maybabes patent pending leggings

We’re picking back up our Women In Business series with May Babes founder Emily who has created a new kind of supportive legging. Her patent pending leggings design is currently available in Everyday and Maternity silhouettes with an Equestrian style coming soon!! Keep reading to learn more about what inspired Emily and keeps her focused on these functional, innovative leggings for bodies in motion. As legging connoisseurs ourselves, we want to know- What is your favorite thing about leggings?  The right pair of leggings can be worn anywhere, and with anything. I love that if you wear leggings you can be as active as youRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Today marks the last day of 2014. There have been 364 days leading up to today. Resolutions are about dreams coming to fruition. If there’s something I want to do, or accomplish, I set goals and plan ahead. Let’s take this opportunity to work together as we go through some tips to make next year even better than the last.Read More →

Connect with your Customer. Why knowing your Brand is only Half of the Story A few months ago I wrote an article with some business tips about knowing yourself and understanding Branding. I wanted to follow-up to let you know that’s only half of the story. Knowing yourself is important, however, knowing your customer/demographic is imperative.Read More →