Sewing binding on activewear

A “simple” project is rarely as simple as it seems for a sewing factory to produce profitably- for the shop or the client.  Most manufacturers have a specialty, something they do REALLY WELL.  For us, that’s leggings.   Over the years we’ve been able to expand this offering to other products with similar materials and construction.  How do we decide what’s right for our factory?  We start with the following questions: What’s the MATERIAL? We primarily work with knit fabrics, prefer synthetics, and avoid lightweight and loose knit materials.  – Our team members are wizards at sewing knits thanks to years of practice focused on continuousRead More →

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 →

We strongly believe that the price of manufacturing in the USA outweighs the price of social and environmental justice lost at many overseas facilities, that’s why we are proud of what we do in the Pacific Northwest. Are you in interested in starting your own brand? Are you looking into manufacturing overseas but are skeptical? Here are some of our favorite documentaries to watch to help you make these important business decisions.   The True Cost Why You Should Watch: This documentary tells the story of fast fashion and its impact on our society and the environment. If you’re ready to find the “true cost”Read 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 →

Now that Halloween is finally upon us, we felt a spooky surge of inspiration to share some of our favorite industry horror stories! Whether you’re a fashion industry veteran, or you’re just getting started, sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. We’ve all had our fair share of disasters, and as grim as it can seem at times, everyone in the industry has had a similar or worse horror story to tell at some point – so just take a nice, deep breath, and know that you’re in good company.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 →

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 →