Start-up and new fashion designer – small batch production.

GEORGIA HARDINGE SS16 - WHITE SHIRT AND BLACK SKIRT

GEORGIA HARDINGE SS16

Start-up and new fashion designer – small batch production.

Plus Samples specialise in creating bespoke garments in small batch production runs for start-up designer. We know that when starting out you need to find a production company that your trust and we will be on hand with invaluable help and advice to ensure your collection meets your expectations. We are experts in help new designers grow their businesses and we can help you grow and succeed in a tough market.

Plus samples specialise in small batch production which is just want any new designer needs we can help you decide how many items you should produce when you start off as this can be difficult to quantify, should you start small or produce a larger run each route has their own benefits, but which one is right for your brand? With many years’ experience helping new start-up designers Plus Samples can help you make the right decision.

What is Small Batch Production?

This is a term used to describe a garment production run of less than 500 units, here at Plus Samples we specialise in small batch production runs which makes us ideal for any London based designer wanting to create their first collection.

Where are you selling your product?

Deciding on your initial sales channel is a key part of deciding your quantities. Many new designer start selling online as this give them flexibility and requires limited inventory and in some cases you can even take pre-orders. Online also allows you to soft launch your new styles without having to restrict your brand to seasonal releases.

On the other hand selling your collection to a retailer opens you up to larger quantities, higher sales volume and brand exposure, but keep in mind you will have to stick to the buyer’s schedule and the retailer’s seasonal requirements.

Must Know Terms

        • Styles, Options, and Colorways– A style is a single item of clothing like a jacket or a skirt the option or colorway relates to the wash, colour or finish of a style. For example: one dress in pink, purple and blue would be one style with three options/colorways.
        • MOQ– Minimum Order Quantity – This is the minimum quantity of each style that we will manufacture, we are very flexible so please give us a call to discuss your needs, if you are looking for over 500 units per style let us know and we can help you find the right partner.
        • Sourcing– We are happy to point you in the right direction when it comes to sourcing your materials for production. This includes fabric, trims, printing, embroidery, and more.

Contact us today if you would like to discuss your first fashion collection needs as a new designer,  we are here to help you succeed.