CLOTHING DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW
Starting a clothing line is not easy as any one who has done so will tell you. It’s an archaic industry with fragmented workers who are happy to take your money and never deliver. Why don’t they deliver? Well despite many having good intentions, they are only 1 small part of a long process of developing a collection. When developing new products it’s imperative that all parties talk to each other. Think about any great companies that make products. They have to all work together and constantly solve problems. We realized that tens of thousands of aspiring fashion entrepreneurs like you had amazing ideas but no technical expertise to build products that you envisioned. We created our development program to simplify this process and pair you with industry experts that all work under one roof. Now, let’s review the process together:
01. DEVELOPMENT KICKOFF MEETING
First, we collect any reference samples you may have and your development cheatsheet. Then you and your Design Manager will help set up financial targets, material and fit details and provide a project quote.
Your Design Manager works with local vendors to source high quality materials and ensure we hit your quality and target price points. All information we source from our vendors is passed on to you for 100% transparency.
03. PATTERN MAKING
Our expert pattern makers engineer the features and fit of each style using the latest pattern makings software. Patterns are the blueprint from which all clothing is made from. Don’t worry you get to keep your patterns and they can be used by any factory in the world.
04. SAMPLE MAKING
Our Sample Makers hand cut and sew your garments with expert detail. Samples are made to test fit and functionality.
Here you’ll have a fitting with our team and identify alterations for your next round of samples. While our competitors average 5 revisions, we average 1 to 2.
The Clothier 4 Step Process
These timelines depend on project complexity and location of fabric.