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

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$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 become a Nineteenth Amendment member today:

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* 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!