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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 […]
September 12, 2016

Want to Offer Holiday Gift Cards? First, Explore These Legal Issues.

It is the time of year when clients are thinking about holiday gift promotions. Sometimes, the holidays inspire clients to add gift cards into their  promotions. Gift cards can be a wonderful way to gain exposure to new customers, and to capture those holiday gifting dollars. Before you jump into […]
September 12, 2016

4 Resources for Making Eco-Fashion Materials & Manufacturing Choices

Eco-fashion has always held a special place in my heart as I believe fashion can be used to improve lives, to express the self, and to nurture the environment.  With these ideals in mind, I want to take a step back from the legal topics for a moment, and focus […]
September 12, 2016

Top 3 Legal Concerns of Upcycle Fashion Labeling

Upcycling fashion companies often have the same questions regarding how to label the garments they are creating, especially when those garments are altered versions of previous garments. Below are the top three questions asked and a little information to help navigate trademark laws and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules.  Like […]
September 12, 2016

Paying For Services In Equity, Not Paychecks

When a fashion company is just getting started, I often receive this question, “can I offer my independent contractors or employees equity in my company instead of a paycheck?” This blog post will give you an introduction into when this  compensation option may be appropriate. Like all Law On The […]