Manufacturing 101 with

Manufacturing 101 with

Dessy Tsolova Sunday, 1 April 2018

We couldn't think of a better fit than Dessy Tsolova, the founder of, to take us through the fundamentals of Manufacturing. is a global B2B online fashion-manufacturing marketplace connecting fashion entrepreneurs to industry specialists like manufacturers, suppliers and experts. With over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, Dessy noticed a lack of transparency in the sector. She also saw the difficulties that many entrepreneurs and small brands experienced turning the simplest of ideas into a product - and all of the time and money they were wasting! The lack of information and dysfunctionality in the industry was something that she couldn't ignore, and so she decided to do something about it and founded

In this video, you'll learn:

  • Three top tips to remember when you work with a manufacturer.
  • The different types of manufacturers and the best one for your brand.
  • How to transition from smaller runs to more substantial production.
  • What the manufacturer needs before they start production.
  • What a spec pack is.
  • The difference between manufacturing locally vs Internationally.
  • How to select a factory.
  • How to manage your factory and production schedule.
  • How to optimise delivery expectations.

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