What we can do for you:
I A Samples provides mentoring, design, technical & production services for Intimate Apparel, swimwear & athleisure businesses.
New brands typically start by working 1-2-1 with our founder Maxine Wells. By tapping into Maxine’s 13 + years of industry and business experience you will establish a clear business road map which takes you from the vision you now have through to creating a profitable fashion business.
Once you have a clear vision for your collection, we will design, develop and manufacture your ideas here in London.
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 technical 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.
Pre-production samples and Toiles:
Toiles are the initial prototypes to allow us to test fit, shape and wearability. 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 Video 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 produce graded patterns based on our standard grade rules or using the clients supplied increments. The graded nest of patterns are accompanied by graded spec sheets. Hard copies and digital copies can be supplied.
Various spec sheets are required by garment factories to ensure production can run effectively. This includes, but is not exclusive of:
Technical Design Spec
Measurement Spec ( with point of measure)
BOM ( Bill of Material)
Packaging and labelling Spec
Our skilled team produce these spec sheets as a standard part of the development process.
We offer lingerie, swimwear, athliesure and underwear production with low minimums. Please contact us for more details.