FACTORY PLACEMENT, TECH PACK DEVELOPMENT, SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
The factory placement, tech pack development, sample development and management, and production placement and management process is complex and requires extensive knowledge and experience. Trying to manage it on your own could prove to be disastrous for your launch, causing major delays and wasted money. Let us put our expertise to
work for you so you can get it right the first time around! We will
manage the sample development process from tech pack development
to sample development and management, including the coordination of your remote fit sessions until your samples are approved in every style.
We will then place your production order and manage the entire production process, including grading until your production order is complete.
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We will work with you to develop your tech packs, place your line with a U.S. based factory that is emerging fashion brand friendly and has experience in your product category and manage the entire sample development process, including troubleshooting and remote fit sessions, until all samples are approved.
We will then place your production order and manage the production process until your order is complete and satisfactory.
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
Our founder will tap into her existing industry insider resource database to secure the best U.S. based factory for your brand. Our factory partners are leaders and advocates for bringing apparel production back to the U.S.A. Placing your line with a factory is a crucial step in the launch process that will save you months upon months of time.
We will then provide you with a side-by-side comparison report of two (2) potential factory options for you to choose from who work with emerging fashion brands, specialize in your product category, and can produce both small batch and large scale production orders.
It will include all the pertinent information needed to make an intelligent decision, including pattern, muslin (if applicable), sample and production estimated costs, remote fit session cost, lead-times, minimums, and more. The report will also include our founder's recommendation.
TECH PACK DEVELOPMENT
Our in-house Director of Technical Design will create your tech packs, which will include the following sections: 1) Black and White flat sketches of each style; 2) Colored flat sketches of each style; 3) Fabric and trim info for each style; 4) Call out detail section; 5) Specs. You will have the opportunity to review each section and advise your edits and changes. Once you decide how many total styles you are moving forward with, our Director of Technical Design will grade your tech packs to your complete size scale.
PRODUCTION PLACEMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Our founder will work with you to determine the right amount of production units needed to align with your selling strategy. She will then place your production order with the same factory who developed your samples (there is a separate fee if you decide to place your production order with a separate factory other than the one who created your samples). She will manage your entire production order until its satisfactory completion. This includes fielding questions from the factory, ensuring the production calendar is executed in a timely manner, communicating delays, changes, and unforeseen circumstances that may arise, resolving technical issues if they arise, educating you on the entire production process, advising you of all of the production related options before the process starts, helping to coordinate bulk yardage, trim, labels, and packaging delivery to the factory, and making a very complex process easy for you!
TECH-PACK KICK-OFF CALL
Prior to the call, an agenda will be given to you that outlines the items that will be discussed. During this call, our Founder will explain how the tech pack development process works and what sections make up our tech packs.
Our Director of Technical Design will learn about the vision for your apparel brand, as well as each of the styles in your collection, and then she will discuss how to best execute them. This is an opportunity for her to get clarity on exactly how you want your styles to be executed before she kicks off the tech pack development process.
This is also a time for you to ask any questions you have. You can also request for sketched variations of different design elements that you are considering for any of your styles, (for example: sleeve, collar, or stitching options), so you can have a visual for how they will look, making it easier to decide which option to choose
SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Once your tech packs are approved, our founder will hand them off to your factory, so that your samples can be developed. Our founder will then manage the sample development process for you, and will act as a liaison between you, our in-house director of technical design, and your chosen factory, until all samples are approved. Remote fit sessions will be conducted via video conference, so you can participate in your fittings from the comfort of your home. This process will also include the fit comments that our Director of Technical Design will provide to your factory to request for specific revisions or for another sample to be made.
UNLIMITED EMAIL + 4 TOUCH BASE CALLS
Throughout the process, you can email our founder and Director of Technical Design (who will be creating your tech packs) with any questions you have.
We also provide four (4) one-hour touch base calls with our founder throughout the process, to check in with you to see how everything is going, to answer any questions you may have, and to discuss next steps, and timelines.
Please Note: The cost for patterns, muslins (if applicable), samples and any revisions, additional samples, labels, hangtags, and packaging is not included, as it is billed separately by the sample maker and label vendor. The cost for the fit model and possible fit session fee of sample maker is not included, as it is billed separately by the model management company and sample maker. The cost for additional fit sessions are not included and are billed by sample maker and Launch Your Collection as they occur. The cost for actual production units, as well as assembly of hangtags and cellphane packaging is not included, as it is billed separately by the sample maker/factory. Grading prices are an additional expense and are billed by Launch Your Collection once samples are approved, just prior the production step. Minor additional sample and production costs that are not listed may also arise. The cost for artwork if needed for any of your styles is not included and billed separately. Estimates of these costs are included in the Launch Proposal that we provide after you have a complimentary 15-minute phone consult with our founder.
Each and every service or package you book with us
is managed and overseen by our founder to ensure a
seamless experience from start to finish. In addition,
the following lead service provider will serve as your
direct point of contact for this service. To learn more
about this team member, please click the name below.
Emileny Gonzalez, Director of Technical Design