This months Women in Business series features Cathy, founder of Ivalieu Pettipants. We met Cathy almost 5 years ago when her brand was just an idea.  We’ve loved watching and helping the idea turn into a business allowing women to be more comfortable and confident when life lifts their skirts.  Read on to learn more about the Ivalieu journey. How did the Ivalieu brand began? Need! After my second child I realized that I had been avoiding wearing skirts and dresses, especially so during the summer. It was too bad, I thought, as a skirt or dress instantly makes me feel more pulled together andRead More →

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 isRead More →

We often receive multiple inquiries, comments, and sometimes confusion on what exactly is a pattern. There are two terms that are generally used in the apparel manufacturing industry in regards to patterns. First, patterns, or garment patterns, can be a template from which parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting and assembling. Garment patterns are used in the designing and production process to ensure that the fit of the garment is to the designer’s liking. While a tech pack is a blue print, the garment pattern is the cutting template.   Tip: “Keep in mind that when costs are involved in making aRead More →

We know many of you are curious about what JLD does, what we make, and what we stand for. So here are some quick questions answered just for you!   What Type of Clothes Do You Specialize in Making? We specialize in leggings and stretchy athletic bottoms. Think of yoga pants, shorts, or anything that is made with knit fabrics. Why Leggings? We love leggings and are passionate about creating one of a kind design for our clients. We believe that creating your own pair of leggings can help set your brand apart from your competition and helps promote recognition of who you are asRead More →

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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 →

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 →

We all have to start somewhere, right? We all go through the process of asking the “dumb” questions, and fall prey to a lot of uncertainties. Starting your first fashion collection is just like a new mother, you are going to want to be very hands on and try to control every millisecond of your its journey to life. It is something that every new entrepreneur goes through. After all, you’ve spent a lot of money to make this happen. This is your dream, and it could make or break you!Read More →

framaroot android I am in love with bringing power to femininity and 2015’s Spring Couture has done just that. Spring Couture 2015 collections have shown us both ends of the femininity spectrum, from soft to edgy. Below are some pieces worth remembering, and hopefully bring some inspiration to a season that is right around the corner. Read More →

What is grading? Is it some sort of system where we rank our designs in order of best to worst? Are we ranking what would sell the best? This hem is A+ work! For those of us who are new to the industry, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around that we just don’t fully understand. It’s ok! We all start somewhere. So, back to grading. What is it?Read More →

  It’s officially winter! That means that spring is right around the corner and we are all in a blitz to solidify our designs, fabrics, patterns, and (hopefully) getting our designs out for production. Spring 2015 emphasizes on the softer and cooler side of the color spectrum by casting bold colors as a supportive role, accenting Pantone’s® picks for SS15. Read More →

April Showers… It wouldn’t be spring without floral prints, and this spring it is all about Flower Power. From soft to edgy, we see this season essential return to us year after year, reminding us that summer is on the horizon. click hereThis can be applied to anything from feminine lines to edgy designs, and everything in between.Read More →

The shift dress. What an iconic staple in every woman’s wardrobe! We all know they rose to fame in the sixties, but how? In this week’s edition of our Throwback Thursday, we are going to discuss shift dresses, their iconic structure, and how/when to incorporate them into your personal collections.Read More →