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April Foster of Inked Brands: How to develop products for your Instagram followers

April Foster is the founder and CEO of Inked Brands, the leader in influencer commerce. In 2007, as a blogger and craft enthusiast, she originally founded Studio Calico where she built a subscription scrapbooking service that combined content with commerce. Studio Calico was named to the Inc5000 list 4 consecutive years as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Since then, April has been pioneering influencer commerce as the founder and CEO of Inked. She’s obsessed with combining...


Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer: Tips for designing women’s activewear

Michelle Fifis is a successful textile designer who has worked with such clients as Lucy Activewear, Columbia Sportswear, Jantzen Swimwear, Pendleton, and P&B Textiles. She writes about business and textile design on her blog, Pattern Observer, and has a membership community, The Textile Design Lab, where she offers learning and networking opportunities to hundreds of designers all over the world. Resources Mentioned: Newsletter - Women's Activewear Course -...


Stacy Garcia: Designing products for the hospitality market

Stacy Garcia: Designing products for the hospitality industry An established leader in the world of design, Stacy Garcia is a successful serial entrepreneur, founder of LebaTex, Inc., a distinctive textile supplier, Creator of Stacy Garcia, Inc., a licensing firm and design house, and Publisher of, a digital design publication that covers the intersection between fashion, interior design, travel and entertaining. With lifestyle brands like Stacy Garcia | New York, Stay by...


Raspberry Creek Fabrics: Are you looking for a fabric printer?

Raspberry Creek Fabrics: Are you looking for a fabric printer? Looking to have your surface designs digitally printed on a textile of your choice? Raspberry Creek Fabrics can help with all your digital textile printing needs. Raspberry Creek Fabrics started 8 years ago as an in-home Etsy shop. Our shop grew steadily as demand for apparel fabrics increased. In 2014, we founded our own knit apparel line called CLUB Fabrics. CLUB provides the highest quality knit apparel fabric found nowhere...


Indie Source: Are you looking for an apparel manufacturer?

Indie Source: Are you looking for an apparel manufacturer? Indie Source is an apparel manufacturer and fashion consultancy in downtown Los Angeles. We were born as a solution for emerging brands lacking experience in navigating complex supply chains and bringing products to market. Instead of high factory minimums and dirty warehouses, we offer low minimums in a clean space in downtown Los Angeles where we promote our workers and their craftsmanship. Most importantly, we offer emerging...


Pattern To Product: Who we are and what this podcast is about

Welcome to the Pattern To Product podcast! Hi! We’re Steven and Ashley and if you’re a designer, artist, entrepreneur or anyone wanting to develop home decor, lifestyle or apparel products, we want to welcome you to our podcast. We are a husband and wife team from New Orleans, LA with a background in textile design, marketing and branding. This podcast was created out of our frustration of not being able to find the information and resources we needed to develop and manufacture home decor...