September 16, 2016

Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers: Tips on Product Endorsement Agreements

I’m coming out of my blogging hiatus to talk about blogging! Its been a busy 6 weeks at Law On The Runway, but I was inspired to write this post after a lifestyle blogger told me about a recent struggle she had with an internationally-known brand. This brand reached out to […]
September 12, 2016

What is the JOBS Act and Can You Choose “Equity Crowdfunding” for Your Fashion Venture ?

If you follow financial or business news you might have heard a shout of excitement about the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) finally releasing new crowdfunding rules under the 2012 JOBS Act. Although the Act passed into law years ago, its specific parts (“Titles”) aren’t be operative until the […]
September 12, 2016

Running Your Fashion Business From Your Home & Early Employee Hiring

Congratulations! You started your garment business producing finished pieces all by yourself, cutting and sewing from start to finish, and now your merchandise has become so popular you need to hire another cutter, sewer, or finisher to keep up with demand. Taking the step from making garment or apparel items […]
September 12, 2016

How & When to Report Under the California Safe Cosmetics Act

In the early days of this blog, we covered the basics of cosmetics labeling, and FDA approval of cosmetics. Federal laws are a  major component to accurate labeling and disclosure of ingredients, but many individual states have their own regulations as well. Ten years ago, in 2005, the California Safe […]
September 12, 2016

Textile and Apparel Importation Considerations – Before and After You Buy Abroad

You’re a retail fashion business, and you’ve decided to import some clothes and accessories to stock your store. What do you need to know and have ready in order to get your merchandise through Customs, into the US, and onto your shelves? While the US importation regulation system is far […]
September 12, 2016

FDA Releases a Draft of Policies Governing Wearables

This blog article is a bit different than others, as it is a news update that I wanted to share with those who are in, or considering getting into, the business of wearable devices. On Jan 20, 2015, the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) released a draft of new guidance […]
September 12, 2016

Talking Points for a Manufacturing Agreement

Last week, I was working with a manufacturer to create a template for production agreements. It reminded me that we don’t discuss manufacturing enough on this blog, though product quality, costs of goods, and timely product delivery are essential components to a successful apparel brand. Below are some talking points […]
September 12, 2016

New Year, New Company? Planning Out Your Fashion Company’s Incorporation

It is a brand new year, and with this fresh start, many believe that January is an ideal time to start a company. Before you jump into filing the paperwork (by yourself or with the help of an attorney) take a moment to ask yourself these business planning questions. They’ll […]
September 12, 2016

Preparing for Consulting Agreements

Many Law On The Runway clients are first time entrepreneurs, and they are looking for expert guidance from consultants who are experts in marketing, manufacturing, or business development.  To receive this guidance, often entrepreneurs turn to industry experts for consulting help.  When working with a consultant, it is very important […]
September 12, 2016

Targeting Holiday Shoppers? Comply with Email Marketing Laws

My email box has been absolutely flooded with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Giving Tuesday deals. The holiday shopping season is definitely upon us. Like a true fashion law nerd, as I sort through these messages,  I reflect on the regulations governing email marketing messages. If you are also coveting […]