12 benefits of 3D tools for starting a clothing brand

Jun 13, 2023

Hey there! Are you starting a fashion brand?

I've been there, and let me tell you, it's not a walk in the park. I learned the hard way that 9 out of 10 fashion startups don't even make it past their first year. Complex supply chains, finding the right product-market fit, and the high costs can be major roadblocks. I was one of those startups that didn't quite make it.

overview about creating my former fashion brand - kind of blau

It's true, platforms like Shopify have made it "easier" to start selling online. But establishing and growing? That's a whole other challenge.

When I was starting out, I grappled with three main issues:

  1. Launching products quickly and simply.

  2. Creating top-notch content & designs without a massive budget or a huge team.

  3. Keeping costs low while expanding my product range.

Sounds familiar, right? These struggles inspired me to create cheyn - a tool designed to empower indie fashion brands and creators like you. It's the tool I wished I'd had. Cheyn is a no-designer, cost-cutting, workflow-simplifying powerhouse. It's all about enabling you to launch, grow, and thrive while keeping things lean and mean.

Cheyn® MVP

In case you don't know why you should at least test it out.

Here are 12 Benefits of 3D tools you might want to know

  1. Cost Efficiency: Traditional prototyping and sampling can be costly. 3D tools eliminate the need for physical materials, reducing costs significantly.

  2. Speed & Flexibility: 3D models can be modified quickly and easily, which accelerates the design and revision process. It can save a tremendous amount of time compared to traditional methods.

  3. Visualization: 3D tools provide an accurate visualization of the product, enabling designers, stakeholders, and potential customers to better understand the product before it's physically produced.

  4. Iteration and Testing: 3D tools allow brands to test multiple designs, colors, sizes, and textures quickly without the need for physical prototypes. This can lead to superior end products.

  5. Communication & Collaboration: 3D models can be shared electronically, improving the ease of communication between designers, stakeholders, and manufacturers, regardless of geographical location.

  6. Eco-Friendly: By minimizing the need for physical prototypes, 3D tools reduce material waste, making the design process more environmentally friendly.

  7. Market Testing: 3D models can be used in market testing scenarios to gain customer feedback, enabling brands to make necessary adjustments before launching.

  8. Lower Inventory Risk: By being able to fully conceptualize and test a product before production, brands can avoid overproduction and reduce the risk of unsold inventory.

  9. Interactive Customer Experience: 3D models can be integrated into digital platforms, providing an interactive and engaging customer experience, enhancing online shopping, and potentially boosting sales.

  10. Promotional Material: 3D renderings can be used in promotional and marketing materials, providing a professional and realistic representation of the product.

  11. Reduced Time to Market: With faster design and revision cycles, products can reach the market quicker, providing a competitive advantage.

  12. Confidentiality: When outsourcing prototypes, there's always a risk of idea theft. With 3D tools, everything can be kept in-house, protecting product confidentiality.

There are plenty of tools out there to fit your needs. You can check them out in my recently created database - Digital fashion world

But also check out if cheyn is right for you. (It totally is.) Reach out to me if you have any questions or feedback.

Cheers, Ali