18 FASHION BUSINESS IDEAS TO TRY
If you are looking to become a fashion entrepreneur or business owner, here is a list of fashion businesses you can venture into. It is important that you focus on one or two of them, have a good understanding of how to run them as well as be good and exceptional, as this will help you to become successful.
Design: You can choose to become a clothing and/or accessories designer.
Manufacturing/sewing: You can focus on running a production factory and helping designers to produce and sew their designs.
Specialized tailoring: As a designer, you can decide to focus on designing and manufacturing clothes for special events and purposes. E.g Wedding dresses, Costumes, Uniforms, etc.
Fashion illustration: If you are good in drawing, you might want to take up a business in fashion illustration where you sketch designs and sell to fashion houses or you help fashion houses to sketch their design ideas on paper.
Pattern designing: You can focus on designing patterns and selling them to fashion designers for use in decorating and embellishing their designs.
Beading: Fashion houses are always looking for individuals to embellish their outfits with beads and stones. If you have good beading skills, you might want to consider starting a business in this area.
Retail: You can become a fashion retailer by reselling fashion items to end users. You can retail new clothes, fairly-used clothes, or materials/supplies used in designing and making clothes and fashion accessories.
Online store: You can venture into selling items online via social media platforms, blogs, and websites.
Selling for other brands: Brands are always looking for ways to increase their sales. You can focus on this niche by providing sales support and marketing services to fashion houses.
Rental: You can decide to set up a rental business by procuring or designing/making items such as costumes, wedding dresses and outfits/accessories and leasing them to customers.
Repair and Alteration: You can decide to focus on helping people to repair or fix their torn clothes or make adjustments on them.
Social media marketing: You can offer social media marketing services by promoting the businesses of fashion entrepreneurs online and/or helping them to manage their social media accounts and advertisements.
Styling & Fashion consulting: You can become a stylist or image consultant and take the role of dressing individuals, celebrities, and politicians as well as offer style advisory service to them.
Modeling: If you got the look, why not become a model. You can also decide to run a modeling agency where your company scouts and manages models; You don’t need to have the look for this one.
Training: You can offer training in one or two areas of fashion and fashion business.
Blogging: You can own a blog and write about things that interest people fashion-wise and/or cover industry news and reports.
Fashion magazine: You can decide to own a fashion magazine (print and/or online). You can also focus on fashion catalogues (print/online) where you publish beautiful designs which can serve as inspirations for fashion designers.
Fashion events: You can become a fashion event organizer and organise expos, fashion shows and/or awards. You can also decide to become a fashion coordinator or show producer and work with organizers on their projects.
If you need help and advice on how to start and become successful in any of these businesses, consult Befenchy
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