Inspiration comes from many different places. This year, we want to share some of the things that inspire us to you. Here are our top 10 Blogs and Instagrams every designer should follow.

1. Maker’s Row

Maker’s Row is an online marketplace that connects American manufacturers with small, medium-sized businesses. Not only are they a great resource to find local manufacturers, they also provide great content on industry news ranging from fashion, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and much more.


2. The Bussiness of Fashion (BoF)

We cannot create a post about top 10 Blogs and Instagrams every designer should follow without mentioning The Business of Fashion (B0F). BoF is an essential daily resource for all things in the fashion industry. From emerging designers, new trends, and fashion careers, BoF is a must-read for everyone!


3. Pattern Observer

If you’re obsessed with textiles and patterns like us, you will love Pattern Observer. They provide an immense amount of information regarding the textile industry.



4. National Geographic

We know this is not a typical fashion related inspiration resource, but National Geographic is an amazing place when you want to be inspired by the wonders of the world that we live in. These beautiful images influenced many prints and silhouettes for garments that we have created. We recommend checking their Instagram page on the daily for breathtaking images that will sure to impress.


5. Sartorialist

Bridging the gap between high fashion and street fashion, The Sartorialist Blog was created to create a “two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.” At JLD-Studios, we strive to make fashion accessible for everyone and this blog is a great example of how we incorporate fashion into our everyday lives.


6. V.mora

If you’re itching to start your own brand, V.mora is a great site to visit. They have free webinars and tools for you to use for your business.


7. Refinery29

For all things fun, trendy, and entertaining, check out Refinery29. They have great content for the everyday women and we guarantee you’ll discover something new.


8. Design Bunker

Design Bunker is the place where we find some of the best design inspiration on Instagram. From art to architecture, from interior design to cutlery, they have it all.



Backed by trend forecasters and data scientist, WGSN provides globally relevant content for trends, analytics, and consumer insights across all industries, especially fashion.


10. Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)

Last but certainly not least is WWD. Sometimes called the “Bible of Fashion,” is jam-packed full of fashion industry news that you don’t want to miss.


We hope these 10 blogs helped inspire you in 2018. Thank you so much for visiting our “10 Blogs and Instagrams every designer should follow” post.