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How to Start Your Own Clothing Brand

Do you have a dream to design clothes? Would you like to own your own business? Maybe you’ve imagined creating your own brand. If so, we can help you transform your vision into a reality. It may be easier than you think. Turning your designs into clothing is actually pretty simple. It comes down to one thing: custom designed clothes. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make your own custom designed clothes. Here is an overview of how you can get your start as a professional clothing designer.

Identify Your Brand

The identity of your brand is important. Your clothing brand should signify something. With that in mind, what is your brand all about? Think about the answers to these questions. Do you want your clothing brand to be minimalistic, or luxurious? There are so many options! Bright and clean-cut, or dark and edgy? The answers to these questions will inform everything about your brand going forward, so consider them carefully. Once you have a clear vision of what you want to create, move on to the next step.

All in a Name

Obviously, every business needs a name. A clothing brand is no exception. Clothing brands often signify something about the company, itself. So, what’s your brand’s identity? Make sure that the name you choose says something about the character of your brand. If your look is all about being minimalistic, you may choose a name that’s short and visually appealing. Or, if your brand is bold and opulent, you may want to consider a name that evokes luxury or decadence. Whatever name you choose, be sure of it. This name will likely be somewhere on every piece of clothing you produce, as well as all marketing copy.


This is probably the most important aspect of starting your own clothing brand, and the most fun, actually creating your custom designed clothes. If you have design ideas for clothing, sketch them out in a notebook or on a digital drawing app. Whatever medium you choose, make sure that your drawings are organized. It’s important to be able to refer back to them later. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Draw out any design that sparks your imagination. You can always discard it or save it for later. When you have a collection of finished looks that you’re excited about, it’s time for the next step.

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When it comes time to create your custom designed clothes, you don’t need an atelier in France. No, you can get it all done from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection and you’re good to go. There are many online websites that allow you to create your own custom designed clothes. Many designers have chosen BYOG for their custom creation needs. With BYOG, you can launch the styles of your dreams. Create an account on our website and pursue the options for clothing style, size, and color. When you have an idea of what you want, it’s time to get more specific.


When creating custom designed clothes, you can’t go wrong with t-shirts as a starting point. Everyone wears t-shirts and they can be infinitely customized with any kind of design. If you’re making t-shirts as part of your custom designed clothes, the first thing to do is to pick a color palette.

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You may want your clothing to come in a variety of colors. Choose the shades that feel right to you. Luckily, on BYOG, we have literally hundreds of colors to choose from, so you can select the tones that you like best. Once you have a selection of colors that feel good to you, it’s time to apply your design!


The first product in your line of custom designed clothes is almost complete! The next thing to do once you’ve chosen a color palette is to apply artwork. If you’ve sketched out artwork or found references for the design online, great. Upload your design to our easy-to-use template and preview your look in real time. Consider the size and placement of your artwork. Use BYOG’s straightforward tools to adjust placement and size. Do you like how your artwork looks when it’s small? Is it better in a larger size that takes up more space? The ultimate decision is up to you.

Placement is another important consideration when it comes to artwork. Do you want your artwork to be front and center, maybe on the chest area of the shirt? Or do you want it to be less obvious? For instance, on the back of the shirt. You can even put your artwork somewhere else, like down the side of your custom designed clothes, or even along an edge. Every decision you make is a creative choice and will impact the overall look of your custom designed clothes.


Once you have your custom designed clothes mocked up the way you like them, choose your sizes. Because people come in all shapes and sizes, it may be a good idea to offer inclusive sizing. Consider ordering your design in all sizes, so that anyone can wear your brand’s clothes.

At BYOG, We’re Here to Help

Once you have your sizing ready to go, place your order! It’s as easy as that. With the click of a button and a little time, you can market your very own custom designed clothes. Be sure to notify your friends and family about your new endeavor on social media. People will soon be sporting the designs that you created!

To start your very own clothing brand, start with BYOG. We can help you make your dreams come true, from start to finish. With our high-quality products and easy-to-use interface, you’ll have your own custom-designed clothes in no time. For help, contact us at (925) 829-3950.

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