FACTORY ALLOCATION

Relationships … they are crucial to our well being as humans and they need to be nurtured.  It takes a lot of time and energy to get to a point where both parties in a relationship achieve a solid level of comfort and trust with each other.  Well, the same goes in business (#preach).

A good relationship with your supply chain will make all the difference to your product and, not to mention, your overall product development and production experience. You would never leave your child in the care of someone you didn’t fully trust, so imagine doing that with your business?!  A lot of consideration goes into the factory allocation process and we’ve spent 25 years cultivating relationships with partners all over the world so that you can feel at ease knowing your “kids” are being well taken care of.

Scroll down to learn more about the importance of factory relationships in this week’s episode!

TECHPACK

Question: How do you translate a 2-D design concept to a 3-D physical garment?

Answer: Have a kick-ass tech pack!

Without an iron clad tech pack, you’re going to have a really tough time navigating the murky waters of sample making and production with any factory you elect to do business with.  This “bible” of a document, if done correctly, will properly guide the patternmaker, factory, and sewer from A to Z with the least amount of drama.  (Can we get an Amen!!)  And believe us, there is a LOT of drama in this part of the process.  Just you wait!

But, we can mitigate that so called drama if you spend the time to build a proper tech pack. This is where we get to the number crunching and the technical nitty gritty. It may just look like a bunch of pretty sketches and charts of numbers to the untrained eye, but it is so much more than that … scroll down to learn why.