This series of steps in the launch process is overly complex and requires extensive knowledge and expertise. 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 are proud to work only with U.S. based factories, so you will always have a Made in the U.S.A. label while working with us. We have outstanding relationships with U.S. based factories who are emerging fashion brand friendly, carry low minimums, offer small batch production, but have the ability to produce large scale orders as you grow -- not easy to find.
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.
Our main goal with factory placement is finding a suitable factory partner who you can launch with and grow with over the years. This is one of the most important steps in the launch process to get right and we offer our valuable insider resources to you when you become a Launch Your Collection client.
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Our founder will tap into her existing industry insider resource database to secure the best U.S. based factory for your brand.
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 also grade your tech packs to your complete size scale (a separate fee applies and will be quoted prior to production step).
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.
You will walk our Director of Technical Design through your vision for 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 -- this is one of the most unique features of our tech pack development process.
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 detailing specific revisions that need to take place or for another sample to be made.
CONSULTING THROUGHOUT, UNLIMITED EMAIL QUESTIONS, & 3 CALLS
Throughout the process, our founder and in-house creative team will provide you with expert guidance and advice. You can also email our founder and Director of Technical Design (who will be creating your tech packs) with any questions you have.
We also provide you with one (1) kick-off call and two (2) 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 factory and label vendor. The cost for the fit model and possible fit session fee of factory is not included, as it is billed separately by the model management company and factory. The cost for fit sessions are not included and are billed by factory and Launch Your Collection as they occur. The cost for actual production units, as well as assembly of hangtags and cellophane packaging is not included, as it is billed separately by the factory. Grading prices are an additional expense and are billed by Launch Your Collection once samples are approved, just prior the production step. Sample and bulk fabric yardage is billed separately from the fabric vendor. Minor additional sample and production costs that are not listed may also arise. If screen printing or embroidery is required, they will be billed separately. The cost for an artwork tech pack (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 Discovery Call with our founder.