Guys, this is an interesting article on starting up a fabric products based business from Bloomberg, of all places. There is a nonprofit outfit called “Fashion Business Inc” which assists small textile based business owners with their strategy.

“Locating vendors and manufacturers is the easy part, particularly in Los Angeles with its bustling textile and apparel district. The tougher part of starting any business involves research and planning—and that’s where you should start, says Paul Ratoff, who has served as a consultant in Los Angeles to apparel industry entrepreneurs for 30 years.”

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