APPAREL BUSINESS SUMMIT

LEARN HOW TO LAUNCH OR GROW A SUCCESSFUL CLOTHING LINE
GET THE BEST STRATEGIES FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS AND EXPERTS

The Apparel Business Summit is the online conference for designers and entrepreneurs in the apparel and textile industry

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

You know those moments when you’re sitting at your computer daydreaming about what your life would look like once you’re finally able to just create and make money doing what you love?

*happy sigh*

Buuuut…in reality you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and exhausted trying to figure out everything yourself… spending hours on Google not getting anywhere… 

It’s likely you’ve been getting advice from different sources telling you what to do. So you end up in DIY business mode and not growing your business at the rate you want.

If you’re sitting there nodding your head at your screen because this sounds a tad familiar, don’t sweat. I’ve got the solution! 

SAY ‘HELLO‘ TO THE APPAREL BUSINESS SUMMIT

Apparel Business Summit is the only online business summit designed just for owners in the apparel and textiles industry. Each lesson is focused to deliver what you need to know to take your business to the next level.

When you join, you get access to presentations created and delivered by top industry experts with years of experience, nowhere else will you be able to access this practical & valuable information.

This includes lessons created by former executives from Reebok and Lululemon each with over 30 years of experience. These are experts in product management and fabric sourcing & development. You won’t find that information anywhere on the internet.

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:

8 Video Presentations
(Value $1500)

created and delivered by top industry experts with years of experience, nowhere else will you be able to access this practical & valuable information. 

Valuable tools of the trade
(Value $500)

including downloadable templates for: Line Planning Spreadsheet, Product Development Timeline, Production Tracking Grid, Product Buying Calendar.

Private Facebook Community
(Value $300)

Access to a community who can support you through your journey. If there is one thing I know to be true, we entrepreneurs need to surround ourselves with people who share our vision for what we want to create. That’s why I include access to our members-only pop-up group with fellow entrepreneurs and brand owners so you can support and cheer each other on. 

PLUS, WHEN YOU JOIN,
YOU’LL ALSO GET THESE FREE BONUSES

  • Sustainable Fashion Panel: How fashion entrepreneurs use business as a force for good, putting social and environmental impact alongside company profits. (Value $100)
  • Time management tool kit (Value $300)
  • A 21-page ebook (Value $200) 12 easy ways to boost your business cash flow and make more money
  • The ultimate business budget spreadsheet bundle (Value $175)
  • List of funding options for clothing & apparel businesses (Value $100)
  • Easy to use margin calculator (Value $100)
  • 1 YEAR Access to the Summit

and early bird bonuses

  • Instant access to Financing module with Charlene Li
  • List of funding options for clothing brand and apparel businesses

Wow, that’s a lot.

You will get…

#1.  8 Pre-recorded Video Presentations (Value $1500)

#2. Valuable tools of the trade (Value $500)

#3. Private Facebook Community (Value $300)

Plus when you enroll today…

#1 Sustainable Fashion Panel: How fashion entrepreneurs use business as a force for good, putting social and environmental impact alongside company profits. (Value $100)

#2 Time management tool kit (Value $300)

#3 A 21-page ebook (Value $200) 12 easy ways to boost your business cash flow and make more money

#4 The ultimate business budget spreadsheet bundle (Value $175)

#5 List of funding options for clothing & apparel businesses (Value $100)

#6 Easy to use margin calculator (Value $100)

#7 1 YEAR Access to the Summit

TOTAL VALUE: $3275

YOUR PRICE: ONLY $97!

SPEAKERS

Glynis Tao

founder, chase your dreams

Kathy McGown

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT & BUSINESS COACH

Charlene Li, CPA

FOUNDER, CRAZY CUTE CO. AND EATABLE

Jason Park

FOUNDER, SOLID MASS MEDIA

Irina McKenzie

Founder at FABCYCLE

Kaya Dorey

Founder at NOVEL SUPPLY CO.

Stephanie Ostler

President at Devil May Wear

Jessica Redditt

Designer at Jessica Redditt Designs

Adila Cokar

Executive Manufacturing Consultant,
Source My Garment

Melanie McIntosh

Founder of Inspire Retail Solutions

Ruth Kelly

Founder at Weft x Warp

REGISTRATION TO THE SUMMIT IS NOW OPEN!

TOPICS

Apparel Business Summit is an online conference made up of pre-recorded video presentations taught by different industry experts consisting of slide/lectures and panel-style discussions.

Branding:

Not Just a Shirt: Creating Value as a Conscious Brand

speaker:

Melanie McIntosh

sourcing:

How to source the right fabrics for your product

speaker:

Ruth Kelly

Sourcing:

HOW TO SOURCE AND SELECT AN OVERSEAS MANUFACTURER

speaker:

Adila Cokar

Financial:

CASH FLOW, BUDGETING AND FINANCING 101

speaker:

CHARLENE LI, CPA

Product Management:

BIG-BRAND STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

speaker:

KATHY MCGOWN

Distribution Channels:

TAKING YOUR BRAND INTO THE WORLD

speaker:

Glynis Tao

Digital Marketing:

HOW TO INCREASE ONLINE SALES RIGHT NOW

speaker:

JASON PARK

Digital Marketing:

HOW TO use SEO for your clothing brand

speaker:

Glynis tao

Time Management:

TOO MUCH TO DO, NOT ENOUGH TIME!

speaker:

Glynis Tao

Sustainable Fashion Panel:

How fashion entrepreneurs use business as a
force for good, putting social and environmental
impact alongside company profits

Panelists:

Irina McKenzie
Kaya Dorey
Stephanie Ostler
Jessica Redditt

apparel business summit host

glynis tao

glynis tao
founder, chase your dreams

Hi, I’m Glynis. I’m a clothing brand owner turned Business Consultant & SEO Specialist with 20 years apparel industry experience. I developed and built my first business from startup to generate 6-figure sales in the second year of business. I’m passionate about helping designers build a purposeful and profitable clothing business so they can make a living doing what they love.

With my unique blend of work experience in a corporate environment combined with a decade as a creative business owner, I have actually been there, done that! So I can relate to the challenges facing fashion entrepreneurs.

I created the Apparel Business Summit as a way of providing brand owners with the tools of the trade, so they are equipped to build a solid foundation for success right from the get-go.

glynis tao

glynis tao
founder, chase your dreams

Hi, I’m GlynisI’m a clothing brand owner turned Business Consultant & SEO Specialist with 20 years apparel industry experience. I developed and built my first business from startup to generate 6-figure sales in the second year of business.I’m passionate about helping designers build a purposeful and profitable clothing business so they can make a living doing what they love.

With my unique blend of work experience in a corporate environment combined with a decade as a creative business owner, I have actually been there, done that! So I can relate to the challenges facing fashion entrepreneurs.

I created the Apparel Business Summit as a way of providing brand owners with the tools of the trade, so they are equipped to build a solid foundation for success right from the get-go.

Learn how to source an overseas factory, the pros & cons of working with an offshore manufacturer and how to build relationships with overseas factories.

Product Management skills empower apparel entrepreneurs to define and deliver business goals and avoid common pitfalls.

Learn why it’s important to focus on a niche apparel business and the different ways to take your brand into the marketplace.

Time management techniques specific to the clothing business.

Understand why cash flow matters and a few easy ways to boost your cash flow right away.

Go over key financial measures that every clothing brand owner should know in order to interpret your numbers and make business decisions based on them.

Learn the basics of digital marketing to increase online sales immediately.

Why you definitely need to take part in this conference:

  • Apparel Business Summit is the only online business summit designed just for clothing brand owners. Each lesson is focused to deliver what you need to know to take your business to the next level.
  • Presentations are created and delivered by top industry experts with years of experience, nowhere else will you be able to access this practical & valuable information. 
  • No airfare, no packing or expensive hotels. Learn on your own terms, from anywhere in the world. All presentations are pre-recorded and will be viewable on June 30, 2020

HERE’S WHAT OUR PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR SUMMIT

 

I loved how every presentation was short, concise and straight to the point! I loved the files attached to each module.

– Jenan Keogh

I used to do a list everyday and couldn’t end my day until all items on the list were done, now I prioritize so I don’t over do it, so this lesson makes all the sense in the world to me. Thank you!

– Jill Pendergast

I love the structure of the calendar. I believe seeing your goals brings them to fruition. Thank you!

– Jill Pendergast

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F.A.Q

WHO’S THE SUMMIT FOR?

Apparel Business Summit is for business owners in the apparel and textiles industry. It’s great for anyone who’s starting a new business and even owners who have been in business for a number of years and are looking to grow or wanting to pivot an existing business model. We provide the tools of the trade used by industry professionals to get you moving in the right direction.

WHAT IF I’M TOTALLY NEW TO BUSINESS AND HAVE NO FORMAL APPAREL TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE?

The summit is the perfect place for you to start as the focus is on building a solid foundation for success, right from the get go.

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION BEGIN FOR THE SUMMIT?

Registration for Apparel Business Summit opens June 1st, 2020. Stay tuned for early bird specials.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE PRESENTATIONS?

Once you have signed up for the summit, you will be able to login at www.apparelsummit.com, and click on the presentation you’d like to watch starting 9am PST on June 30th, 2020.

WHAT FORMAT DOES THE SUMMIT TAKE?

Apparel Business Summit is an online conference made up of pre-recorded video presentations taught by different industry experts consisting of slide/ lecture and panel style discussions. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you’d like.

HOW LONG IS THE SUMMIT?

Each presentation consists of 30- 45 minutes of video content. You will have all-access to the summit for 12 months. You can take the classes at your own pace, so the number of weeks it takes to complete the lessons will vary.

WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT?

The investment for Apparel Business Summit is $197 until registration closes on June 29th at 11:59pm PST.

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Sponsors & Partners

Questions?

Interested in becoming a sponsor or a speaker? Let us know!