See what our clients are saying about their experiences working with CDS

To see some examples of our clients please read our blog archives and facebook archives. With some clients, we are allowed to post content about them even though there is a confidentiality agreement. 


Poseidon’s Daughter is a small start-up swimwear manufacturer. When I began looking for a prototyping company, I quickly learned from professionals in the industry that I had one of the best in my own back yard. Clothier Design Source has exceeded my expectations in developing high quality prototypes for my business. I love working with mid-westerners because they listen, communicate, seek creative solutions, hold themselves to high standards for quality and meet deadlines. For example, when I brought my original drawings for swimwear, they took those and riffed on each design in such a manner that took what I did and brought them to the next level. And, the designs were so good that I can use some of the styles for future seasons. Throughout the prototyping process I have been able to ask questions and get them answered in a timely manner. CDS has gone the extra mile to understand my brand and how their work fits my brand. I am so pleased with their work that I will be using CDS for manufacturing also. So grateful that manufacturing is returning to the USA!!!
— Joan Staveley, Poseidon's Daughter Swimwear
For me, building my brand around quality and a unique market position are non-negotiable issues and I have found a reliable and trusted partner in CDS. They are knowledgeable, share their expertise with me, and have a wonderfully collaborative approach that enables me to create products that differentiate Wowee Wear in the world of cycling apparel. Their pricing feels right even though I haven’t put my projects out to bid. It’s value I’m looking for, and when I consider their guidance, craftsmanship and concern for my success, CDS delivers big-time!
— Howie Milstein
 
The size sets are fantastic! They are perfect! You guys have really done a phenomenal job and I couldn’t be happier. The quality and value of your work, the ease of working with you, and the whole experience has been nothing short of outstanding! Thank you so much, Danielle, to you and the whole team at CDS! I look forward to developing other lines with you in the future and have recommended you very highly!
— Romano Palenzona
Mindy and her team at CDS are professionals! They guide you through their process to make sure everything is covered. CDS stands behind their products and commitments and only make promises they can keep. Hard to find companies you want to work with and trust, but that is exactly what you get with CDS. We have been working with Mindy for 5+ years and have never been disappointed. Without CDS, we would be lost!
— Deb Owens
I’ve been working with CDS for over three years and consider them to be a great business partner that is absolutely crucial to our brand’s success. Together we’ve created many complicated technical athletic garments - products that many factories would shy away from. Clothier has always listened, made helpful suggestions and been willing to work with us to achieve our end goal for each project we’ve collaborated on. I have worked with dozens of factories and the thing that sets Clothier apart is their flexibility and dedication to our happiness. They are indeed a rare resource that I greatly enjoy working with.
— Kristine Larson
CDS has been instrumental in getting my new business going. I have been pleased their feedback, knowledge and expertise in developing a great product. They have been very professional, and good problem-solvers on both the product and the process.
— Daphne Orlando
 
Mindy Martell has assembled an outstanding group of talented technical designers who work together to provide clients a carefully designed product with corresponding tech packets that will clearly direct their chosen factory to produce the desired product. Mindy is a consummate professional who possess excellent technical and design skills along with a management style that allows her team to deliver as promised. She is able to see the big picture and avoid issues that could otherwise negatively impact a project. I highly recommend both her and her team.
— Gabrielle Rohde
The size set was 100% perfect, it was like you took a dream in my head and crystallized it into reality. Thank you so much!
— Nigel Clifford
I came to CDS with a complex project that required a lot of out-of-the-box ideas and much revision based on my continually changing needs as each prototype progressed. I especially appreciated their working with me to test out several unconventional ideas which ultimately paid of in a garment that I am very happy with. Especially with my “I’’m not sure if this will work but I want to try it” approach, the CDS team put in a huge amount of work for my unique project and I greatly appreciate the effort they put in to each step of the process. They were very honest with me about what they could and could not do and they were more than willing to help answer the endless numbers of questions that I had along the way. Bottom line, they fully delivered what I had hoped to achieve in working with them.
— Hunter Armstrong