Hello everyone! It’s Jennifer here, founder of JLD-Studios. Today, I will be giving you some tips on how to start a leggings brand so you can design and sell your own custom leggings. Creating a leggings brand or any form of business is not an easy task (trust me, I am still learning as I go). 1. Do your research: What I always tell my clients is to first research and put together a plan. Who is your customer- Be Specific!  What kind of leggings will they wear? Why will they shop with you? Do they prefer cats or dogs? A specific customer will help youRead More →

Emily Franklin is our beloved associate textile designer at JLD-Studios. We caught up with her to chat about her background, design process and favorite aspect about textile design. How did you become a textile designer? During my senior year of my Studio Arts degree, I stumbled upon textile design when my created a thesis of an intricate drawing which looked like wallpaper. I fell in love with textile design because I like the nitty-gritty details of the design.  I decided to take a chance and attended FIDM to earn my Textile Design degree and freelanced for a bit before I landed an internship at JLDRead 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 →

Are those your Grandma’s clothes? Fashion is all about recycling old ideas and making them new. This retro inspired trend takes that idea and does a headstand with it! We are seeing color, structure, and attitude reawaken from the sixties and seventies and I don’t think they want to leave just yet.Read More →

After using the mandarin collar as our term of the day, I thought, why not explore it more for the week’s throwback thursday. If you’re looking to create something that is simple but still has some interest, this type of collar can give your garment an unexpected update. The mandarin collar is a short unfolded stand-up collar style on a shirt or jacket (as seen above). It has been known to have a number of precarious names such asRead More →

In the recent years, plaid has become a must have in every person’s closet. It’s the print of the fall season; and because the leaves are starting to change and the temperature’s are dropping again, it’s the perfect time to dissect the print we know and love. So what’s the story behind the hipster-turned-fashion-staple? Plaid, or Tartan, is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. The word tartan is derived from the Frend tiretain. This French word isderived fromRead More →

Before & After: Textile Design Earlier this month, JLD-Studios put out a Before & After blog post dedicated to Vintage Prints. The post detailed how our textile designer gets inspired by a vintage print she came across on one of our Pinterest boards, but wanted to make it her own. Now that the print is finished, we thought we’d add a little more insight into how it was created, and show you the finished products.Read More →

A few weeks ago we reported on some of the top 2015 textile trends. Here at the studio we are always creating our own textiles and prints inspired by the trends around us.  Today, we want to make a few of the elements we use available for download.  These vector files can be used royalty free and downloaded here. Today’s digital download was inspired by an upcoming trend- Retro Vacation. These are  Hawaiian prints that gives a new voice to that of yesteryear. We are creating motifs of iconic leafy palms, hibiscus flowers, other flora and fauna and chopping them up. These new motifs areRead More →

There was a surprise trend that popped up on the fall ’14 runways and has everybody talking, the use of favorite cartoon characters and re-tooling of famous brands and logos that brought life and a few laughs to the fall shows. The Cartoon Effect is credited as bringing life and color back into the fall season. By now, everybody has seen Jeremy Scott’s Moschino controversial debut, including Spongebob Squarepants and McDonald’s retooled logo. And for those of us not bold enough to embrace a Spongebob Spquarepants dress, there are shoes and purses available. Jeremy Scott was not the only designer to use such surprising iconography,Read More →

As designers we are often asked where our inspiration comes from.  The answer is undeniably- Everywhere!  There are no rules when it comes to inspiration. This new blog series is to highlight not only our inspiration, but also where it takes us.  Entitled Before & After, we’ll explore where our vision takes us.  From the mundane to the hyper visual, from natural elements to man-made creations, everything in this world can inspire. Now you’ll get a sneak peek at how. With found objects, its not about what you have but what you can create from it.We found this beautiful silk scarf a few years agoRead More →

We are excited to announce that we will be attending Printsource July 30th, 31st, and August 1st with a new collection of textiles to show. drastic dS emulator apk For Android As always, all prints from JLD-Studios are reduced, in repeat, and production ready. When purchasing from us you will save your company, and design team, time and money. Stop on by booth G13 to see our entire collection. Location: 7W New York 34th Street and 5th Avenue New York City Dates & Time: Monday, July 30th: 9am – 6pm Tuesday, July 31st: 9am – 6pm Wednesday, Aug 1st: 9am – 4pm Collection will beRead More →