Supporting other women owned businesses drives us everyday.  Launching a snow leggings line is more up hill than down hill.  Learn more about how Cheryl Baker of Sto Snow does it! Why did you create Sto Snow Leggings? I created Sto Snow because in 15 years of skiing at the end of every day on the mountain, my friends and I would complain to each other how there are no women’s snow pants out there made specifically with women’s bodies in mind. What seems to be mostly available are pants made for men’s shape and structure made smaller for women. Every woman I see aroundRead More →

When we receive a new inquiry, we always ask to see the legging concepts first.  This allows us to better understand the brand direction, assess if we’ll be the best fit, and get started on a proposal.  If this is your first time designing leggings, sending the concepts can be a little daunting!  This post should help you prepare your ideas to send us your legging concepts. Biggest Misconception – I need to send professional legging sketches Not at all!  We can work from just about any version of a legging concept, from similar products to rough napkin sketches. We’ve seen it all and areRead More →

We are excited for the prints we saw marching down the Runway for Autumn/Winter 2017.  While opulent damask and lavish embroidery may not immediately seem like ideal textiles for leggings, we can extract the elements and create dramatic printed leggings. Here is a great example from the Red Valentino collection.  Inspired by traditional embroidery and damask weaves, these dresses have a demure feel. By punching out the color into darker tones and colorblocking the waistband, we can take this same print inspiration into a more active feel.  Creating damask inspired printed leggings. This print is also using a damask weave style print. We were furtherRead More →

no factory response

At JLD-Studios we work to respond to all inquiries.  Though some days it just doesn’t happen.  Not receiving a factory response is one of the most common complaints we hear from new companies. We can’t speak for everyone, but here are some of the reasons our response times can lag. 1- Sheer volume of Inquiries This is not meant as a humble brag. US manufacturing inquiries are on the rise. Which is great! Flip side is, we have a lot of responses to send.gbwhatsapp apk It may take a couple of days for us to get back to you. Please keep in mind: – WeRead More →

Do you think the choice of Pantone color Greenery was a subtle nod to our hope that 2017 would be better than 2016?  After all, “The Grass is Always Greener.”  Despite where you feel we’re heading for this year, the color of the year is as cheery as Kermit. To embrace the shade our textile designers had a little fun with our print library. The cool shade of green is playing nicely with shades of aqua and navy blues.  We even through in some gray to further neutralize the color.  From ditsy florals to more laid back conversationals, greenery is accenting these prints very well.Read More →

  The fashion industry is a competitive force where one must continuously strive to be the best they can. Having a creative personality or love for the industry is admirable, it is also important to understand the business side. We won’t be delving into too much stuff this time, however we are going to lay out some key tips and tricks of being professional and thriving in the business industry; fashion edition.Read More →

Sometimes the best things that happen in this world are accidents. That is what recently happened to Professor Mas Subramanium with the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. The bright blue color was stumbled upon during his team’s testing of new materials for electronic applications. Although this was back in 2009, the color is now being created to sell commercially. The color, named YlnMn, is created by taking the elements yttrium, indium, and manganese and heating them to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is where it gets its name.Read More →

In the past, we’ve had in-depth discussions on the blog about some unfamiliar fashion industry terms (such as Flat Sketches, Grading and Technical Design Packages), but there are still so many words and phrases you’ll need to know if you want to really speak the language in this world—and we’re here to help!Read More →

Happy holidays, everyone! We here at JLD-Studios want to wish you all a warm, safe, and joyful holiday weekend. We would like to take time this holiday season to thank you all for your continued support throughout the year – this is the time of year for reflection, and your patronage is something we are forever grateful for. Once again, happy holidays, and have a wonderful New Year. – *Note: JLD-Studios will be closed to the public on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.Read More →

  The New Year is almost upon us, and PANTONE has recently released their 2016 Color of the Year. We couldn’t be more excited to announce that, for the first time ever, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a blend of two colors, and Rose Quartz and Serenity challenge traditional ideas of what is masculine and what is feminine in terms of color.Read More →