Comprehensive Consulting & Outsourced Development
We provide comprehensive strategy, branding, apparel design, product development, and production management support for a variety of clients including: startups, emerging designers, longstanding companies re-branding, international factory partners, global brands entering the North American market, non-apparel based companies, etc. Our corporate fashion industry expertise, professional process, and exclusive global network help our clients bring their apparel and footwear product to market.
Seasonal Concept & Trend
We provide seasonal design concepts by presenting you with concept decks, mood boards, trend call-out sheets, color palettes, and trending fabrications. We also advise on design concepts based on constant trend forecasting, market research, sample shopping, etc.
Our team of brand strategists help establish memorable, lasting visual and verbal identities. We gain a deep and constant understanding of your company's mission and then develop the essential assets to effectively convey that message. This includes: a logo, color palette, style guide, copywriting guidelines, labels, packaging, lifestyle photographs/videos, product shots, look book, and website. By creating these assets alongside your apparel products, we ensure strong visual cohesion throughout every aspect of your brand.
Our Design Team sketches lines/collections based on creative vision and any existing concept work. Our professional sketches include front and back silhouettes in Illustrator, in black & white and in color if needed. We maintain constant communication with you and your team throughout the design review process to ensure that your vision is realized before moving on with development.
Full Development Packages
Our expert Design Team provides professional production-ready technical packages for all sewing details. As a part of our full development packages, our Product Development Team sources multiple fabric & trim options from our extensive network of wholesale vendors. Once materials are selected, with your approval, we create a detailed bill of materials (a “recipe”) for each style. Tech designers are the engineers in the industry, and our Tech Design Team develop point-of-measure specs for each style based on extensive consultation with you regarding the fit of the overall brand and each individual style. Once complete, full development packages are ready to be passed off to the manufacturer.
Our project managers will create time-and-action calendars with important deadlines for you and your business partners to follow. Our Product Development Team will set you up properly with a factory/factories in our global network to ensure your line is developed with the upmost quality at the best cost. Once full development packages are passed off to the manufacturer, our team will coordinate and communicate with the factories (either in the U.S. or abroad) throughout the sample rounds. After each prototype is complete, we will conduct professional fittings on fit models either at the factory or in our office to update each sample/development package until the fit is approved.
Our Production Management Team will coordinate and communicate with the manufacturer (either here in the US or abroad) to stay on schedule and consult on top of production approvals. Our team will work with the factory to provide you with detailed costing sheets on your production runs. When it’s time to go into production, our Tech Design Team will create grade rules for each of your styles and our Production Management Team will work with the fabric vendors to get all production materials into the factory. Finally, we make sure the factory is set up properly for production and ready to produce your bulk goods. Our team can manage your bulk goods from the beginning of production until they exit the factory.