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Launching an Apparel Collection: How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of starting an apparel line can vary widely depending on several factors such as the type of products you want to create, the size of your line, your target market, and your distribution strategy. Here are some of the main expenses you may need to consider:

Design and Development

This includes costs associated with creating the initial designs and patterns, sourcing fabrics, and creating prototypes. This cost can range from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the complexity of the designs.


Manufacturing costs will depend on the type of products you want to create, the materials you choose to use, and the size of your production run. For small production runs, you may need to use local manufacturers, which can be more expensive, while larger production runs may be more cost-effective if produced overseas.

Marketing and Branding

This is comprised of costs associated with creating a brand identity, designing a website, and promoting your products through advertising and social media. This can cost several thousand dollars, depending on the scale of your marketing efforts.


You will need to invest in inventory upfront to have products to sell. This can be a significant cost depending on the size of your line and the materials you use.

Legal and Administrative Costs

You may need to invest in legal and administrative services such as trademark registration, business registration, and accounting. Always factor in these potential costs when creating your budget.

Getting Started

In general, starting an apparel line has a wide range of potential costs depending on the scope of and scale of your project. You could be looking at anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 or more, based on a ton of various factors. It’s extremely important to create a detailed business plan and budget before you dive in to fully understand the costs associated with starting and running an apparel line.

ApparelKit is a leading design development agency that helps individuals, startups, and established business expand their initial ideas and then develop their 2D designs, 3D mock-ups, and tech packs. Launching an apparel collection can be rewarding and fun, contact us today to learn how you can get started working with our team of experts!


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Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a creative soul with a passion for fashion, or someone looking to delve deeper into the world of apparel design, we've curated this blog with you in mind.

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So, sit back, explore our blog, and let's embark on this inspiring journey together. We're here to support you every step of the way, and we can't wait to see your dreams take shape.

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How it all started

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It all started with a swollen face and a sewing machine.

While recovering from just having had my wisdom teeth removed, with two bulky ice packs bandaged around my expanding cheeks, I fell in love with sewing.

From that moment on a fire was lit within me, and I would never see my world the same. 


Fast forward years later and suddenly I woke up in a corporate cubicle, staring at an excel spreadsheet, and trying really hard to be someone I wasn’t. Like REALLY HARD.


But as the years went on, my desire to sew & create continued to grow. And yet I continued to try on different personas and search for that perfect position within the corporate world that would fulfill me. 


Then finally it hit me. I realized that I was never going to find that dream position in the corporate world. I had to create it. 

So with just a small 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 quit my stable corporate job. 


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.  


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