How To Start A Clothing Line: My First Time
I am so excited to share all that is coming together for my clothing line launch, Love Lillett. This project came to life in such a beautiful, divine way, and I’d like to share a little bit of this sacred story with you today.
How To Start A Clothing Line: My First Time
The Love Lillett Product Journey
I was sitting on a gorgeous New England beach last August with my girlfriends (the moment captured in this snapshot). It was a quiet, beautiful time for us, sharing our dreams and desires, and soaking in encouragement from one another. As I was thinking of what I dreamt for the future, from somewhere deep down within, the words, “I’m going to start a clothing line,” tumbled out of my mouth. And that was it. The words were free-floating into the universe. I like to say the spell was cast, and there was no turning back.
In that instance, my dear friend (and the Founder/CEO of Barre & Soul, Andrea) said she knew someone who could help me take that dream and turn it into a reality. That’s when I knew this was possible. I had simply spoken what my heart was really desiring, and in that instance, there was an answer and a way to accomplish it. Sometimes we really just have to stop thinking about our dreams and start speaking them and manifesting them because there are people all around that the universe has there to help us. So I teamed up with Andrea’s designer friend, Megan, and Love Lillett was on its way to fruition.
Through weeks of sketching, designing, and sampling fabrics, something wasn’t quite 100% speaking to my heart, and this was the year I learned to live only through the wisdom of my heart, so I had to tune in and see what was amiss. At the time, we were meeting with various fabric houses, and all the fabrics felt familiar from my life in retail, and nothing felt special.
I had a dream for this line to feel fun, mystical, and ethereal.
My sacred painting process!
At the same time as all of this, I had just begun a practice of very deep, spiritual paintings, translating to the canvas what I came to understand from my time in Avalon in July with my Priestess SiSTARs. These paintings were multilayered and held a lot of depth and meaning to me. They did spark that passion and fire in my heart, unlike the fabrics that we were looking at. So the idea came to me—could my paintings become the clothes? I reached out to Megan and asked if there was a way to make this happen, and she was ecstatic: YES!
One of my sacred paintings 🙂
She connected with Liz in Joshua Tree, who would be able to convert the paintings I was creating into digital files, and I knew this was the route my heart was leading me towards. So I packed up my paintings, shipped them off to Joshua Tree for scanning, and the process truly began.
This whole experience has felt so easy and natural that I know following my heart in this was the right choice. Every piece has fallen into place so seamlessly – like a gift from the universe. As Megan and I were choosing what fabric to print the pieces on, I knew I wanted to use silks so the line had a luxurious feel. She sent me a sample pack of silks, and as I opened them, yet another beautiful sign of reassurance sat in my lap. The silks were called Bennett silks, and my son’s name is Bennett. My daughter’s name is Lillett, which is who the line was named for. It was such a beautiful moment of synergy and coming together of every little thing, and I knew in that moment that this was a decision I didn’t once need to question.
I have always had a passion for the way we adorn ourselves, since childhood!
I believe the frequency and energy of what we wear tells others so much about us, and I have a passion for wearing things that radiate the frequency within me. This line is the most authentic creation I have put out into the world, and I am so excited to share it. As the production of this debut line begins to wind down, my heart is filled with so much gratitude for this whole journey. I would never imagine in July of last year that I would be so wholeheartedly chasing this dream and living in it.
I’m headed to Miami at the end of the month to do product shoots for the Love Lillett line, and in March, we will introduce this beautiful project to the world. I am so incredibly grateful for this beautiful process, the opportunity to work with Megan, and the encouragement from my tribe to pursue this dream. Love Lillett is such a source of joy and holds so much sacred meaning to me. I can’t wait to unveil her to all of you!
Starting a clothing brand may seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and a clear vision of your brand identity, it can be a rewarding journey. The fashion industry offers various opportunities, and one popular approach is the print-on-demand business model. This cost-effective method allows you to start your clothing line without the need for large upfront investments or inventory management. You can sell your clothing line online, reaching a global audience and connecting with your target market through social media.
When starting your clothing brand, consider your target audience and potential customers.
Develop a brand identity that resonates with your target market and stands out in the competitive fashion industry. Create unique and stylish clothing items that reflect your vision and passion as a fashion designer.
While the cost to start a clothing brand can vary depending on your business model and production needs, starting with a print-on-demand approach can be a cost-effective way to enter the market. Focus on creating quality designs and establishing a strong online presence to attract customers and build a successful clothing line.
As you embark on your journey, remember that time is a valuable asset. Dedicate time to research, plan, and execute your ideas. Stay connected with your target audience and adapt to changing trends and customer preferences. With dedication, creativity, and a passion for fashion, you can turn your clothing brand into a thriving business.
Stay Tuned on Insta @love.lillett for the launch … our small batch pieces are being cut & sewn in LA as I write!
P.S. Keep scrolling for an exclusive sneak peak of the collection!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Prior to becoming a Frequency Strategist Katie spent 18 years as a Fortune 100 Retail Executive leading large cross-functional teams for global brands.
Today Katie is the Soul Lead CEO of Mind Body Soul Market, a published co-authored of the best selling book ‘Turning Point – Empowering Stories to Activate the Divine Feminine Within’ and the artist/designer behind her high frequency clothing label Love Lillett.
Katie is passionate about helping her clients to heal their relationship with the hustle by quieting the mind and accessing their next level of self mastery through the heart, so they can experience abundance, create significant impact through their work and feel fulfilled and empowered in all areas of their life.
Above all else, Katie’s clients love working with her because she deeply understands the power of living from the heart and mastery of energy, she has powerfully transformed through her own personal, entrepreneurial & leadership journey.
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