From Idea to Fashion Product with Zack Hurley

Zack Hurley - EntrepreneurFrom idea to fashion product – how to launch your fashion business. Do you have an idea for a garment or clothing item, but are stuck with how to get it designed and made without significant investment and risk? Zack Hurley shares his entrepreneur story, and how he is helping fashion entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.

Zack Hurley is an entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder at Indie Source – an apparel manufacturer and fashion consultancy that is redefining the way clothing is developed, produced, and distributed in the United States.

He helps fashion entrepreneurs bring their visions out from the depths of their creative minds into the market and push them outside of their comfort zones to get what they want in life. They have supported hundreds of brands and would love to help you finally make your fashion line happen.

Zack lives in Los Angeles, California.

Learn more about the Indie Source programs here.

Indie Source Fashion Line Development Program
Special Offer: When you agree to a development contract with Indie Source, Henry Lopez will also include a Business Coaching Program. Now is the time to launch your fashion business! [Click the image above to learn more.]

Have you been dreaming of starting your own fashion line? Do you have an idea for a garment, but don’t how to get it manufactured? Confused and concerned about working with foreign companies to get your item designed and manufactured? Indie Source is the US-based solution you have been searching for!

Get the help you need to get started in the fashion business! 

Preferred Provider: Indie Source

Fashion Line Development Program and Business Coaching from Henry Lopez:
Indie Source will help you design, develop, manufacture and sell you garment. And when you agree to a development contract with Indie Source, Henry Lopez will also include a Business Coaching Program.  The Indie Source Development Kick-Off Meeting is priced at just $197.00!
Learn more about the services offered by Indie Source here.

Zachary Hurley and Henry Lopez address the following topics and questions on this episode of The How of Business podcast – the top-rated podcast for small business owners and entrepreneurs:
  • Zack shares his early career which included teaching and sales.
  • 2011- What led to launching Indie Source? Why the fashion industry?
  • “People are really limiting…” – Where does your positive outlook and mindset come from?
  • When did you know you wanted to be your own boss? Who were early entrepreneurial influences?
  • Please introduce Indie Source and the services you provide.
    (Full-service clothing development and manufacturing house. They help their clients through product development, brand marketing, and production. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, they provide fashion entrepreneurs with every service needed to launch a successful apparel brand and build an engaged following.)
  • What do I need to have ready and have accomplished before I start working with Indie Source?
  • The Process (let’s discuss the process at a high level):
    • Development Kickoff Meeting ($197): The designer meets with a Brand Consultant who will help set up financial targets, material and fit details and provide a project quote.
      • Define and conceptualize design ideas into sample styles.
      • Review samples and complete product development form
      • Set delivery and timeline expectations.
      • Review desired retail/wholesale/Manufacturing price points
      • Deconstruct material, fit, and construction reference samples
      • Collection quotes created based on the above information
    • Sourcing Materials: The designer’s Project Manager sources the best materials at the best price to hit the target price points.
    • Pattern Making: Indie Source’s team of pattern makers create patterns for each of the styles, using the latest software. The patterns are the designer’s to keep, and can be used at any factory, worldwide.
    • Sample Making: The fun part of seeing ideas turn into reality. Each is hand cut and sewn.
    • Revisions: Any alterations that are needed for the samples. While other manufacturers may go through an average of five, Indie Source gets the job done in an average of one to two revisions.
    • Production Transition: Once samples are approved, it’s time for pre-production!
    • THE PRODUCTION PROCESS – In House Production – Made Local – What types of garments? Request a quote?
    • Website development and Ecommerce photography: Creating quality digital assets so that the product stands out to customers.
    • Growth Marketing: Ensuring the brand has an engaged audience eager to see the product when it launches!
  • How much do I have to order?
  • What are your fees? What are the costs for the phases after the Kickoff?
  • What are some common mistakes people make when going through this process?
  • What about custom garments?
  • Typical time-frames from Development Kickoff to garments delivered to client?
  • How do I get past just an idea for my fashion small business?

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.


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Special Offer:

  • When you agree to a development contract with Indie Source, Henry Lopez will also include a Coaching Program to help you get your fashion business launched! [Learn More]

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