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Over 2,000 brands and counting...

Project Runway Bravo
Bohn Jsell
Aline Voldoire
SF Couture San Francisco
Rosina~Mae
ITSO Proof

Where you've seen us

Subject matter experts in retail and supply chain's future

Forbes
WWD
Conde Nast
Sourcing Journal
The nEw York Times

What you get

All students get access to:

  • 9 full lessons with video to take you from design to delivery

  • Real life examples of tech packs, patterns and more!

  • Over 10 additional resources and deliverables to jumpstart your brand

  • A one-on-one strategy session with our founders - Forbes 30 Under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce and National Retail Federations Influencers

What we'll cover

  • 1

    Welcome 👋

    • From the Founders 👩🏻 👱🏻‍♀️

    • Quick Note: Your Brand and COVID-19 😷

  • 2

    Build Your Brand 🧩

    • What's your brand about?!

    • Who's the customer? [TEMPLATE INSIDE]

    • Brand Positioning

    • HOMEWORK: Brand Checklist

    • Make it Legal [VIDEO RESOURCE]

  • 3

    Business Planning ✏️ 📚

    • Let's get planning

    • Go-To-Market Strategy

    • The Four P's

    • Packaging and Shipping [RESOURCES]

    • Budgeting

    • HOMEWORK: Budgeting [TEMPLATE INSIDE]

  • 4

    Merchandising & Concepting 🔖

    • Let the creative juices flow!

    • Get your Croquis [TEMPLATE INSIDE]

    • Design Feedback

    • HOMEWORK: Sketch + Cut

  • 5

    Sourcing 📦 🏷

    • Time to do some research!

    • Intro to Sourcing

    • Sourcing List [RESOURCE]

    • What to consider before you source

  • 6

    Finalizing Your First Product 🎒 👕 👖 🧣 🧥 👗

    • Documentation is everything! Meet the mighty Tech Pack

    • What's a Tech Pack?

    • Materials

    • Labels [VIDEO RESOURCE]

    • Flats and Technical Drawings [EXAMPLE]

    • Cutter's List [TEMPLATE INSIDE]

    • Tech Pack [EXAMPLE]

  • 7

    Getting Samples Made ✂️

    • Samples and Patterns

    • Drafting Patterns and Making Muslins

    • Finding a Fit Model

    • Digitizing and Grading [EXAMPLE]

    • Finding a Manufacturer

    • Asking Questions and Setting Expectations

    • We're GO on Sampling!

  • 8

    Photographing Your Product 📸 🎥

    • A picture is worth 1,000 words!

    • Photography and Ecommerce

    • Print vs. Digital

    • How to find a photographer

    • Editorial Photography

    • Product Photography [EXAMPLES]

    • Video [RESOURCES]

    • Why Photography is Crucial

  • 9

    Launching Your Brand 🎉

    • It's Launch Time. ⏰

    • How do you want to launch?

    • Tips Pre-launch

    • A Quick Example

    • Ready, Set, Launch

  • 10

    BONUS!

    • The Secret to Accelerating Your Brand

    • FREE CONSULTATION!

Your Bonus!

Because your journey doesn't end when this course does!

  • N.A.bld Subscription

    Apply the FULL cost of your course to your N.A.bld subscription and launch your brand with the only on-demand pre-sale and production tool.

  • For Designers Facebook Group

    Join our community of brands, entrepreneurs and designers where we share exclusive content, resources and more to get you going.

Special Pricing

Normally $500 per student, we are offering a limited time DISCOUNT to help brands launch during COVID.

No risk.

The FULL COST of the course can be applied to your N.A.bld subscription.

N.A.bld (nabld.com) is a production management tool for brands to launch sustainably - financially and environmentally - with a network of no-minimum US manufacturers. Learn more at NABLD.COM

What they're saying

"An invaluable resource for designers..."

by Nina Garcia

Editor in Chief Elle Magazine, Project Runway Judge

"[This course] has challenged us to view things differently and to put things into consideration. It is a great course."

Sue-Ann V. Francis

Co-founder of House of J & S

"We were able to launch 2 products in 30 days from SCRATCH using this course as a playbook."

Lucy S.

Cofounder, ITSO and Soled.NYC, nineteenthamendment.com/pages/itso

Frequently Asked Questions

What to know before you begin:

  • Do I need to know anything about fashion to sign up?

    No background necessary! We've gone added simple explanations, tools, and tips on the business and design.

  • I don't have a brand yet - is it too early for this course?

    This course is great for those just starting out or a year or so in. We'll have lots of ways to propel you no matter what stage.

  • What happens if I am unhappy with this course?

    We have a money back guarantee so that, if you complete all the modules and strategy session, and you feel you did not get value out of the course, you can get your full course amount back within 14 days of purchase.

  • What are Nineteenth Amendment and N.A.bld?

    Great question! N.A.bld is an on-demand production management platform that combines first-class technology and services with a network of no-minimum manufacturers. Nineteenth Amendment is a pre-order marketplace for independent fashion made in the USA by brands on the N.A.bld platform.

By the end of this course...

You'll be able to:

  • Launch a brand with less risk

    You'll learn strategies and tips to get your brand off the ground in less time and with less cash.

  • Find manufacturers and vendors

    You'll get access to suggested resources and preferred vendors, all at your fingertips.

  • Communicate designs easily

    You'll learn the lingo, what to look out for, and the right questions to ask along the way.

Meet your instructors!

Forbes 30 under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce and National Retail Federation Influencers

COO, Nineteenth Amendment and N.A.bld

Gemma Sole

Gemma has a background in Venture Capital, strategic consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton, advertising at Ogilvy and Mather and SMB consulting. Gemma completed her undergraduate education at the University of Rochester. Gemma is Forbes 30 Under 30 for Retail and E-commerce 2016, Apparel Magazine’s 30 Under 30 2017, and the National Retail Federation’s Person Changing Retail’s Future 2018. Connect on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmasole/

CEO, Nineteenth Amendment and N.A.bld

Amanda Curtis

Amanda has a degree in Advertising from Boston University and a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design. She has worked as a fashion designer for DVF and Richie Rich. She head designed and managed a line that made it to the finals of London Fashion week in its first season. Amanda is Forbes 30 Under 30 for Retail and E-commerce 2016, Apparel Magazine’s 30 Under 30 2017, and the National Retail Federation’s Person Changing Retail’s Future 2018. Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandaleighcurtis

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