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    What is Nineteenth Amendment?
  • Nineteenth Amendment is the designer-direct fashion house for clothing and accessories more pesonal, beautiful, and responsible than anything off the rack. Shoppers can purchase directly from brands in discounted pre-sales. After a product is sold, brands put items into production, giving them a risk free way to launch a brand and giving shoppers access to hard to find products.

  • How do I purchase a garment on Nineteenth Amendment?
  • Items are available for purchase during 19-day pre-sales. During the pre-sales, you get access to products before anyone else at a discounted price. After a pre-sale, the price on products will increas to full retail price or they may no longer make it available at all - it's up to the brand! If you fall in love with an item not currently on sale, you can request a relaunch for that item and but it is the brand's decision to re-release it.

  • What if the item I want is no longer for sale?
  • Found something you love that’s not available for sale? You can request that the designer re-release the collection by clicking the REQUEST A RELAUNCH on items you love. This lets the designer know you are interested in buying the product. Be sure to follow ((or favorite ♥ ) the designers of the products you love to be notified when they release or re-release collections.

  • Can I return my item?
  • Yes! If you do not like your item, you can return it within two weeks (14 days) of receiving the item to Nineteenth Amendment at the return address listed in your return instructions for credit to the site. The garment must be intact and must not have been worn.

  • Can anyone open a Nineteenth Amendment Studio?
  • Any designer or brand can sign up for membership to Nineteenth Amendment. All collections must be submitted and approved to launch a Studio. We require that our designers own the design and are able to produce a tech pack, production-ready pattern, and production-ready sample for each product they upload. These technical specifications allow our partner manufacturers to produce any of the sales. If you are an international designer, you must be willing to produce on-demand in the US for the US market. For more info, please contact us!

  • What are the fees?
  • Nineteenth Amendment is free for shoppers and fashion-lovers to use. If you are a designer who wants to open a showroom, you must pay a subscription fee to have access to the Nineteenth Amendment platform and agree to a minimum 10% commision for each sale. To see pour Designer Terms, click here. Please note, we are committed to keeping our fees as low as possible for designer but fees are subject to change.

  • Does purchasing an item get you equity in the brand?
  • No. Purchasing an item is a sign of support for the designer and a sign that you love their work!

  • Who is Nineteenth Amendment?
  • Nineteenth Amendment is a group of awesome individuals, amazing advisors, forward-thinking investors, and a large network of supporters. We are committed to helping talented people make beautiful products. For more information, check out our About page.

  • Where is manufacturing done?
  • All products are manufactured ethically in vetted facilities across the United States. Each facility is pre-vetted by the Nineteenth Amendment team for quality, integrity, and skill before we work with them. Know a great facility for manufacturing? Send us their information.

  • How do I know when I will get my item?
  • You can see the expected delivery date for every item on its product page under the item description. On average, it takes designers about 6 weeks to produce and ship an item from the end of a pre-sale. When you place your order, you will also see the expected delivery date on the checkout page and in your order confirmation email. In addition, you will receive update emails from the designer as your garment goes into production and once your item has shipped. If in doubt, feel free to contact the designer or ask us for an update!

  • How do I become a Nineteenth Amendment designer?
  • To become a Nineteenth Amendment designer, learn more about our platform and become a designer here.

  • How do I discover new designers?
  • Easy! You can discover designers on the Designer Studios page by looking through each collection or by exploring the Shop page. Also, we recommend subscribing to our newsletter for our weekly designer pre-sales and features!

  • Is there a place I can download the Nineteenth Amendment logo?
  • Yes. Check out our media kit. Yay link backs! We appreciate knowing when you use it though, so please drop us a line.

  • If I have more questions, who should I talk to?
  • Contact for questions. We will do our best to reply within 48 hours. Or say hi and chat with us in the lower right hand corner of your screen.

Designer Answers

    How does this work?
  • The best way to start is to read our FAQs! Once you determine Nineteenth Amendment is a good fit for your brand, you can start building out your brand and tech packs by starting a FREE trial here.

    Once you sign up, start by creating your brand, starting your first collection, and uploading tech packs for every unique product within your collection on your Brand Admin. Once your tech packs are complete, you can request quotes and price the products with our network of US partner manufacturers. When priced and ready to go, submit your collection for review. If everything looks good, your will be assigned a launch date for your pre-sale. If you still need to make some adjustments, the Nineteenth Amendment team will provide constructive feedback and support to help you get to the next step.

    A collection is for sale in pre-sale for 19 days during which time the designer promotes the collection. Shoppers browse the site for exclusive fashion and support designers by purchasing garments before they’re produced. They can also following designers to stay in-the-know for their next collection launch. At the end of a 19 day pre-sale any sales are aggregated to go into production. Our platform creates the Purchase Order (PO) for you to put into manufacturing. Once the pre-sale period ends, you will be responsible for manufacturing by picking your manufacturer, assigning the PO, and putting purchased garments into production with the partner US manufacturer of your choosing, delivering a made-to-order, USA-made piece directly to shoppers’ doors 6 weeks from the end of the pre-sale.

    Once a collection is live for sale, you can see up-to-the-minute marketing and sales data on each live line or collection on your Sales Dashboard. Our goal is for designers to take these learnings and start working on their next collections to launch on Nineteenth Amendment!

    To get started, go to our Become a Designer page.

  • Can I do wholesale production with Nineteenth Amendment?
  • Any designer can use the Nineteenth Amendment platform to create their own purchase orders for wholesale production or sampling, independent of selling in our marketplace.

  • Who is eligible to open a Showroom?
  • Any fashion designer with product tech pack(s), production-ready pattern(s), and production-ready sample(s) is eligible to open a Studio. If you do not yet have production-ready samples or patterns, you can use the Nineteenth Amendment platform to have patterns and samples made by vetted manufacturing partners in the USA. Just contact us for assistance.

  • Can international designers join Nineteenth Amendment and open Studio?
  • Yes! International designers can join Nineteenth Amendment. However, if you are an international fashion designer, you must be willing to produce on-demand in the US for the US market. You can review our production management and fulfilment services and explore the best options here.

  • Do I need a Stripe account to open a Showroom?
  • Yes. We use Stripe to process payments so you will be creating a Stripe Connected Account. For international designers, please make sure your geography is supported by Stripe. If you are in a country not currently supported by Stripe, we require that you have a PayPal account. If you are an international designer using PayPal, please contact us before you begin.

  • I have completed my collection, uploaded my line, and I am ready to laucnh it on pre-sale. How do I submit it?
  • Go to your LINES page and click the SUBMIT button next to your line image.

  • What happens after I submit my collection for approval?
  • After your line has been submitted, our team reviews your tech pack, image assets, aesthetics, descriptions and all other line information. We have up to 48 hour to complete this review once receiving your items. You will receive an email within 48 hours with an approval or notes on areas where there may be an issue. Please note, every collection will undergo a thorough technical review and brand review to make sure your technical packs are ready for our manufacturing partners and that you comply with our requirements. Even if you are not manufacturing with our partners, we require a full tech pack and confirmation of your US-based manufacturing partner before launching.

  • What should I do when my pre-sale is launched?
  • Every designer should take an active part in promoting themselves and their Studio. We publish tools and tips on our blog and send marketing and PR guides before launch to help you share your work. We also have additional services and vetted providers available for our designers and brands. With a designer membership, we continue to offer exclusive press and design opportunities to help you make the most of our your collections and extend your reach!

  • How long does a Nineteenth Amendment pre-sale last?
  • A pre-sale lasts 19 days (about 2.5 weeks). This allows you to bundle sales at the end of the pre-sale. If you get additional interest at a later date, you can re-release collections in presale and or make your products available all the time at a retail price point.

  • What should I share on my Studio?
  • Storytelling is important to us. Talk about yourself, your journey, and where you and your inspiration come from. We suggest that you include: a brand and designer biography, a brand video or collection video, an appropriate image of yourself, your logo, all links to relevant social media properties, any affiliations you may have to schools or programs, and inspiration videos and pictures for your line. If you have any additional ideas, feel free to contact us.

  • What does production date and estimated delivery date mean?
  • Production date is the date that purchased items begin the manufacturing process and go into production. The estimated delivery date is the date by which the finished item should be shipped to your customers.

  • Can I close my Studio?
  • Yes. You can remove your Studio from the site and close your account only if no collections are currently on pre-sale. Please consult our Billing Policy for other restrictions. If you’d like to close your Showroom, simply go to your BRAND ACCOUNT page and click CANCEL ACCOUNT at the bottom of the page.

  • Can I have multiple brands and Studios?
  • Yes. You can open multiple Studios as long as each brand has a different account. However, creating and maintaining a brand is hard work and we encourage our designers to focus on one Studio to build their brand.

  • How do I know someone won’t steal my designs?
  • We do not allow copying of designs under any circumstances as per our Terms and Conditions. Copying is unfortunately rampant in the fashion industry, but Nineteenth Amendment will do its best to monitor obvious cases of design theft. If you see anything suspect, please report it to us at

  • Can I include other media in my Studio?
  • We currently support video and picture uploads in the inspiration and video sections of your Studio. If you have any other ideas, feel free to email us at

  • How long can a Studio be open on Nineteenth Amendment?
  • As long as a Studio has had one garment within a collection that has gone on pre-sale, the Studio can remain open. Please note, Nineteenth Amendment does have the right to take down Studios at any time if they do not comply with our Terms and Conditions.

  • Can I use copyrighted material on my Studio?
  • Yes, as long as you own the copyright. For inspiration images, please be sure that the image is your own or "free use" and that you give credit to the source.

  • How are prices for products determined?
  • The prices for products are determined by the designer brand, often using quotes from our partner manufacturers.

  • How does the designer make money?
  • Designers who sell through the platform receive sales minus transaction cost for each garment sold. Read more on our Billing and Fees page.

  • Can I edit my Studio?
  • Yes. You must be logged into your Designer Account. Click on your BRAND ACCOUNT in your Designer Admin to edit company info and click LINES to edit specific line and product information. Please note, if your Collection is already live, you may need to contact us to edit certain parts of your items or LINES page. If you have any questions about editing your Studio, please contact us.

  • How do I become part of the Nineteenth Amendment newsletter?
  • We promote new designer and collection launches. You can also pay for dedicate designer emails (see our services page for more info). If there is something special you would like to promote or a story you’d like to share, send us an email

  • How do I receive money from sales?
  • You must enter your payment information in your PAYMENTS section in order to receive payouts from sales. Nineteenth Amendment will send your payment via Stripe within 48 hours of your pre-sale ending if payment information is provided.

  • Do I get notified when my item sells?
  • Yes. You will receive an email whenever one of an item is purchased. You can also view sales on your Sales Dashboard.

  • Why would a Studio or Brand be suspended?
  • A Studio or brand can be suspended for copyright infringement and inappropriate use of the site based on our Terms and Conditions.

  • Is suspension reversible?
  • Suspension is only reversible after careful review from our legal team and at the discretion of Nineteenth Amendment.

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