If you’re looking to create your own apparel products, getting to know the fashion design and production process is essential. As it can be complex, we have broken it down into 10 steps. 1. Research The first step in the design process should be to research. It’s important
Promotional apparel is a great way for colleges to share school spirit and spread the word about their institution by connecting with students, faculty, alumni, and other stakeholders. Simultaneously, it’s a great way to generate profit for universities. We have selected the best selling promotional merchandise you can purchase
As a business or apparel brand, it’s important to create an identity that your customers recognize and connect with. One way to do this is through creating your own name-drop merchandise. Name-drop merchandise is just what it sounds like; dropping notable names from your business such as its name,
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for your business, it’s important to learn how to quality check fabric. Ensuring the correct quality of fabric will aid you in making cost-effective decisions when buying or creating a product. Consider the following 10 components when making your next textile purchase
The fashion industry is forever changing, and brands are constantly under pressure to keep up with their competitors. Technology is a driving force behind this change, as the industry is constantly embracing its innovation. With constant technological advancements being made, brands have the ability to connect with their customers more
In the age of hybrid workspaces, shifting industry values and staffing shortages, the corporate gifting industry has exploded with employers hoping to show their employees some appreciation. This industry is estimated to be worth over 200 billion dollars and continues to grow as companies of all sizes and budgets jump
With demand comes innovation. While seeking sustainable alternatives, many consumers changed their focus to shop for vegan leathers, versus animal leathers. The vegan leather industry has recently had tremendous annual growth–with a CAGR of 9.93%–expecting to reach over 66 billion USD by 2026.
Have you ever wanted to stop shopping for fast fashion, but don’t know where to start? Do you wonder if other affordable apparel options even exist? We hear you. Many of us want to start making a difference with our clothing purchases, but don’t know how. It’s
The ethicality of SHEIN has been a hot debate amongst apparel consumers for quite some time now. The discoveries made at an investigation of two SHEIN-operated factories were quite concerning, with multiple Chinese Labor Laws violated.
Picture a world without trends. It sounds weird at first, but really think about it. Consider scrolling through TikTok, and every video you see is completely unique, every sound different, every dance original—and everyone is posting content that they truly enjoy rather than participating in a trend just for
When it comes to starting a clothing brand, step one is usually deciding on a method of production.
Drop-shipping is known as an easy and reliable way to produce clothing. However, it has limits that some brands are destined to move beyond. Here are five reasons you should switch from drop-shipping to private label.
Merch is meant to promote your brand, and it can't do that when it's sitting in a landfill. Ensure that your promo items are well-loved and well-used with these simple tips.
Stop listening to merch suggestions from middle-aged adults and read this article, written by a current college student.
Discover the oily secret behind pineapple leather, the unsuspecting plant that makes surprisingly comfy clothing, and a new type of textile grown from microbes.
Get ready for Miami Swim Week 2022 by reading up on some of the leading sustainable brands in the industry.
Every minute, 1700 tons of carbon dioxide emissions are released into the air and oceans because of the shipping industry. Read further to see how brand owners can ship their products in the most energy efficient way to reduce the shipping industry's impact on the environment.
More and more clothing brands have begun to strive towards a standard of inclusivity and accessibility in fashion. Read how Dhakai aims to help these brands along that path.
This is the how-to guide for every future-designer dreaming of starting their very own clothing brand on Shopify.
3D sampling is a huge tool on the path to sustainability. Here’s a list of five of the best free and paid 3D design technologies, depending on your company’s needs.
After graduating from the 2022 Nasdaq Milestone Makers program, Russel Karim was featured on the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square. Read about his story and his company below.
Follow Dhakai's four step process to find a manufacturer who gets the job done while upholding your sustainable values and practices.
As more and more apparel brands consider themselves sustainable fashion, ethical clothing, and fair production, there enters this gray area of transparency.
Yes, you heard that right; we use the Pantone Color System to dye our fabric, and so can you. It is as simple as 1,2,3 — send us your Pantone color, and we will make it happen. Leave the fuss to us, and we can fulfill your vision and brand requirements.
Sustainability is the buzzword of the apparel industry. Consumers are taking actions into their own hands by becoming more informed, changing their shopping habits and attitudes, donating unwanted clothing, and investing in quality rather than quantity.
March marks the month to honor the resilient, brilliant, and boundless women who have changed the face of society. It is the one month out of the year when everyone comes together as a unified front and celebrates women's achievements.
Before you manufacture your next blouse, trouser, or tracksuit it is important for your brand to reference the different weights.
The next biggest tech trend is amongst us — digital fashion. Imagine that clothing has gone from textiles to pixels.
Wondering where you should source your next garment? In developing countries, the apparel and garment industry serves as a large source of employment since it is one of the most globalized sectors.
The US shipping port is as congested as the common cold right now. Ships are stuck and massive delays are upon us. So what does the shipping crisis mean for your upcoming orders?
Russel Karim is the Founder and CEO of Dhakai. Learn more about Karim and what led him to create Dhakai.
What does the Bangladesh Accord mean for garment workers? Better working conditions, better wages, and better rights in the workplace.
Learn about how three small brands are transforming the adaptive clothing industry.
Did you know that your textiles could be recycled? Read on to learn about how and where textiles are recycled.
To achieve an environmentally friendly and more sustainable manufacturing process, factories are going green.
As fashion becomes eco-friendly, green terms like greenwashing and wishcycling are used more frequently. But what do these terms actually mean? Read on to learn more.
What is the difference between lyocell and Tencel? Is Tencel really sustainable? What are the drawbacks? Learn all about the innovative fabric in this quick overview.
Learn about the aspects of production that determine what makes wool sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Diversity in the supply chain goes beyond improving a company’s image - read on to learn the importance of supply chain diversity and how to connect with diverse suppliers.
3D sampling in the fashion and apparel industry allows brands to visualize their products with different silhouettes, proportions, design details and colors before purchasing.
Vegan leather, faux leather, synthetic leather, pleather… These are only some of the terms used to refer to different leather alternatives, used as more humane (and often more sustainable) alternatives to animal-based leather. However, with so many different options for vegan leather alternatives, how does one find the one that
The fashion industry is contributing to the environmental and social crises on an ever increasing scale. The industry is responsible for the production of 92 billion tons of waste every year and the figure is growing significantly as consumption is also increasing. It’s been estimated that 15% - 25%
As eCommerce grows, private label brands and designers are challenged with offering memorable, exciting styles that resonate across a wide, varied market. Our advice? Utilize our trend report to guide an exceptional range of colors, styles and textures for Spring/Summer 2021.
Global pandemic safety measures have changed the way your customer lives. The home is no longer just a place of rest. The once-clear divisions between apparel segments are blending into what we call the Comfort Spectrum.
For CEO and founder, Russel Karim, Dhaka, Bangladesh is his home roots. It also happens to be home to the second largest exporter of apparel in the world.