Selling self made products: How to start a new career

Selfmade products are in demand on the market like never before. Because fashion that is not mass produced gives its wearer a touch of uniqueness. A pinch of nostalgia at the time when everything was still handmade, also resonates. If you like to make your own clothes and accessories, the sale of your good pieces could give you an interesting future perspective. But how can homemade be sold?

Get feedback for your handmade things

For a professional business, it is not enough, if you make the stylish tunic once. You must be able to produce the product in appropriate quantities – and also spend the necessary time. The materials cost money and need space. Therefore, not only should you have enough storage space, but also be able to shop for your required fabrics and other materials in such a way that you still have a profit margin at the end. Unfortunately, it is not enough if the best friend likes the homemade garment. Before you professionally raise your business, you need unbiased feedback. Praise can inspire, but does not help you if there are still things to improve. It’s best to make a selection of the clothes or accessories you plan to sell and give them to selected test subjects. Ask for honest feedback on the materials used, workmanship, design and overall look. Then you have a first impression of how your creations could arrive on the market.

Calculate the profit margin

Many have slipped into the sale of homemade things, step by step. Over the months and years, but sometimes over night, the hobby became a profession. However, if you do not want to bake small rolls right from the start, you can not get around a business plan. Not only do you need materials and tools, you also have to pay for packing material and shipping costs. Keep in mind that the production of your good pieces consumes electricity, water and heating in your workspace. Also remember that you need to invest in labels that comply with the EU Textile Labeling Regulation, homepage, logo, printed matter and advertising. All expenses on your list should be allocated to the single handmade piece. Calculate the sales prices so that you have something left after deduction of all costs. Now you can count how much self-made things you need to sell each month to earn a profit or even live off the sale of your products.

Use online portals for home-made

As good as your products may be, they do not sell themselves by themselves. Of course, you can go the classic way and offer your home-made things at city festivals. However, this only reaches a very small number of customers. On the Internet, on the other hand, there are customers worldwide for your products. There are now several national and international platforms that specialize in the sale of home-made things. DaWanda is the most popular marketplace in Germany for Do it yourself. You can quickly open your own shop and get started. DaWanda earns on the registration fee and sales commissions. Etsy works similarly. Other online marketplaces for handmade are muckout, vondir, palundu and ezebee. Under certain circumstances, there is a niche for home-made even on Ebay. Still relatively unknown is the option “Handmade by Amazon”. To be accepted, your products must comply with Amazon requirements and successfully complete the application process. Alternatively, you can open an online shop on your homepage.

It does not work without advertising

However, it is not enough to open a shop on a do it yourself portal and wait for the customers. Because to attract potential buyers, it now needs marketing and advertising. The social media help you reach as many people as possible. You can use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter to drum up your creations. When you advertise on Google, you reach your targeted audience. There will be no cost to you until your ad is clicked. Always make sure that you are legally on the safe side. For example, find out about copyright and get tax advice so there are no nasty surprises. Thanks to the Internet, it is now easier than ever to start a successful business with handmade products. However, if you do not want to stay on a sideline, you will need to spend a lot of time, energy, and financial resources to make a living selling your home-made creations

Handbags – These are the Trends 2018: Bucket Bag, Micro Bag & XXL Shoppers

A coherent and modern outfit needs the right handbag. Whether chic mini bags, practical XXL shoppers or casual fringed bags – the handbag trends in 2018 are very varied. In addition to some old acquaintances in a new design, there are also many stylish novelties.

Which handbags are trendy in 2018?

The current handbag trends are characterized by variations and variety. Small, tall, colorful, simple, chic or casual, this handbag guide lets you easily decide which model suits you best. You are definitely up-to-date with the following bags:

Bucket bag

Thanks to their round shape, bucket bags (or pouches) offer plenty of storage space and are therefore a very stylish everyday accessory. For example, fabric bag bags are great for casual casual outfits and city outings. Leather variants even fit into the office. You can even wear mini-size models – as an alternative to the classic clutch – to send events. Because they are an elegant it-piece, with which you are guaranteed to draw the attention to you.

XXL Shopper

These maxi bags are much more than just spacious shopping bags! They offer a lot of space: inside for important everyday objects, outside for patterns, colors and logos. Bags made of raffia or cotton are casual and suitable for leisure. With them you are perfectly equipped for the next shopping trip. But there are also very elegant variants made of high quality leather, with which you can complement a festive evening dress.

Micro-Bags

This year it’s going to be extreme: in addition to XXL bags, mini-models are also very popular. The small accessories with great effect only provide space for the most important utensils such as lipstick, credit card or smartphone. Practical: Often you can attach micro bags to other handbags or clip several models together. So the little bags become an eye-catcher and you can take them with you at every opportunity.

Fringe bags

Bags with fringes radiate happiness and pure zest for life. The difference to the previous year, in which these hippiesken models already conquered the catwalks: The fringes are no longer just at the hem, but cover the entire bag. These bags are a perfect match for retro looks, rock outfits and boho style.

Old familiar reinterpreted

For a long time, it is indispensable for chic events, parties and elegant evening events: the clutch. This also applies to the year 2018, but the trend bag is now bigger. The clutch is now just as elegant, but with much more storage space.

There is also a revival of the fifties bags known from the 90s. Since her appearance on the catwalks of many star designers this year, her bad name is gone. They are now mostly made of leather or imitation leather. These bags are extremely practical, because you have your hands free and at the same time everything at hand – perfect for dancing in the club or in the cold winter. Fanny packs are so popular among other things because they are very variable. You can wear them in different ways (you can find more ideas here):

  • At the hip or waist height
  • Under or over the jacket
  • Crossbody

These are the trend designs 2018

Red, red and red again

Small, big, round or square – handbags in red are definitely in fashion. This signal color dominates this year’s season. It peps up any of your outfits, expresses power and brings the vibrancy of the summer already in your wardrobe. They come into their own when you wear red handbags to dark outfits or looks in plain colors. Because then they immediately jump in the eye and act as a stylish eye-catcher.

Transparency is in

Whether clutch, shopper or bucket bag – transparency is announced! This has several advantages: The clear plastic that makes up most models is super easy to clean. Water rolls off and stains you can just wipe off. In addition, the translucent or translucent trendy bags have a lightness that fits perfectly with summery outfits. In 2018, the secret of the content of a women’s handbag will finally be revealed – of course only if you want! Because the stars are doing it and sometimes carry an opaque bag in the bag.

Large logo imprints

In 2018, there are large, present-day logos on the handbags. True to the motto: Show what you have. The brand names are usually strikingly placed on the front or on the shoulder straps – a trend with which you definitely make a fashion statement! In order to preserve the high-quality look of such models for a long time, you should maintain the bags regularly.

Varied wearing variants

By the way: in 2018, fashionistas will be wearing their handbags in very different ways

  • You can throw shoulder bags over your shoulders in a classic way. This season, the focus is more and more on the handles, which are often decorated very conspicuously.
  • Small bags are often provided with a short handle, for example with a metal-look ring. These you carry directly in the hand and thus have everything important at hand.
  • If you no longer just want to carry your handbag by the handle, just take it in your hand. This looks extremely cool and modern – no matter how big the bag is. Long straps are allowed to hang down. Many designers therefore provide the straps of shoulder bags with eye-catching patterns or bright colors. In addition to a practical, they also have a style function.

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Top 10: The most expensive handbags in the world from Chanel, Fendi to Hermes

Handbags are the absolute dream of every woman. Whether big, small, with or without handle – numerous models make the female heart beat faster. In the following ranking we have listed for you the best, most luxurious and expensive handbags in the world. If you want to know more about fashion trends and labels, then check out the best shoe labels, most expensive jeans labels and the most popular handbags in the world.

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1. Chanel – The classic for the woman of the world

One of the most expensive handbags in the world was made by the classic fashion label Chanel.

2. Fendi handbag for incredible $ 28,000

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3. Hermes launches with bags at $ 120,000 to $ 210 million

4. Hilde Palladino for pure luxury on the wrist!

5. Lana Marks bags and clutches for $ 100,000

6. Louis Vuitton $2,000 – $25.9 billion

7. Marc Jacobs $50,000

8. Mouawad $3.8 million

For incredible $ 3.8 million you can buy the diamond-studded bags from Mouawad.

9. Prada

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10. Judith Leiber $90,000 – $1 Mio

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Trend Piece Ruffles – How To Combine It Right

Hello my love! Today it’s all about ruffles. Of course not blouses, but the currently very trendy ruffled blouses. This spring it has been very feminine so far. Colorful colors, such as a bright pink, flowing fabrics and sweet cuts. Even in summer, this trend seems to continue. Almost everywhere you can see one right now. Ruffles. And these really everywhere. Whether on tops, pants, skirts, dresses or even on shoes. It seems like you can not escape the trend. This trend has also pulled me a little bit, because through the ruffles, I feel a bit like a little girl in a princess dress, and who does not even like to look back on his childhood. How best to style the trend, I’ve looked a little closer to you.

The Ruffle Blouse – It Piece of Summer

Apart from the fact that you are in fashion with a frilly blouse, it is also super practical. It is cozy, airy and easy to combine. It is therefore perfect for hot summer days. Also super hip, are off-shoulder ruffle blouses, which are also super cheap in the big stores, such as H & M and Zara gets. I have Zara frilly blouse and she just combines it with white trousers and sneakers.

Ruffles as Crop Top – must have for the hot days

Even with the crop tops, ruffles are hard to imagine. They spice up the often boring crop tops directly on. Even your outfit gets an eye-catching upgrade. I combined my black ruffled / lace crop top from Asos with a pair of white jeans.

Ruffles in dress – Allarounder in summer

Ruffle dresses are available in a thousand different designs this summer. Ruffled blouse dresses, boho dresses with ruffles or off shoulder dresses with ruffles. All are super beautiful and super comfortable and therefore this year definitely my favorite for the beach. Here I’ve combined my off-shoulder ruffle dress for everyday use with ankle boots and a patches bag. You can find out more about the It-Piece Patches bag here.

Of course, there are endless combinations and many different styles to combine the trend of ruffles. I like the female very well and am looking forward to more great styles this summer. I hope you liked my blog about the trend ruffles and you will be back next week !! Until then, I wish you a great week.

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Mode, Trends und Highlights aus der Medienwelt. Ich nehme euch mit hinter die Kulissen von Fashion und Werbung. Egal ob bei GNTM oder der Fashion Week New York, wir sind für euch dabei!

Fashion, trends and highlights from the media world. I take you behind the scenes of fashion and advertising. Whether at GNTM or Fashion Week New York, we are here for you!

It-bags! Designer Bags Haul with Gucci, Celine, Hermes & Co.

Hello my love! Today I have something very special for you. Who does not know it. You can see her in town, on Instagram at his favorite blogger / blogger. We languish after them, but for most it remains an unfulfilled dream. Designer bags! Every woman knows it. Whether Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Celine, Chanel or Givenchy. The luxury brands are constantly bringing new bags to the market and one would love to fall in love with a piece that unfortunately costs twice as much as one’s own rent. I have picked out my personal favorite bags of designer brands and found for you look a like alternatives that are still high quality, but still fit into the budget, because of cheap fakes, I’m absolutely no fan!

Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme Designer Bag

At the moment you can see this gem on every blogger on Instagram and of course I fell in love with the beauty of Gucci. Luckily I found a remedy – because the price of € 1,800 upwards is not within my budget – and bought me a Look a Like alternative from the Cologne store Kay’s. If you want to get that piece of jewelry, you’ll find great alternatives both at Kay’s store on Ehrenstraße 104 and on the internet at www.imxprs.com/free/kayscgn/kays

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Also this bag can be seen everywhere at the moment. It is perfect for everyday wear as it is big enough to hold everything important in it. Even this original price of € 1,700 is not in the budget of most, so after a long search I found an alternative. The online store fashiondrug sells high quality Look a Like at a really affordable price. Influencers, such as madelinemercedes, prefer to buy the alternative instead of paying dizzying prices for the original.

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Celine Luggage Multitalent: Small, Tall, Shopper & Clutch

This beautiful piece by Celine has been a topic of conversation for quite some time, but the trend remains as Celine brings out many different variants of the model. They are available in small in size as a shopper and as a clutch, in many different colors and materials. But since it is an expensive fun with 2,300 €, of course, there is also an alternative for them. Here, too, I found something at fashiondrug. Here you will find the alternative from 64.95 € and that in good quality. Also at the Cologne shop ‘Jumeirah Store’, you can buy the bag. You can find this in Pfeilstraße 24 in Cologne.

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Luxury! Hermès Birkin Bag

Last but not least, I introduce you to this Hermès bag, which can mainly be seen at the Kardashian Klan. Because even this bag seems to be too expensive for ‘normal’ bloggers. The starting price of 8,000-9,000 € is probably only for superstars or the Kardashians affordable. But of course I have found an alternative for you here that looks deceptively real, but more than in the budget. Again, I refer you to the online store fashiondrug, because here you will find the Look a Like starting at a price of 89.95 € !!

These were my designer bags alternatives for you. I found myself in my search for Look a Likes in one or the other online shop, which can also be very interesting for you. So for example sassyclassy.de, the great look a Likes but also special own bags and parts have. The store fashiondrug, where I found most pockets, is also new to me, but I’m very excited and will soon be buying some new it-pieces myself. For the Cologne among you, I can only recommend the shops ‘Kay’s’ and ‘Jumeirah Store’. Great bags and great fashion is definitely there.

Next week I have a very special topic for you. Sustainable and Fair Fashion. If you do not know what it’s all about, and what great new labels there are in the industry, check back on my blog next Monday! Until then, I wish you all a great week!

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DIY accessories – It does not always have to be off the peg

Accessories are just as important as our outfit itself. Only with the right accessories do most of the garments come into their own and many of us are looking for something very individual. Of course, the manufacturers of jewelery and accessories come up with a lot and there are great things to buy, but if you really want something really special, you should make your own accessories yourself! The result is guaranteed unique items. Who did not braid or put bracelets in his childhood? The self-woven friendship bracelet was something very special among best friends. We want to give you some ideas to become creative fashion designers yourself. DIY accessories are a great way to recycle fabric scraps, beads or old and broken pieces of jewelry, and for a little money and with a few tools, any accessory can be designed. You do not have to be a professional for that. If you want more DIY ideas just drop in here and at the end of the work you will find the Top 14 DIY Jewelry & Accessories Videos!

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Bows – A great ornament for hair accessories, shoes, belts and many more

Sanding is very easy to do. Sanding can be used as a hair accessory or decorating other accessories, from hair clips, bracelets, belts to ballerinas. For sanding you can use different materials, especially fabric scraps and remnants of other crafts.

Take two pieces of the fabric you want to use, one thick and one thin. The thicker strip is now folded on both sides and glued together with the hot glue gun. This creates a kind of loop. Once the glue has dried, you can squeeze the loop in the middle, the typical loop optics come to light. With the help of a bit more glue from the gun, the small strip of cloth is wrapped around the middle to close the loop, supernatant is cut off. The actual loop is done with it. We can now attach these with the help of the hot glue gun (a very important tool for the fashion designer at home), on a hair clip or on shoes. With loops, you can also decorate handbags and belts, various fabrics and ribbons invite you to try out the creative.

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Many are astonished now. How should a layman make diamond jewelery? This is relatively simple: On 77 Diamonds you can configure your diamond jewelry yourself. The website is programmed so that everyone can customize rings, necklaces, earrings and so on – with real diamonds. So you can also design engagement and wedding rings, which have just the right size, width and diameter. In addition, you can choose between different models (whether classic, vintage or modern) and determine the style of the cut (brilliant, princess, emerald, oval, drops and many more). The result is high-quality, individually created diamond jewelery.

DIY bracelets are not just for little girls

Even big girls enjoy crafting bracelets, and they get really pretty with the right technology and materials. Bracelets are also good as gifts. A great idea is the crafting of bracelets for bachelorette parties, to make this special day for all involved even more memorable. For this you need letter pearls, artificial pearls, Swarovski crystals, elastic nylon cord, satin ribbon (best white or cream colored) and a pearl needle for threading.

First, you have to think about what should be on the bracelet. For example, the name of the bride and the year, or the initials “JGA” and the year, or directly the names of the bride and groom or their initials. And then it starts: The nylon string is threaded through the needle and beads, letters and rhinestones in the desired order reared. The best way to keep the bracelet in color in delicate white, beige or pink tones to optically tune to the wedding. Once the wound bracelet has reached a length of about 18 cm, knot the nylon string together several times and cover the knot with a pearl. Finally, the bracelet is decorated with a satin bow between two beads.

There are no limits to creativity; on the internet, you can be inspired by countless suggestions for making bracelets on specific occasions or simply as fashion jewelery.

Anyone can make earrings himself – pendant in boho look

A very simple way to design earrings yourself is the design of pendants. Here, with a bit of creativity, you can resort to unusual materials, such as hairpins. For earrings in boho look we need 19 hairpins, a piece of cardboard, nail polish in different colors, a brush, jewelery wire, a pencil, pliers and 2 earhooks. First of all, the hairpins are pushed in two parts next to each other on the cardboard. Now a pattern is painted with the pencil, for example three arrows. This pattern is painted with nail polish, then allowed to dry the hairpins. The rest is a breeze: The finished painted hairpins are also pulled a piece of jewelry wire, which is bent into a triangle. This comes to the stud earrings and we have made great fancy earrings in boho look itself.

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Mode, Trends und Highlights aus der Medienwelt. Ich nehme euch mit hinter die Kulissen von Fashion und Werbung. Egal ob bei GNTM oder der Fashion Week New York, wir sind für euch dabei!

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