FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

WHAT ARE PATTERNS?


A pattern is a template of the style you want to make, it is then placed on top of the fabric and then the template is used as a guide. It is fundamental that all styles have a pattern when making a garment in mass production.




HOW LONG DOES PRODUCTION TAKE?


It depends on the amounts of garments you would like made at production. Typically it takes about 1-4 weeks for production to be completed. This doesnt include the time needed to source fabrics and trims. The more time you give yourself to manufacture your garments the better. This allows enough time for your garments to be made way before your deadline.




WHAT IS OUR MINIMUM ORDER?


Our MOQ is 250 units - this can be split between various styles, maximum of 5 styles. For example: 5 STYLES X 50 UNITS = 250 UNITS 2 STYLES X 125 UNITS = 250 UNITS




WHERE IS OUR GARMENTS MADE?


We manufacture all of our garments in our London factory. We do not outsource our production elsewhere.




CAN WE SOURCE FABRICS AND TRIMS FOR YOU?


Yes, we can definitely source fabrics and trims for you. We have a wide range of fabrics you can choose from. Different colours, weights and textures. We have a wide range of woven and stretch fabrics at reasonably low prices to allow you to use those fabrics for production as well as at the sampling stage.




WHAT IS OUR PAYMENT TERMS?


Technical drawings, Tech Packs : full payment is required upfront For patterns, toile, samples and fabric/trims : full payment is required upfront Grading : full payment is required upfront CMT Production: 70% of overall cost is required upfront, 30% is required upon collection FFP: Full payment is required upfront




IS THERE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF STYLES NEEDED?


Yes, we require a minimum of 5 styles in order to proceed. However we can do fewer styles, but this is dependant on the number of units you are going to do at production. Therefore if you have a query about if we can help you then please get in touch and we will be happy to answer your questions.




WHAT IS A TOILE?


A toile is a mock up of the garment, usually done in cheaper alternative fabrics to test the shape and fit of the garment before proceeding to a sample.




WHERE ARE THE GARMENTS MADE AT PRODUCTION?


We make all of the garments in our factory in London. We do not outsource our productions abroad.




WHAT IS CMT PRODUCTION?


CMT stands for Cut, Make, Trim. It is merely making the garment and trimming off the excess threads on the garments once its off the machines.




ARE THERE ANY FABRICS YOU CANNOT WORK WITH?


We can pretty much work with all fabrics, if there is a fabric which is unique or not well know. Please let us know and we can check if we can work with it.




WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF STYLES THAT WE REQUIRE?


In order for us to help you from start to finish - we require from you a minimum of 5 styles. For example: 1 trousers 1 t-shirt 1 top 1 blouse 1 leggings or 1 long t-shirt 1 shirt 1 short sleeve t-shirt 1 capri leggings 1 3/4 leggings




DO WE PROVIDE GARMENT FITTING SESSIONS?


Yes, we do. Once toiles and samples are complete we can do a garment fitting with you and your fit model. This session is where we will go over each style and amend the style to improve the fit etc. We charge a fee of £50 per session.




WHAT FABRICS CAN YOU WORK WITH?


We can work with all fabrics, such as delicate fabrics like silks through to stretchy fabrics such as bamboo jersey.




IS THERE A FEE FOR A CONSULTATION?


Yes, there is a fee of £50 for the initial meeting. This is later deducted from your production invoice if you place a production order with us.




DO YOU SPECIALISE IN ANY GARMENT TYPES?


No, we dont specific specialise in any garment types. We are able to produce all types of gamrents to a high standard. We can create the following but not limited to: - Dresses - T-shirts - Shirts - Skirts - Tops - Leggings - Bralettes - Trousers - Shorts




WHERE ARE THE FABRICS SOURCED?


We can source fabrics from around the world. However we do prefer to source our fabrics from Europe and the UK.




WHAT IS A 'UNIT'?


A 'unit refers to 1 single gamrent. For example: 50 units = 50 garments




CAN YOU MAKE BRAND LABELS, CARE LABELS AND SWING TAGS?


Yes, we can. We can create them for you.




IS MANUFACTURING IN THE UK MORE EXPENSIVE THAN MANUFACTURING ABROAD?


Yes, manufacturers in the UK cannot compete with abroad pricing. We have higher wages to pay than those abroad, higher overheads. So UK manufacturing prices tend to be higher priced than abroad prices.




HOW CAN I GET A QUOTE?


Please send to us your designs along with the number of units you require as well as what services you would like. We will then get back to you with a quote shortly.




WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?


We work with various types of brand from start up brands through to established brands. We also work with niche brands and boutiques as well as ecommerce brands. We help our clients from start to finish with their collections.




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PATTERNS AND TOILES TO BE MADE?


It will roughly take 2-3 weeks depending on the number of styles you have.




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR SAMPLES TO BE MADE?


It will roughly take 2 weeks for samples to be made.




CAN YOU ADD EMBROIDERY AND PRINTING TO THE GARMENTS YOU PRODUCE?


Unfortuntely, we do not have the facilities to do this inhouse. However we can manufacture the styles for you from scratch then pass the garments to you to get the embroidery or printing done at a studio who specialises in embroidery/printing.




WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?


We are located in Tottenham Hale, North London. All of our contact details is on our website at the bottom of each page or on our CONTACT US page.




DO YOU DO DROP SHIPPING?


We do not offer this service.




DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING?


No, they do not. However we can find out how much it will cost to ship the garments to you.




DO YOU MAKE BESPOKE CLOTHING?


Yes we do, we make the garments according to your designs.




CAN YOU MAKE SOCKS?


No we cannot make socks




CAN YOU MAKE FULLY FASHIONED KNITWEAR GARMENTS?


No, we cannot. As we do not have the machinery to do this. We can make cut and sew knitwear gamrents however.





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