If you decide to proceed forward, we'll handover your Tech Pack to our production team for sourcing & sampling
Your Tech pack will include all your requested fabrications and trims. We'll head out to market to source all you required pieces.
Once we've completed sourcing everything we need, the next step will be to cut and stitch your garment - bringing it to life!
Sourcing & Sampling.
Sourcing and sampling are two of the most exciting steps to bringing your collection to life. During sourcing you'll pick from a selection of options to curate your desired pieces. You'll get to select trims, fabrications and colourways.
We work with industry leading and ethically accredited suppliers. There are only very select garments we can't achieve, these include bridal wear, tailored suits and highly intricated couture styles. Outside of these, look no further we've got you covered!
Sourcing & Sampling Guideline
Completed Tech Pack
Your Tech Pack created in Step 1 plays dominance here. It'll guide us through exactly what we require to sample your piece.
Sourcing fabrications can be daunting and challenging at times. The biggest challenge is sourcing high quality and specialty fabrications at low MOQs.
Like fabrications, trim souring involves searching and contacting industry leading suppliers for items like zippers, eyelets, drawstrings and lace trims.
Pattern making is a highly specialised skill that requires years of experience to get right. The patterns are the individual panels that stitched together.
Once we've sourced your desired fabrications and developed you patterns, we marry the two together and cut your panels out for stitching.
Your 1st samples are termed prototype samples, these are the 1st drafts of your custom styles. Multiple sample rounds occur prior to bulk production.
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.