We'll need approvals on all Pre-Production samples prior to initiating and proceeding with bulk production.
Your bulk run will be booked in for production once all required pieces are obtained, including dyed fabrics, trims and labelling.
Shipping is the easy part. We don't take care of this, however we can connect you with providers that can help!
Production & Logistics.
Getting to the stage of bulk production is a huge success and takes a few months. Generally speaking established brands work 6 months in advance, so plan sufficient time to get it right. Dependent on your style requirements, your production run could be completed in Sri-Lanka, China or Italy - this all gets discussed in step 2.
What you decide to include in your bulk run largely depends on your requirements. All your garments will come with mandatory make and care instructions as well as brand specific labelling. If you'd like to include hang-tags, barcodes or stickers to you packaging or product - this is all achievable we'll just need to know the details!
Bulk Production & Logistics Guideline
We will need all approvals prior to starting your bulk run. Pre-Production sample approvals are what we need to get started.
All your pieces will come labelled with the mandatory care label and brand specific labelling. These will be decided in your Tech Packs.
Prior to initiating bulk we will need all fabrications, stock and dyed, trims and packaging sent to the factory for construction.
We have standard poly bags available for individual garment packaging requirements. If you have any specific packaging requirements we will nee this called out during development.
The greatest amount of efficiencies are achieved at bulk production. During the process each item will be scrutinised at the highest standard ensuring superior quality control.
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Custom Clothing Development Process
The first step in creating a custom clothing collection involves creating a range draft. This call outs what designs you're looking to include and are usually just CAD's of inspo pictures. Once complete you'll know which styles you'll be heading to production with.
Technical packs are the blue prints to every style. These are what we use to bring your garments to life. They include specific information regarding make direction, stitching types, fabrication, colourways, artwork, labelling, garment measurements and grading. Never cut corners here as this will only hinder development, sampling and production timelines.
Proto samples are the first physical garments of your designs. These are never perfect as they're the first round of sampling, and the first translation from digital artwork to functional clothing. We leverage these samples to get all the correct measurements for the Pre-Production samples (PP's).
The second round of sampling will be your Pre-production samples. These samples will be nearly perfect and will include all artwork strike-off's, correct colourways and labelling. It's often that minor changes are actioned during your bulk production run to get everything as close to perfect as possible. During this round of sampling all approvals will be required to proceed to bulk.
Once all approvals are provided we proceed to bulk. This is the exciting part, as your whole collection will be coming to life! Lead times for booking in a production slot varies dependent on the intricacies and total order quantity of your order.
Shipping of bulk production runs is something we don't take carriage of. Once production is booked we'll be able to provide all the shipment details for your courier or freight forwarder to collect. Air freight is the quickest method of transportation, taking ~3-5 business days, and always costs the most. Sea freight is significantly more cost effective, however takes 3-4 weeks for delivery. We always recommend sea freight particularly during the pandemic as international flight numbers are significantly reduced.