Fashion Design Solutions takes a look at the ethics of the overseas garment factory, why we believe Turkey is the best value for money when it comes to garment production, how to find a quality clothing manufacturer, as well as tips and tricks for getting your t-shirt design noticed by High Street shoppers. … Continue reading Fashion Design Solution’s Blog Post Round-Up

A Denim Suppliers Guide To Denim Fabrics & Denim Washing

As you are probably aware, the world of denim is teeming with a near endless assortment of different dyes, weaves and fabrics. ‘Weaving’ your way through this mess can be quite confusing, especially if it’s your first time around dealing with denim suppliers. Today we want to simplify the adventure for you by first addressing … Continue reading A Denim Suppliers Guide To Denim Fabrics & Denim Washing

How Turkey is Using Apparel Sourcing to Clothe the World

Check out any one item of clothing you’re wearing right now. Your shirt, your pants or anything else with a label will do. Now, without looking at the label, do you know if this item of clothing is made from cotton, polyester or something else? Don’t worry if you don’t know – most people don’t. … Continue reading How Turkey is Using Apparel Sourcing to Clothe the World

An Overview Of The World’s Top Regional Textile Producers

The world contains five primary textile production zones: China, Bangladesh/Pakistan, India, Italy and Turkey. While other countries also export garments, it is these five regions that dominate the industry. Here’s the thing, though — each region offers it own unique advantages and disadvantages.   To be successful in fashion (especially if you are interested in … Continue reading An Overview Of The World’s Top Regional Textile Producers

The Ethics of the Garment Factory: A Primer

One of the biggest stigmas that has dogged the clothing industry – and continues to do so – is the plight of the international garment worker. Indeed, there have been scores of reports and documentaries conducted from news outlets the world over that highlights how rough the conditions at a garment factory can get. These … Continue reading The Ethics of the Garment Factory: A Primer

What to look out for when looking for a clothing factory

The act of finding a good clothing factory to assemble your clothes is one of the more critical steps that you can take. The ability to make a quality product is an important metric to measure a clothing factory, of course, but there is so much more to the process of finding the right one … Continue reading What to look out for when looking for a clothing factory

8 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Turkish Clothing Manufacturer For Your Business

The world is brimming with clothing manufacturers from the likes of China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Italy, Turkey and numerous other countries. So which country should you choose to do business with? If you’re an amateur, you might be tempted to spin a pinwheel and hope for the best. However, we have another idea. We recommend … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Turkish Clothing Manufacturer For Your Business

The Art of Finding the Right Clothing Manufacturers

We’re all undoubtedly familiar with the phrase “clothes make the man.” But what about the people that make the clothes? If you are a business owner that is looking to sell clothes to the masses, finding clothing manufacturers that you can trust from a business and a quality perspective is an essential part of finding … Continue reading The Art of Finding the Right Clothing Manufacturers

The Range Plan: How Clothes Designers Plan Their Fashion Lines

What is fashion? More than just what people wear, fashion is the art of creating clothing and “looks” which reflect the society and culture of a certain place and time. It’s partially influenced by fashion designers, of course, but it’s also partially influenced by society as a whole.   Think back to a time when … Continue reading The Range Plan: How Clothes Designers Plan Their Fashion Lines

How Shirt Manufacturers Collar the Men’s Clothing Market

The collar can arguably be the most important part of a dress shirt. Even if the shirt that you are wearing is freshly pressed and free from the scourge of wrinkles, if you have a collar that is bent, crumpled, or just simply won’t stay in place, you’re entire outfit can be ruined. At least, … Continue reading How Shirt Manufacturers Collar the Men’s Clothing Market

Gauging a Crucial Tool in the World of Knitwear Designers

Knit gauge is arguably the most important tool of the trade in the world of knitwear designers. In essence, knit gauge will let you know what stitches per inch are in a garment – an important measurement to note, since there is no one universal stitch size that can be used. There are several reasons … Continue reading Gauging a Crucial Tool in the World of Knitwear Designers

Essential Things To Keep In Mind When Starting Your Own Fashion Brand

These days, literally anybody can design his or her own shirt using the myriad of tools available on the Internet. However, designing a shirt or two is completely different from starting a full-fledged fashion brand. A brand represents a line of clothes that all revolve around a single cohesive idea (known as the brand).   … Continue reading Essential Things To Keep In Mind When Starting Your Own Fashion Brand

8 Key Steps To Becoming A Professional Fashion Designer

Does the thought of becoming a professional fashion designer excite you? Do you picture yourself at runway shows in New York and Paris? Do you love talking about all the latest fashion trends and ideas? Well, it sounds like you have a PASSION for fashion, which is a definite plus!   However, fashion design is … Continue reading 8 Key Steps To Becoming A Professional Fashion Designer

What Makes A Good Womenswear Fashion Designer

Do you like womenswear? Do you enjoy browsing the mall for the latest outfits? Do you think about clothing non-stop? Excellent! However, liking clothes is just the first step to becoming a great womenswear fashion designer.   For the purpose of this article, we’re going to assume you already possess the other needed traits (besides … Continue reading What Makes A Good Womenswear Fashion Designer

Fundamental Traits Needed To Excel As A Menswear Fashion Designer

Not everybody is meant to be a menswear fashion designer. It takes a very precise set of skills to excel in this very subjective field — one where there are no real set rules on what’s right or what’s wrong. The truth is that a large chunk of being a quality menswear fashion designer boils … Continue reading Fundamental Traits Needed To Excel As A Menswear Fashion Designer

Easy Ways To Attract Immediate Attention To Your T-Shirt Design

T-shirts are ubiquitous to life on Earth. We dare say that every single person on the planet wears or has worn a t-shirt before. It’s a uniform garment that fits in with nearly any occasion, save of course for weddings and funerals. It helps that there are literally billions of t-shirts circulating on the market. … Continue reading Easy Ways To Attract Immediate Attention To Your T-Shirt Design

Introduction To The Fast Paced Life Of The Fashion Production Cycle

The least fashionable aspects of the fashion industry are, not surprisingly, production and manufacturing, i.e., the fashion production cycle. This is something you must understand in full before you even consider starting your own brand. To understand this concept, let’s start at the very beginning.   Why Is It Called Fast Fashion?   Once upon … Continue reading Introduction To The Fast Paced Life Of The Fashion Production Cycle

Taking a Spin: Yarn and Knitwear Manufacturers

It’s well known that different clothing is made from different types of fabric. However, the actual yarns that knitwear manufacturers utilize are not nearly as well known as the finished products that are created from their use. As such, we typically don’t pay much attention to them.   However, it is important to be mindful … Continue reading Taking a Spin: Yarn and Knitwear Manufacturers

The Challenges that Face Menswear Designers

It isn’t all that easy to design menswear. Perhaps the most difficult task that face menswear designers has to do with the fact that menswear can sometimes be considered boring or recycled in some circles, even though the kind of classic style that has defined menswear for decades is still as dashing as ever.   … Continue reading The Challenges that Face Menswear Designers

Which Celebrities you should Style Steal from this Winter

While your face may never show up on the big screen, it does not mean you have to take a back seat in terms of your style. With the right approach, you can look just as good as the many celebrities that are gracing the covers of magazines and making millions in movies and on … Continue reading Which Celebrities you should Style Steal from this Winter

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