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SAMPLING


We run a team of speciality 20 sample sewers, all with over 10 years’ experience assembling premium grade samples in both our Active & swimwear divisions.


SAMPLING FEES

Charges are twice the estimated wholesale price + a management fee of $30USD per style.
Example – Leggings priced @$18.00 will be 2 x $18 + $30 = $66.00.

The prices you will receive are all-inclusive to the finished articles. This means that pattern making & grading + any accessories such as heat press & packed individually into a Bio-degradable bag, are included. We price for a heat press one cololur max size 5 X 5cm. additional heat presses are chargeable.


Size sets

We make samples in one size set, for example, all size S. To make different samples in different sizes takes much longer & will cause delays. As all grading is handled using the 2D auto Cad software means that as long as you approve one size then other sizes will be graded to body measurements in our size chart.

We can make up to 12 samples per customer per batch. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for your samples to be constructed.
Requests for more than 12 samples will extend your sampling time-line. We send all samples with FedEx, approx. one week.


HANDOVERS

The first thing we handle is costing. To get started all we require is your handover of designs to be made in what fabric.
In 85% of cases samples are approved first round as long as clear, relatively easily understood.

You can select to make your collection using your own Private Label Custom Designs or selecting from our Ready to go Designs, (or a mix of both) with fabric choices noted. Complex handovers cause delays with to-&-fro emails as well as frustration both sides

See some Handover Examples

You can in most cases find similar designs to your own online. Use these as the blocks for your collection with changes you want noted. Send these over to us with any additional info you think will assist us to understand that you’re after manufacturing.


Sampling with Custom Prints

We print in China on mostly recycled fabrics via digital (Nylon) & sublimation (Poly) as well as in Bali via Sublimation on a compresion polyester.
We print in 2 meters sections. Digital prints please allow 3 weeks, Sublimation one week.

See more on Prints

We start on your prints as soon as you make the decision to work with us. Your prints will then land as we are finishing up your samples & allow you to see the sample prints as actual garments.

We invoice & proof prints in two-meter sections which takes almost as long as printing hundreds of meters. For this reason, we always handle any print request at start.


Selecting Stock or Fabric to be Imported

Selecting the right fabrics & colours will be crucial to your bulk orders. Stock colours are not old fabrics, these are imported weekly via air direct from Italy & China.

See more on Fabric Explained


SAMPLE PROCEDURE


1. Digital Patterns.

Your patterns are drawn via the PC using 2D Auto-CAD computerized software. Working on the CAD is far superior to paper patterns, allowing instant changes to be made in minutes rather than hours or days. Your digital patterns are stored with your name or brand & can never be accessed by any other party, ensuring complete secrecy & privacy.


2. Speciality Construction

Samples are constructed in a dedicated sampling studio. Each & every design is assembled using machines geared to handle just one task, section per section to the completed article.


3. QC.

QC, or quality control, is the most important part of the process. We run three teams.

1. checks for loose threads or any tiny blemishes
2. ensures fits & grades are exactly as requested
3. checks each piece individually under magnifiers & white lights

At this point, once approved your samples have their branded fabric hangers attached. Each article is now packed individually into a BIO-degradable bag, boxed & readied for FedEx or DHL to be sent to any overseas address.

NOTE
Your samples will come clearly marked with a sticker showing its code, colour & size. We do not add labels to samples.
Labels are added to your production orders.


4. Delivery.

Samples are dispatched via FedEx or DHL - 7 to 10 working days to your door.

Read more about Dispatch & Delivery


Edits & Remakes

Should there be any samples you consider are not to specification, then the following prevails.

  1. Very slight edits. These are reworked on the 2D Auto-CAD & direct to production.
  2. Obvious errors in shape or size or misunderstandings from your hand over, in most cases are free.
  3. You’re requesting changes to be made that were not clearly marked on your hand over or you’re looking to make changes to your original designs. These are fully chargeable, $30 usd + 2 X estimate price.

* Patterns are made digitally. Should you require patterns to be printed out we charge $50 usd per pattern per grade.

NOTE: - Request for remakes or edits, we hold a video call to discuss the fastest solution possible.

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