Sample Makers for Clothing and Apparel
Our former BCBG fashion designer gets your clothing samples made the right way. We know that sample makers for emerging fashion designers are not easy to find. Many designers expect that clothing sample making is easy and so all they need is to find the local seamstress. Designers quickly learn that sample making for a fashion garment is quite complicated, and requires technical packages and a pattern in order for the sample to be made to precise specifications.
Many designers wonder, "how do I make clothing samples?" Well there is a standard process, but how difficult it is to produce the quality sample a designer needs is a function of pattern complexity, fabric, and seamstress skills. There is a reason so many start up designers go into bikinis or t-shirts: these are simple patterns and usually basic sewing is required. However if you are developing a women's office wear line of mix and match tops and bottoms, well then the complexity sky rockets and the process of making clothing samples becomes far more difficult and time consuming. In other words the designer will need expertise to guide the sample maker in an iterative process of review and corrections.
Clothing sample manufacturers are busy businesses. One challenge startup fashion designers face is getting the attention and time of the sample manufacturers. They may be willing to make your sample, but your revenue is so small compared to the revenue they receive from production clients...well you understand the dynamic. So a designer needs to approach a lot of garment sample makers and gauge their availability and interest. If they are super busy then your small fee for sample making will take a "back seat" and producing clothing samples will be severely delayed.
Apparel sample makers tend to work for clothing manufacturers. They are busy working on large production orders for successful brands. They do not like to waste their time dealing with start up fashion designers that lack the requisite documentation for proper sample making. The documentation includes clothing patterns, fashion technical packets, technical sketches, and specific measurements for hardware and trim placement. Our designer is an expert that can help startup designers navigate the sample making process.