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September 12, 2016

Quality Assurance Tests for Apparel Manufacturing Agreements

Having a quality assurance system in place with your manufacturer is essential for setting expectations. Many new fashion companies know that they want the quality to meet a certain threshold, but they aren’t sure how to articulate through a contract.these expectations to the manufacturer  To do this successfully, both parties […]
September 12, 2016

Negotiating a Pop-Up Shop Lease

Pop-up shops (a temporary rental of a commercial space), have become a popular way for fashion startups to show off their products and to test a market before committing to a long term retail space. Many pop-up shops in San Francisco and Los Angeles include a social element, such as […]
September 12, 2016

Protecting Textile Designs with Copyrights

Last week, protecting textile designs with copyrights came up in a few conversations with clients and industry professionals. After these conversations, I realized it might be helpful to cover the basics of registering for a copyright, and the scope of protection of copyrights. How to Get a Copyright When we […]
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, […]