Softwares that can help with speed and efficiency in design, sewing, marketing and sales are things we need more of, especially those tailored to the Nigerian fashion industry. Interestingly, there are not many of these types, so we have spread our net a little wider and taken the pick of the available ones.
Investing in the right business software as a designer is a good way to go
This is because it can make your brand more competitive and help with reaching more people with your products.
From pre-production to design to merchandising, we have compiled a list of five business softwares that Nigerian fashion designer can use for a better fashion experience.
This software was designed by NIKE to help inspire designers and fashion creators to choose the best materials in line with the sustainable fashion drive. The sustainable fashion drive ensures that materials with the least negative impact on the environment are used in making clothes and other fashion items.
The app provides an easy-to-use reference guide to help compare the impacts of different materials. It is a free tool but is only available on the Apple Store for now.
FASHION DESIGN FLATSKETCH
If you’re looking to design a woman’s cloth, you will find this application very useful. It allows you to draw simple fashion sketches in minutes. Has over 1000 pre-uploaded graphics to choose from and allows you to add more details to the sketch including details like zippers, belts and buttons.
This is definitely a great app for any designer who loves fashion and it is free, easy to use and available on Android and iOS platforms.
A ruler is one of such designer’s most essential tool. Looking for your ruler while rushing to meet a deadline is scary and I’m sure as a designer, you will agree. With this Ruler app app, however, you can have a virtual ruler in your screen with one tap.
It even tells you how to measure something larger than your device screen. Perhaps most importantly is that it can be used to measure with precision. It is available for free download on the Play Store.
This software can be used to create an endless number of designs easily and quickly. You can use it from the web browser on your phone or laptop. It has preset patterns that you can work with, whether just to get your inspiration flowing or to design your next collection.
Fashion businesses that want to expand their customer base using the social media typically encounter one problem – logistics. There is always the issue of how to get the product across to the customer especially when the location is not close.
Sendbox has built a platform that provides shipping, escrow payments and helps customers discover merchants who carry out e-commerce transactions using social channels.
What this means, for example, is that for a Nigerian designer, Sendbox provides logistic services to help deliver all over the country. and all of this functionality can be accessed through the application which is available on Playstore for free.
Overall, critical to successfully running a fashion business is the need to recognize and understand how the industry works. With technology, you can do this more effectively, get better results, and ensure a great customer experience.