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September 12, 2016

Selling On Consignment

Sometimes new designers will be offered consignment deals from retailers who are unsure if their customer base will desire the products of the designer. This can be a risky venture for a designer, particularly with seasonal or trend items, which may only have a short window for desirability. In a […]
September 12, 2016

What is the Higg Index and How Does It Help Eco-Fashion Companies?

Today is Earth Day, making it a great day to talk about eco-fashion. There’s many ways a company can become more environmentally friendly, and sometimes the abundance of ways can be overwhelming. Because the Higg Index is still fairly new, I wanted to share the concept with fashion entrepreneurs who […]
September 12, 2016

For The Love of 3D

This blog was written by the Law On The Runway intern, Waqas. He has been assisting in the preparation for Trending Legal Issues in 3D Printing, an upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts event in Palo Alto, open to both attorneys and non-attorneys. As with all our posts, this is just general […]
September 12, 2016

Manufacturing Clothing or Accessories in California? You Need a Garment Registration Certificate.

Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending a PeoplewearSF event where Lana Hogue, the Operations Manager at Betabrand, spoke about the enforcement of garment manufacturing certificates, which are to be filed with the Labor Commissioner of California. Here’s the major takeaway from the presentation: Most new apparel or accessory […]
September 12, 2016

The Fine Print: Setting Up Your Terms & Conditions for Online Sales

These days, online commerce is essential. As fashion entrepreneurs set up their new online shops, they often ask what should be included in their terms & conditions for  sales. For these terms, it is important to place yourself in the mindset of the consumer. What are things that you would […]
September 12, 2016

When Working with Designers As Independent Contractors

Sometimes, the founders of a fashion startup are better at maintaining business affairs than the creative design process. For these clients, we find ourselves helping to contract out the design process. When working with designers as independent contractors, here are some topics to discuss with the designers and to cover […]
September 12, 2016

The Legal Challenges of Giveaways

Often, a great marketing campaign includes surprise, anticipation, and customer interaction. Giveaways can be a great way to stir up those attributes, but the details of the giveaway must be worked through carefully into insure compliance with federal and state laws. Because Law On The Runway is located in California, […]
September 12, 2016

Interns: To Pay or Not To Pay

This is a special blog article written by the new Law On The Runway’s intern, Waqas.  In honor of the internship, Waqas has chosen to write about labor laws, specifically relating to interns. At Law On The Runway, we occasionally have clients wanting to hire interns, but with limited startup […]
September 12, 2016

5 Factors for Choosing and Securing a Brand or Company Name

Along with legal issues in the fashion industry, we love to talk about marketing and branding in general. Both of us (Rachel & Maria) studied and worked in the marketing industry prior to becoming attorneys. Together we wrote this article, a trifecta of our professional experience. Please use this article […]
September 12, 2016

Questions to Address Before Manufacturing Overseas

New designers sometimes reach out to Law On The Runway asking whether they should manufacture locally or overseas. While this often more of a business question than a legal question, but we can certainly help you balance the factors of this decision, with a legal perspective. Here’s a few questions […]