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Welcome to Intimate Apparel Samples!
Intimate Apparel Samples offers a unique design and development service for small to medium Intimate Apparel and Swimwear businesses including start-ups. Working closely with the client, we turn your initial design concepts into working garments along with the full Technical Pack to proceed with production. Our fully equiped studio is based in Wembley Park, London where we work with both local and overseas businesses. Our specialism is lingerie, including under-wired bras, swimwear, mens underwear, lounge wear and corsetry.
An initial meeting held at the London studio or via Skype to discuss the brands objectives, end customer specifics and how we will work together.
DESIGN AND FABRIC SOURCING
Intimate Apparel Samples evolves the clients initial design concepts into a technically viable design package which acts as a blueprint, guiding our specialist technicians and production facilities throughout the creation process.
We have built strong relations with local and overseas fabric and component suppliers which we are happy to share with our clients, along with guidance of which materials and trims are best suited for their designs.
Once the design and brand measurements have been established the first patterns are created. These are developed either manually or digitally and hard copies of the final patterns can be produced for the factories.
Measurement Specs accompany all our patterns to ensure the products are made to spec.
An initial prototype is created, often in cheaper fabrics of the same weight and stretch. This is an important process to check fit and shape.
Fit assessments will be carried out on a live model that closely relates to your customer profile. Fittings will take place at the studio, preferably with the client present unless otherwise arranged. Detailed measurements will be taken of the model at each assessment and fit, comfort and aesthetics will be analyzed
DEVELOP & REFINE
A good fit is essential for attracting loyal customers therefore pattern alterations, additional toiles and more fittings are often needed to perfect style and purpose.
Samples in the final fabrics are constructed once the pattern and toiles have been approved.
Duplicates samples can be requested.
We develop digital or manual grade nests using either our standard grade rules or those supplied by the client.
These will be accompanied with graded measurement specs and also Layplans if requested.
We specialise in both core and plus sized bras.
Once the samples are approved and the full tech pack is complete it is time to move onto production.
There are two options: fully factored and CMT. The former is commonly overseas with large minimums requirements. These factories will source and use their own fabrics.
We offer our clients small run CMT with low minimums.