How we help start-ups create a clothing collection
Are you thinking about launching your own clothing brand but have no idea where to even start? We can certainly help!
Usually when creating a collection, you would go to a fashion designer to design your collection and create the tech packs, then you'd have to find a separate manufacturer and still have to source all your own fabrics, labels and packaging. Sounds rather complicated right? Not with us!
We offer full-service clothing production. This means that we can not only design and manufacture your clothes, but we can source all fabrics, trims, packaging and even offer a free marketing consultation as well. We take you through the whole process, from start to finish.
Here’s a breakdown of the three main stages to create a clothing collection for start-ups:
Stage 1 - Design
Design consultation - we discuss your initial ideas and build up a picture of your brand direction and the type of clothing you’re looking to make
Moodboard and initial designs - with your ideas in mind, we research what’s currently on the market and upcoming trends for inspiration to create a moodboard of styles for you to have a look at. We then create initial designs, which can be hand-drawn sketches if preferred or digitalised
Tech packs - we create tech packs for each of your garments. Tech packs are essential as they tell the manufacturer how to make your garment. They contain a spec sheet with all the garment details, artworks, visual design and colour options (measurements and size charts can be added additionally)
Stage 2 - Development
Fabric sourcing - we can source all fabrics for your garments. We will also send you swatches of the fabric so you can see and feel them for yourself to make sure you're happy with your choice
Pattern making - we have our own pattern making facility and create digital patterns graded in all sizes. The patterns are digitally drawn, based on the tech pack, then traced onto the fabric, and a CAD system cuts it out following the pattern outline
Prototype - we create prototypes of your ordered items so you can see what it will look like and make any alterations. The prototype is made from stock fabric and trims. This is purely to get an idea of the fit and how the design looks and performs in general.
Stage 3 - Manufacturing
We make a final sample of your bulk production with your chosen fabric and logo/branding as per your design, so you can provide final feedback before bulk production goes ahead.
We have our own factory based in Europe where we carry out the bulk production of your order.
Packaging and labels
We can make and source all packaging and labels for your garments. We are big advocates of sourcing sustainable and recycled packaging and labels.
Logistics and delivery
Once the bulk production is complete, we then send all your garments to your place of choice, so you don’t have to worry about sourcing a courier.
We can also help you with any marketing questions about launching and promoting your business with a free* 1 hour marketing consultation. We take you through the essential marketing strategies you should have in place for your brand.
*this service is offered if design and manufacturing is completed by us
Many start-up companies that we’ve worked with really like the fact that the whole process stays in one place. By combining the design and manufacturing process, we’ve made it easier for you to fulfill your dream of creating your own clothing collection.
At the start, it can be very overwhelming if you’re new to the fashion design and manufacturing world and hard to know which companies to trust. Creating your own clothing collection is a very personal thing and not every fashion designer and manufacturer realises that, but we certainly do.
We maintain constant communication throughout the whole process and make sure your vision is translated into a ready-to-retail final product just the way you imagined it.