What we can do for you:
I A Samples provide technical services for Intimate Apparel businesses.
We work closely with our clients to establish key specifications and requirements for their collection, ensuring that the end customer is our core focus. Once the brands specifics are confirmed we will move onto the design and developments of the collection, creating samples and tech packs in the sample size ready to be taken to your grader
We specialise in:
- Lingerie: Under wired bra, knickers, Basques, suspender belts.
- Plus size bras.
Technical Design Pack:
Once the client has supplied us with a simple sketch or reference images, we will draw up a Technical Design spec sheets which is a document used to clearly confirm all design details between designer, technician and manufacturer.
The Technical Design spec includes a front and back computerised drawing showing stitch detailing, trimmings, accessories and fabric breakdown.
Working from the approved design we will create the first pattern from which a sample garment is then created. After carrying out a fit analysis on a live model we will make any fit or style amendments required to the pattern. Subsequent fittings and sampling may be required.
The sample size patterns are created digitally using Adobe Illustrator, and hard copies can be printed for your grader. We do not have the specialist grading software, so please check that your grader is able to work with hard copies or Adobe Illustrator files with a .DXF extension.
Pre-production samples and Toiles:
Toiles are the initial prototypes to allow us to test fit, shape and wear ability. Where possible we will use cheaper fabrics in similar weight and stretch of your final fabrics. Preferably clients will be present at our studio during the fitting however we work with many overseas clients and liase effectively via Skype or other methods.
Once the patterns have been approved we can create the samples in the final fabrics, which can be used for photography or a guide for the manufacturers to follow.
Prior to production your chosen garment manufacturer will need to create a Sealed Sample in order to gauge costs and also to act as a blueprint between the factory and client.
We do not offer grading. You will need a specialist lingerie grader for this with the high-tech grading software.
Various spec sheets are required by your factory to ensure production can run effectively. This includes, but not exclusive of:
- Technical Design Spec
- Measurement Spec ( with point of measure)
- Construction Spec
- BOM ( Bill of Material)
- Packaging and labelling Spec
At present we do not offer production.
For more information on our services and to discuss working together please email: firstname.lastname@example.org