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How I Price Product: What You're Paying for When you Buy from ME

How I Price Product: What You're Paying for When you Buy from ME

Ever wondered how a product is priced? In the fashion industry, it's pretty basic. Industry norm dictates that you take the cost of materials (e.g., fabric, zipper, labels) and labor (amount paid for someone to sew the garment) and multiply that number by four to six, sometimes more. 

Sneak Peek of Fall/Winter 2018

Sneak Peek of Fall/Winter 2018

I wish I could say that I will be releasing the Fall/Winter 2018 collection this week or next. But, it won't be ready until the end of this month or early November. And I'm OK with that. We're a slow fashion brand, after all.  We're working to improve the production schedule, and I'm excited that we're on track to release this year's "Winter" collection a month ahead of last year's with even more styles.

In anticipation of the new releases, I thought I'd share some "in progress" shots of a couple of the styles.

Meet the Maker & Tour our Manufacturer's Studio

Meet the Maker & Tour our Manufacturer's Studio

I'm so excited to introduce the maker behind the Meghan Evans brand and share the studio space where our clothing is manufactured with you. As you may already know, I design all ME styles, source the fabric, and work with a woman-owned small run production company located in Washington, DC to manufacture the line. 

Recap: Sourcing Fabric for Spring 2019 in NYC

Recap: Sourcing Fabric for Spring 2019 in NYC

In mid-July I made the trip up to New York City to attend fabric expos and meet with suppliers in their showroom to source fabric for Summer 2019. No, that's not a typo. I'm sourcing for Summer 2019 while Summer 2018 is in full swing and Winter 2018 is in production.

It's Fashion Revolution Week | What it Means & How You Can Be A Better Consumer

It's Fashion Revolution Week | What it Means & How You Can Be A Better Consumer

Fashion Revolution Week starts today (it runs April 23-29). The movement asks us, as consumers, to question who made my clothes? This year marks the 5 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse which killed over 1,100 (and injured many more) garment workers in Bangladesh. The plaza housed many factories and at the time of its collapse, produced clothing for companies like Walmart and Zara. Nike, H&M, and Ivanka Trump also source labor from Bangladesh which is known for its poor working conditions and low wages.

The Sample Making Process & A Sneak Peek of Summer

The Sample Making Process & A Sneak Peek of Summer

I'm currently at the tail end of perfecting samples and have started production on the Summer collection. Because I offer such limited quantities of each style, the actual time it takes to manufacture the collection is relatively short (we will be releasing new pieces in early June).

All in the Label: What Your Clothing Labels Mean

All in the Label: What Your Clothing Labels Mean

Ever wondered what all the labels on your clothes meant? Why there are so many? Why they're located where they are? Although these questions crossed my mind before I got into the business of designing and manufacturing clothing, I never bothered to find the answers. But, as I was preparing to produce my initial collection, my manufacturer needed all labels on hand. So, I was forced to figure it out. Fortunately, the FTC has a really helpful, user friendly guide on clothing label requirements that I reference frequently. Below is a review of the types of tags you can find on your ME clothing and what they mean.*

Sourcing Fabric

Sourcing Fabric

Sourcing fabric has been and continues to be the single biggest challenge I face in designing and producing this clothing line. In the age of Google, you'd think it'd be easy to get started in the fashion industry. Simple Google searches should result in nearby factories, pattern makers, and fabric suppliers, right?! I thought so. But, I've learned the hard way that the production side of the fashion industry has not solidified its online presence. At least not in an easy to find, reliable manner.

Sustainable and Ethical Fashion at ME

Sustainable and Ethical Fashion at ME

Something I don't talk about much is how the ME collection is produced in an ethical, sustainable manner. It's a very important aspect of the brand and I wanted to share more about what it means.