This is one of the most creative stages of the product development. Will will work with you to develop a blueprint for your design that is encompasses your vision, has a perfect fit and works well in production.
The collaborative approach is important – we will take time to understand your idea.
At this stage anything goes; mood boards, sketches, reference images and garments. If you have a TechPack we will use that but it is not required at this stage.
A fully comprehensive approach is important to make this stage a success.
We will look at your sizing chart, help you to decide on the fit model and guide you through the toiling and garment sample fitting.
We only produce patterns for samples that are made at our studio, because it is important to us to have full control over the process.
We can also help you develop a TechPack after your patterns and samples are fully developed.
We charge an hourly rate to include time spent on pattern cutting, fitting and design sessions. We’ll give you a quote at the beginning of the job.
No, we provide a paper pattern. If your clothing patterns were made digitally, you’ll receive a digital garment pattern in DXF RUL format.
We can’t allow people in the studio unless they’re directly involved in the manufacturing process. We work on multiple projects for different designers and their privacy is important.
But we do collaborate closely with designers, and are happy to meet you in our meeting area.
Yes, though we can’t provide free quotes for amendments.
It very depends on the complexity of your garment and the number of fittings needed. We’ll give you a rough outline for the critical path after our initial assessment of your project.
We’re happy to review your design from a technical perspective. But we’re manufacturers, not design experts. We can put you in touch with design consultants from our network who can help you work on the design with you.
We’re happy to, as long as it wouldn’t infringe copyright.