Modern Cut Apparel is a fulfillment house for fashion brands. From an idea in a designer’s head to a roll of cotton to the hanger, they handle every step and get the product shipped straight to your door. By letting the artist focus on design rather than production, they can let the designers be designers.
Jonathan Arias and his partner in Peru, Joe Abanto, grew the company together out of Joe’s interest in fashion and Jonathan’s interest in business.
The Problem Being Solved:
Sourcing the product to fulfill great fashion ideas. They make production simple so that designers can focus on what’s important.
Where The Idea Came From:
Jonathan received encouragement when it came to the production of clothing for his own line so he took it back to his partner, started reaching out to people, and it grew from there.
“There are a lot of people into local products,” says Jonathan. “People are trying to do their own thing and they get excited when they see what we offer.” Modern Cut gives them mass produced, yet beautiful and high-quality products. It gives artists the chance to go a little nuts, “And artsy people love going nuts.”
Modern Cut Apparel is looking to work with brands that have good traction and a good customer base, but not their own production facilities; companies that are ready to grow but don’t want to sacrifice quality.
Jonathan also adds that they would like to work with brands that they can identify with, clothes they would consider buying themselves.
Jonathan has faced a challenge when it comes to breaking into the industry. He’s previously worked mostly in selling consulting services rather than a product.
The company has been bootstrapped thus far. “Right now, we are focusing on growing as we sell.”
“We are focused on selling right now,” says Josh. “We want to identify all the fashion brands in Michigan and let them know who we are.” They are focused on shaking hands, meeting new people and getting out into the community, “Because this community is fantastic.”
“Are you feeding yourself?” asks Jonathan. “Read, listen to podcasts, be all about your business.”
And don’t lose optimism he adds. “Entrepreneurs tend to have an unending amount of optimism, keep that!”
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