WELCOME TO APPARELKIT!
We help entreprenuers create high quality apparel, and then we teach them how to sell it.
We are a full-service fashion design and development studio based in New York. We specialize in sustainable and ethically produced apparel.
Our team is dedicated to helping our clients design and develop sought-after products that fly off the shelves.
We take care of all of the nitty gritty details, so that our clients can focus on doing more of what they love, as they build the business of their dreams.
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WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
Many of our clients who first discover us, are at the very beginning stages of building their business.
They often feel overwhelmed, not sure exactly where to start, and many are nervous that their idea might not be good enough to stand out in the competitive fashion industry.
Our clients want work with someone who can lead the way and help get all of their ideas down on paper.
At ApparelKit we hold each client's hand as we provide the services they need to get them from initial sketch through sampling and production.
What makes us different is
that in addition to the 1 on 1, hands on services that we offer, we also educate all of our clients about the entire apparel development process.
Not only do we teach our clients how to develop high quality apparel, but we also teach them how to sell their apparel and build a profitable business.
We want our clients to understand the process
of how to develop apparel and build a business that makes money so they can do it over and over again.
We also know that taking the first step towards doing anything new can be nerve-wracking, which is why we handle each of our clients with care.
Our Apparel "Kits" provide the best services, educational resources and tools needed to set our clients up for the ultimate success.
Free Courses and Resources
Set your apparel business up for success by downloading the free resources below
Planning for profit is the secret sauce to your brand's success. Most entrepreneurs are great at creating unique ideas, but creating a budget to ensure your profit will be the key to creating a business that with stands the test of time.
New to apparel? Start here!
This course will teach you everything
you need to know (including the
mistakes to avoid) in order to create a
sought after collection. Use this
course as a guide to take that first
step and start the apparel development process.
Download these free templates to help you create mood boards, design your collection, connect with fabric mills and manufacturers and review your first sample. These templates will set you and your brand up for success.
I've been where you are...
I quit my corporate 9-5 job with a whisper of a belief that it just MIGHT be possible for me to start my own business, and live life on my own terms.
I had such little belief in myself that during my exit interview I even said to my boss, “if my business doesn’t work out within the next few months, will you take me back?” How sad!
Thankfully I quickly realized that listening to that small whisper within, and betting on myself, was (and still is) the absolute BEST decision I could have ever made.
In my first year of business,
I experienced more freedom than I ever had in my life.
(woke up to no alarm, took mid-day work outs, baths, & naps whenever I wanted, had unlimited vacation days, took spontaneous trips, & spent extra time with family & friends, etc).
I created my dream products and business.
I worked 1 on 1 with inspiring entrepreneurs and actually saw the difference I was making in their lives.
& I made over six figures, 3X the yearly salary that I was making as a fashion designer in the heart of New York City.
And in my second year of business...
Maggie & Grace, TX
"Our experience working with ApparelKit has been absolutely incredible from start to finish. We were able to launch a full apparel collection in just four months working with their team.
They took all of our inspiration, our mood board, and the kind of the feel and the colors that we wanted and turned it into incredible physical products. We worked with them from the very beginning on.
Creating original design conceptions through tech packs. And they even introduced us to suppliers and the factories that we're currently working with. We were really intimidated to launch into apparel just because it's such a big industry and there's, so many, concepts and words and things that you have to know and get right, and they were just really very holding our hands, walking us through the, through the process, really being an incredible mediator, and we're excited to to keep working with them on all future collections and into the next year!"
"Finding talent that truly stands out is a rare gem. The 3D files blew us away! It looks like our product is actually on there! The team at ApparelKit are an extraordinary mix of fashion designers, and have profoundly impressed us.
We love your approach to fashion. It’s holistic and detail-oriented. Each tech pack you produced for us was a blueprint of creativity, precision, and technical expertise. Every stitch, seam, and fabric specification was thoughtfully detailed, ensuring a flawless process going forward.
Beyond talent, Just the collaborative spirit truly sets you guys apart. You immersed yourselves in our brand, contributing positively to our vision.
In short, this partnership has not only enriched our brand, but has also made a path for a more creative and sustainable future in fashion."
Caroline & Lizzy, NY
"Working with the Kayla since starting our brand has been nothing short of a dream. The team is professional, very experienced, and always exceeds expectations. But above all else, we truly trust Kayla & the team so much. We can always count on Kayla to have an opinion, problem-solve when necessary, and contribute such fresh and clean design ideas. She has become an integral part of our team and we absolutely LOVE working with ApparelKit!"
"Working with Kayla was a wonderful experience. She's very professional and friendly. Kayla turned our ideas into reality and understood very well our brand and what we were looking for. We'll definitely be working with her and the team again."
“One of the things that I have enjoyed the most about working with Kayla and the ApparelKit team is that they are very friendly, positive and cooperative.
It’s clear that the team truly wants their clients to succeed. Being new to this area, I I was a bit overwhelmed at the begining, however the team held my hand, was very cooperative, and happily worked through my confusion to ensure I was more than happy with the outcome. I will definitely be working with them on my next collection.”
"We really enjoyed working with Kayla and the rest of the team at ApparelKit…. They’re pros. Will definitely use them again for future design projects."
“ApparelKit was the perfect fit for developing my activewear collection! I appreciated the team’s eagerness and true interest for making the collection unique, functional and sellable. I’m so happy with the team’s work.”
"Thank you so much Kayla & the team for another amazing job well done! :)
The team at ApparelKit is extremely knowledgable about their trade and have been invaluable in providing input with regards to design. For example, suggesting different stitching types to create a more luxury feel and suggesting seam placements for maximum comfort. I found this knowledge and the team’s willingness to share their knowledge freely so valuable as a start-up brand, and their generosity in sharing her knowledge is much appreciated.”
“ApparelKit is passionate about creating beautiful designs that are unique and also sellable. I am so happy with the beautiful collection the team has designed for me :) Thank you so much Kayla, Chase and the rest of the ApparelKit team. I hope to work together again on future collections!”