What we can do for you:
I A Samples provide technical services for Intimate Apparel businesses.
We work closely with our clients or designers 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 for the collection, creating samples and tech packs to ensure they are ready for production.
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 established 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.
Patterns are created digitally using the latest high tech Pattern Generating software: iPM CAD, engineered specifically for the intimate apparel industry. The iPM pattern files can be converted into DXF format for compatiability with other pattern generating software when sending to manufacturers.
Hard copies can be supplied to the manufacturers also.
Careful thought will be taken to consider fabric consumption to keep usage to a minimum.
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.
In order to develop a range of sizes within your collection the manufacturer will require patterns in each size. To do this we carry out digital grading using the latest Pattern Generating software: iPM CAD, creating precise graded nests and master grades which can be sent over in digital format to the manufacturer. Card copies can also be created. The incremental growth of the sizing is to the discretion of the client and will be discuss beforehand.
Various spec sheets are required by your factory to ensure production can run effectively. This includes, but not exclusive of:
- Technical Design Spec
- Graded Measurement Spec ( with point of measure)
- Construction Spec
- Packaging and labelling Spec
We offer CMT from our London studio.
Our minimums are low, with tiered pricing.
For more information on our services and to discuss working together please email: email@example.com