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How to Make a Prototype: Sara Blakely’s 7 Prototyping Tips

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 25, 2021 • 6 min read

For Sara Blakely it all started with a product idea. With no fashion background, no leadership experience, and no business degree, she set out to design an undergarment for women that would solve the age-old issue of underwear lines. The concept for Spanx was born, but before Sara could go into production for her new product, she had to start the way most businesses do: with a prototype.