Launching a fashion brand is hard and costly work. Everything cost money so understanding these costs in advance is important to running a successful brand and business. In this blog, we dig a little deeper into the true cost to start a line and some of the ways Nineteenth Amendment helps alleviate the burden by allowing designers to scale with less.

ONE-TIME EXPENSES

Expense Cost
Your Time

Editorial Photography

Models (2)

Patterns (12)

Samples (12)

Fashion Show

Web Development

Web Hosting

Pop-Up

Trade Show (x2)

Hangers

Soft labels

Travel

Admin (accounting)

Printed Collateral (Business cards, post cards, etc)

TOTAL

Priceless*

$750-2,000

$250/day = $500

$200/pattern = $2,400

$250/sample = $3,000

$5,000

$2,000

$100

$2,000

$4,000

$200

$250

$500

$1,500

$1,000

$23,950

 

MONTHLY EXPENSES

Expense Cost
Production Consulting/Development

Showroom

Public Relations

Interns

Digital Marketing tools

Cleaning Bills

TOTAL

$5,000/mont

$3,000/month

$3,000/month

$1,000/month

$150/month

$75/pull

$12,225/month

 

OVERALL

ANNUAL TOTAL $170,650/year

 

Phew! That’s almost a child’s college education in just one year and it doesn’t even include shipping expenses and transaction costs! But what if you could still do what you love at a fraction of the cost?

With Nineteenth Amendment, you get many of the same monthly and annual perks and necessities without the heavy fee. See what we offer and apply to be a Designer today:

 

* Please note, these costs are all in USD and based on our own experience, our designer’s experience, and published costs by vendors and services. Costs may vary but it is a good baseline!

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