Just like a business plan, a range plan is primarily for yourself, so include what need.
But if it's all a bit overwhelming, there are plenty of resources online to sink your teeth into before you get started.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and the first step to any great line or collection is a cohesive vision.
The story of entire civilisations can be told from the garments that they wore.
Or if you are intent on using only the highest quality fabrics, you need a clear strategy for reaching out to a high end market.
Another important part of your range plan needs to be where you are sourcing your fabrics from.
There are a plethora of templates you can work to for your first collection, and once you've got the hang of them, you'll have the confidence to embellish and make your range plan unique to you.
Here are two free templates to get you started: Check out this You Tube video talking you through a range plan template.
As Director of Offset Warehouse, a fabric shop, I cannot tell you how important it is to know where you fabric is coming from and making sure the fabric you wish to use is still going to be in stock when you want to go into production.
There's no use creating a sample piece from limited edition or end of line fabric that you can't get again.