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Forest Ink

Forest Ink is a gothic style fashion brand. They’ve been around since 2009 as a family business. Still, it’s only in the last three years that they started to turn their own designs into clothing that they sell on their website and via a subscription box. Forest Ink has its original design in the niche market of gothic style and is committed to producing high-quality fashion. Forest Ink designs quirky, different, one-of-a-kind styles that have a decidedly darker, gothic vibe. Making the transition from printed t-shirts to a collection of sassy, sexy tops, swimwear, loungewear, and more wasn’t that simple, and RE(SOURCE) has helped the brand to make the transition from a reseller to a designer brand.

Headquarters

Frisco, TX

Founded

2010

Challenge

When Forest Ink first decided to make the shift from t-shirts to custom apparel, there were several niche retailers that loved their designs and wanted to stock their products. However, because the designs produced by Forest Ink are so unique and so targeted to a very specific buyer, the order quantities they were looking for were relatively small, which was a problem for the Forest Ink team because most manufacturers required minimum orders of hundreds of units of each design. Long turnaround times further complicated things because Forest Ink couldn’t create samples and take pre-orders.


TDLR:

  • Lack professional fashion background 

  • Complicated designs 

  • Lack production safety net

Solution

RE(SOURCE)’s accelerated sampling process, professional design support, simple app, and faster turnaround times checked all the boxes. Forest Ink was now able to produce a lookbook and take pre-orders from retailers. This solved the problem of deciding how much stock to order and helped them keep their investment low while building a following for their brand. The RE(SOURCE) team, along with its 2-decade of family expertise in the industry, was able to fill the knowledge gap that was keeping them from producing their own unique styles, whether it was choosing the right kinds of fabrics to evaluating samples and making changes where needed. Since RE(SOURCE) has multiple different manufacturers for every type of fashion product, there’s a level of confidence in delivering complex designs and fulfilling orders promptly that the brand has never imagined before.


TLDR:

  • Professional design support 

  • Simple app navigation 

  • Fast turnaround

Revenue increase in a year

400%

Samples developed

800+

Average bulk production time

28 days

“We have thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with the RESOURCE team. The 3D rendering greatly speeds up sampling and their dashboard is very easy to navigate and helps us keep track of everything. We have also learned a lot about fashion manufacturing from working with RESOURCE team. I would certainly recommend to anyone who wants to quickly launch styles and test market.”

Beth Welch

Owner | Forest Ink

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