Starting a Lingerie Home Business

If you want to start your own lingerie home business, you should devise a good business plan. This is very important so that you will have some sort of guide. You also need to determine the options available like affiliate marketing and franchising.

These options have advantages and disadvantages. Pick the one and start managing your own business from home.

Starting a Lingerie Home Business with Ease

If you want to start a lingerie home business, this is the best time. Selling such items from home can put you at an advantage since you will only incur low overhead costs. You can now find many clothing stores in business areas but you can still succeed by operating a new business from home. For those who are creative and want to start their own line of lingerie, you will need skills like hand and machine stitching, drawing or designing talent, precise ability in taking measurement, and many others. With dedication, you can succeed in this kind of business.

Since you are going to manage the lingerie business from home, you should create an online store. With a good shopping cart and optimized online store, you can reach your target market with ease. Designate a room in your house for creating the lingerie collections. You will need several machines or tools, ribbons, threads, needles, button, buckles, scissors, elastic, and many other supplies. You will also need a work table where you can cut patterns and work in your collections. You will need shelves to stack fabrics that are slick and silky. Creating your lingerie product lines can take time but if you are creative enough, you can make beautiful ones!

Tips on Starting a Home Based Lingerie Business

Another option would be to become an affiliate of a big lingerie company. Once you’re an affiliate, you can sell their lingerie collections at a commission. You will need to maintain your own site where you will advertise the affiliate company’s products. This is a good option because you will no longer create your own products. Aside from that, you will not maintain product inventory which means less work for you. Aside from becoming an affiliate, another option is franchising. Choose the right option that can meet your needs.

Starting a lingerie home business will also require extensive planning. You should develop a business plan if you want to succeed in this kind of business. This is essential so that you can have a guide to success. For those who are making their own products, you can get extra help. A seamstress can help you in sewing the various lingerie designs. There are many ways to advertise your business. If you have a website, you can advertise online. Don’t forget to advertise locally by sending out flyers, business cards, and other effective methods of advertising. And of course, you should get the proper license that is applicable for your kind of business to keep things legal.

49 Comments

  • Suganya said on May 24, 2010
    I have an idea of starting lingerie home business. I have much enough space at home. I just want to know what legal documents are required such as license etc. and what will be the budget and what are the machineries required.
  • naomi segaetsho said on August 17, 2010
    BOTSWANA, I AM ALSO INTERESTED IN OPERATING A LINGERIE SHOP, HOW CAN U HELP ME IN TERMS OF IDEAS
  • Vimbainashe Kuyerukana said on August 20, 2010
    Zimbabwe. I already have a lingerie retail shop, but I'm convinced manufacturing is the best option. Is it viable to start with and investing in domestic machines ?
  • Angie said on September 28, 2010
    I am interested in selling lingerie for an affiliate company. I am based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Please kindly link me up with a company I can be affiliated with. Please also e-mail me a template for a lingerie business idea.
  • Laurene said on January 21, 2011
    I am wanting to start my own line and run my own business, but do not know where to do short courses in advanced designing and making lingerie, please advise. I'm based in South Africa.
  • tina said on July 6, 2011
    chicago il. want to open or work for company online store receive commissions for sending traffic and sells
  • Eunice said on April 6, 2012
    I am interested in selling lingerie as an affiliate of an existing company. Alternatively, I can also buy from existing manufacturers and retail at my city.Kindly refer me to established manufacturers. Nairobi, Kenya
  • virginia said on May 11, 2012
    Hello Eunice, my name is Virginia from Nairobi, Kenya. I know a person from the US who sells lingerie and i can hook you up if you are interested...send me an email wambui.charagu@gmail.com
  • julia phiri said on December 17, 2012
    Hi am a 23 yr old female who is interested in selling quality lingerie. I'd like more info on how i can go about it especially how and where i can purchase the merchandise in bulk for resale here in Zimbabwe
  • Lebohang mofokeng said on December 20, 2012
    i'm from south africa based in gauteng sedibeng district, and need help to start a Lingerie line, i've got all ideas but i dont know how to draw & where to go for help. please help me. thank you.
  • van Nguyen said on January 5, 2013
    I have lots of corset and lingerie ideas. I want to pursue high quality lingerie. I'm thinking about manufacturing them in china and then ship the items to USA. Any useful tips on this? Would it be costly to start out? Any good design company you guys know of?
  • Neeraj Karnwal said on March 10, 2013
    I have my own factory of Lingerie, want to export my stuff to middle East or any other country.
  • Marje said on June 3, 2013
    Hello @Neeraj Karnwal, I am based in the UK, can you please forward details of website, images etc. Marje. thelookyouwant@gmail.com
  • Anita said on August 19, 2013
    Hi @Neeraj Karnwal. Could you also send me ur website and info to anitap0413@gmail.com i can send you the info i have that could be helpful.
  • sharon said on August 27, 2013
    i'm in Harare, Zimbabwe I want to start a home based lingerie business I need help and I want to the companies that I can deal with
  • Christinah said on December 11, 2013
    Hi guys i'm in Namibia and want to start my lingerie business. Need a supplier in africa. 0813973491 or email cshivula@gmail.com
  • Joy Ndelaphi said on December 19, 2013
    Hi, I would like to sell Lingerie, i dont have much information on this business. I am ready to learn even if it means by becoming an agent to sell for a company
  • Joy Ndelaphi said on December 19, 2013
    I am based in South Africa Kimberley. my email address is ndelaphij@yahoo.co.uk
  • Mangala narayan said on January 10, 2014
    Hi, am planning to start a lingerie line. how do I start? I live in India. have a budget and huge set of buyers.... As I am an artist. I love designing lingerie too!! So. I have some designs and some money to invest. have some manufacturing contacts. pls guide me through this... Thanks
  • Mac said on January 11, 2014
    Hi, we are a lingerie showroom operator in India since a decade, pls visit me on tanna_mayank@rediffmail.com for free business opportunities. Thanks
  • Rita said on February 23, 2014
    Would like to purchase lingerie wholesale or below for my home based business.
  • Patrick said on March 6, 2014
    I have a small lingerie shop in Kenya, Africa kindly hook me up with a large company i can be affiliated with to sell their Lingerie products
  • Christinah said on March 9, 2014
    hi guys my name is christinah, i need a supplier to supply me with lingerie for my lingerie business. supplier should be within reach, and be serious. i'm based in namibia and would therefore like a supplier in africa. contact me on 0813973491 or email me on cshivula@gmail.com. im also open to other business ideas.
  • stacey said on March 26, 2014
    Same here I want to have my own lingerie line. Need lots of tips And help how to start off at home. Cape town south africa 8001
  • Mongiwa said on May 9, 2014
    hi i'm interested in lingerie business initially as an affiliate or importing then ultimately making my own brands. Can someone hook me up with a contact
    (1) where i can get lingerie and
    (2) where i can get trained for lingerie designing and making .
    I'm based in Zimbabwe,Harare, zulumongiwa@yahoo.com/+263773858777
  • Emily said on July 3, 2014
    Hello my name is Emily I'm interested in lingerie business my problem I live in Lebanon first of all do you ship to Lebanon
  • theresa said on July 21, 2014
    hi, am looking for a company in the us, to sale sexy lingerie or send me some information and ideas on how to sell for you an at the same time make me some extra money, i have a lot of women who are interested in buying and oils an toys.
  • beth brascher said on September 1, 2014
    I would like to open my lingerie business in Fayetteville NC 28306 USA
  • Holly said on September 22, 2014
    I want to start my lingerie business in the uk. Does anyone have any contacts for affiliates?
  • Rozalia said on September 29, 2014
    I'm interested in the lingerie business, I need to know how to start and where can I go to learn how to design my own. Can you please give me some input?
  • AOKA said on October 10, 2014
    Supplier, wholesaler or manufacturer needed for a new start up lingerie line in UK. please email me aoka@live.co.uk
  • Louise said on October 28, 2014
    I am from Cape Town and this is my dream to have a lingerie business. I need all information possible. Thank you.
  • Sinlesslingerie said on January 30, 2015
    Dear @Louise, i can help you. Please contact with me. sales@sinlesslingerie.com
  • susan parr said on January 30, 2015
    i would love to have a party i have lots of friends and cannot find what i wont susan
  • Priyank said on February 26, 2015
    I'm from India and if anyone knows any manufacturer based in India then let me know pls
  • Priyank said on February 26, 2015
    Neeraj send me your email add please and my email add is priyank_09@yahoo.ca if anyone have manufacturing in India then contact me pls, we can deal on some point
  • Issy said on March 25, 2015
    I would like to start a lingerie business from home and aim to eventually have my own line. I am looking for an affiliate company or a manufacturing company. Can anyone please help with any information they have. My email address is issyjerome@yahoo.com
  • jendetta Herbert said on April 4, 2015
    I am interested in starting a business were I sale lingerie along with accessories I just won't to no how to go about it
  • jendetta Herbert said on April 4, 2015
    Greenwood south Carolina united States
  • akash said on April 23, 2015
    Hi, I am looking to open stores in vancouver(canada) and Irvine(california) If someone has a manufacturing unit, please let me know. Neeraj please forward your email at paradigm.mails@yahoo.com
  • Johny said on August 6, 2015
    Hey guys i wants to start Lingerie business. but before that i wants to learn Lingerie designing. please tell me is there any one who could teach us professionally. thanks
  • Salamatu ibrahim said on August 9, 2015
    Hi guys I'm interested to be an affiliate to a lingerie company in the United stats, but before then, I would like to know the legal requirements. i'll live in Abuja, Nigeria. Thanks
  • Duduzile said on September 1, 2015
    Hi, All I would like to start a lingerie boutique in South Africa Johannesburg, i would like to find out if there are any suppliers of quality luxury lingerie which i can work with/ aspiring fashion designer student who want to venture in the lingerie business contact me on dskhosana01@gmail.com. Kind Regards
  • maryann mbaki said on October 20, 2015
    Hi,i would like to start a lingerie making business at my hometown in Kenya.please advise me on options of where one would gain the knowledge on how to make the lingerie.
  • Vee said on December 19, 2015
    I would like to start a lingerie shop. I am based in Zimbabwe. I am looking for supplier. Email veefab22@gmail.com.
  • samantha said on June 3, 2016
    Hi everyone I have started a lingerie line at hoe I am a very small at home business, I am looking for anyone who wants to purchase my lingerie, I can supply just need buyers. you can email me at ewfdesign1@gmail.com if any needs a suppliers
  • camille w said on August 16, 2016
    hi i am interested in starting my own lingerie business in the US and looking for vendors, suppliers, or manufacturers for my items to sell please email me at cwilk93@email.com
  • Danielle said on July 22, 2018
    Hi, I am interested in starting my own lingerie Business in the U.S. And looking for vendors, suppliers, or manufacturers for my items To sell please email me atdaniellerosie5629@yahoo.com.
  • theresa said on March 12, 2019
    hi i would like to start my own lingerie bussines from home where do i buy stock from thanks for the help

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