having trouble getting your design out of your head and made IRL? Join,
Summer Sourcing Bootcamp
I'll teach you how to go from idea to sample in only 8 weeks - no fashion experience needed!
ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 30th
HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU WILL GET
1. EIGHT WEEKS OF PRE RECORDED LESSONS
My 13 years of industry experience condensed into weekly 1 hour sessions, watch and work on your brand whenever is convenient for you.
4. 24/7 CHAT SUPPORT
I want you to succeed; that's why I give you my personal phone number, so you can get help whenever you are stuck.
2. EIGHT LIVE CALLS
Join the live zoom calls, and get all of your sourcing questions personally answered by me.
Can't make the live call? No problem. You can email me your question, I'll answer it, and you can watch the recording.
5. EXPERT SPECIAL CALLS
I bring in experts like social media managers, publicists, accountants, and lawyers, show room owners, and more to help answer all of your fashion startup questions.
3. MY VIP LOW MOQ SUPPLIER LIST
With over 500 GLOBAL suppliers that are all startup friendly.
6. LIFE TIME SUPPORT
Once the program is over, enjoy lifetime access to video lessons, guest speaker calls, networking events, and access to the mastermind, a networking group with over 300 fashion founders and industry professionals.
overheard in the group chat
real conversations happening in the members only chat
Just wanted to share my first sample that came in! I am SO impressed, it's pretty much perfect on the first try. We might change the embroidery size a little but besides that I love it.
Just got off a call with a fabric supplier, I do not meet their MOQ's but after chatting with her for a bit, she says "Let me pitch your brand to my boss because I really like your story and after speaking with you, I know you know what you're doing..." So, now I'm getting samples and have a fabric supplier! I'm feeling on top of the world.
So glad I found it here. My brain is constantly exploding from all the information.
Update: Thank you so much for the Jaipur connection! We spent four days there, and had a small product made at a factory. All I thought was woww, I'm actually doing it.
let's get you unstuck
IF I COULD JUST GET A LIST OF RELIABLE SUPPLIERS MY PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED
Last year I did a little experiment with two students. And, gave them both a list of 20 of the best suppliers I know.
The only difference? One of them went through The Sourcing Bootcamp, and the other was on their own.
The student that went through the program, in the end, had trouble deciding between two perfect suppliers. The student who didn't have the training got only a handful of email responses and ultimately none of those factories wanted to work with them.
Yes, contacts are important (and, don't worry I will give you tons). But, what's more important, is learning the industry ins and outs, and presenting yourself in a way that makes suppliers excited to take a chance working with a young new brand.
I'M CHECKING ALL THE BOXES ON THIS FREE STARTUP ROADMAP I FOUND ON THE INTERNET, BUT I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM DOING OR FEEL LIKE I AM MAKING PROGRESS
I bet, thanks to Google, you've been told that you need a tech pack to get your product made. FIY, if you don't know what a tech pack is, it's basically a set of instructions that help a factory make your product.
But here is the thing, most startups spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars getting tech packs made that ultimately end up being thrown in the trash because they have the wrong information in them.
The truth is, it's not about checking boxes, or having a neat little PDF with professional-looking sketches to send to factories. It's about knowing how to identify and communicate critical pieces of information.
the 8 week break down
everything you will learn, week by week
Stop reaching out to the wrong suppliers. Learn how to determine what fabrics are best for your brand.
Access to my list of over 500 global suppliers, who are happy to work with low moq fashion startups.
I'll teach you how to hack your competitors supply chain, and find the exact factory they are working with. (yes, it's legal).
Fashion design for people who can't draw or sew. Yes, anyone can do this.
TECH PACKS AND COMMS
How to communicate your designs to your factory and get your samples made.
This $1 trick could boost the value of your brand by 300%.
Your brand is more than just the clothes you make. Learn how to create an unboxing experience that creates loyal customers.
Once you have a perfect sample it's time for your first bulk order. I'll give you my checklist to make sure everything goes smoothly.
MORE HAPPY STUDENTS
THEY DID IT. WHY CAN'T YOU?
The manufacturer I spoke with today was super excited about all the work that was already done and said it was so refreshing after all the other calls she's done. Thank you for making us prepared!!!
Serena and Diego
Thank you for all the info you provided me today to do in my "down time". You are seriously amazing (I know everyone says that because it's true).
The website is now live. Melanie, I COULD NOT have been able to do any of this without your help! Omg, thank you so so much! You answered my questions - big, small, literally in the middle of the night. You go above and beyond.
Can't believe our production is done, and just waiting to announce a launch date. Thank you Melanie for everything, seriously could not have done this without the program.