Helping Clients Select and Source the Right Fabrics
Our designer is a fabric expert. Get the right fabrics and the bet cost from suppliers world wide for your clothing line. Service includes consultation, search and selection of fabrics for a clothing line. Clothing fabrics are sourced worldwide from suppliers and fabric mills.
Fabric swatches are cards holding small pieces of fabric which the fashion entrepreneur uses to easily touch and see potential clothing fabrics. Fabric stores and wholesalers provide fabric swatches upon request, and ADH helps clients select swatches and order them for closer review.
Fabric patterns and prints play a major role in designing a clothing line. Luckily the fabric supply world provides thousands of fabric patterns for the fashion entrepreneur to choose from. The availability of existing, creative fabric patterns reduces the clothing manufacturing cost.
Types of Fabrics for Clothing
The types of fabrics for clothing are limitless. Fabric varies by color, pattern, material, weight, and blend. As an example of differences in types of fabric, a blend of 90% cotton and 10% nylon will feel noticeably different than 100% cotton. More stretch and pull will be apparent in the first type of fabric.
Types of Fabric Materials
ADH advises clients on the quality and cost of various fabrics. Clients learn the tradeoffs between quality and price, feel and durability, and creativity and drape. A designer may love the feel of a 100% silk fabric, but an 80/20 silk and cotton blend provides a similar feel while allowing easier care.