Originally Posted by Edify, Inc
You might want to consolidate all your threads asking for help instead of making a new one everytime you think of a question. No offense, and I admire you for trying to start a business, but how much knowledge do you have in the field you are trying to break into?
Hi I'm sorry for not providing more background info but basically I'm very very new to this forum (think 2 days :] ) and I'm not familiar with the various functions/tools of SF and how else to get my queries across but to post them (deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused).
I will not disclose everything about me or what I intend to do but basically I don't want to claim to be an entrepreneur or a fashion designer but basically this is a rough picture of who I am and what I intend to achieve through my queries:
I intend to start a menswear range with emphasis placed on subtle design ethics (e.g interplay of length of collars/cuffs etc. small details that I find significant), at the same time, I recognize the importance of traditional tailoring and its role in the production of a garment/product. Unlike other local labels that have flopped which overlooked quality of fabric and the bespoke touch in their products, I intend to integrate and incorporate both traditional tailoring aspects as well as modern design cues.
Background info of myself: I am an economics degree holder while simultaneously having been trained in design for a period of three years (albeit not fashion or textile design). I grew up in a family whose business during the 1950's - 1970's was garment manufacturing for stockists such as Metro and Isetan from the 70's to the 80's. However, the fact that it was a sunset industry did affect my family's fortunes and interest in the business died out just as I hit the age of 16. The majority of my relatives with the prior knowledge and contacts in the industry have passed on. This I guess has been a passion and long-term dream of mine, to re-venture back into the fashion and apparel industry and trying to continue my family's halted legacy.
Not going to disclose much about the business structure but basically I am working in collaboration with partners in other fields unrelated to fashion or textiles, but we have secured a moderate to high level of capital to begin with. (6 figures initially, and signed and contracted investment streams of 7 figure numbers to come in once the label churns its first cent of profit). (Doubters or Pessimists might want to say I'm lying or exaggerating but that's fine with me I'm just being frank and disclosing as much as i legally can about my company).
I have been tasked with the overseeing of the manufacturing of the garment products, and with very primitive knowledge, I have resorted to the great knowledge tome that is SF to help provide me with answers and paint a clearer picture of the whole process. Being the perfectionist that I am, I intend to maximize profit by sourcing for the manufacturer providing the best utility (bang for buck basically), sourcing for the appropriate fabric, and finding the perfect cut or fit. I will not blindly go to the costliest bespoke tailor, purchase the priciest fabric in the hope of producing a product that is relevant to me and my partners. To unlock the large amount of untapped capital, we need to generate profit (all accounts are audited, mind you, so no cutting of corners or easy ways to access the larger capital).
From what I have explained so far, I shall explain why I seek an expert or enthusiast with experience in the fitting and cuts of shirts and other products. I need someone who's contactable and available on a flexible basis as ideas for our garments come at whim and fancy, one design conceptualized on paper on Monday could be deemed redundant by Wednesday. A traditional tailor or rather one with a brand name shop cannot offer me such personalized service at a reasonable price. Thus, the need to search for an individual who be it for passion or minor profits, is willing to cater his services.
Yup! Anyone interested please PM me! Any queries into my brand/company is also welcomed! Do note that I am unable to disclose all information though due to confidentiality agreements previously signed. And finally, Lets all gather together and have some faith in Singapore as a whole