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HANDBAG AND ACCESSORY MANUFACTURER IN LONDON

We are a handbag and accessory manufacturer based in SE London with 20 years of experience in the fashion and accessory industry. 
We can assist you with sampling and manufacturing of fashion accessories (handbags, rucksacks, purses, wallets, etc), pet accessories (collars, leads harnesses, etc), selected garments and soft furnishings (cushions, etc).
Whether dealing with start-ups or established brands, we work closely with all of our clients to ensure transparent and straightforward communication and give each customer a completely customised service.
All of our services are carried out in our London studio, but we can also assist you remotely.

MATERIALS WE CAN WORK WITH:

-Leather
– Synthetic vegan leather (PU leather, PVC etc.)
– Plant-based vegan leather (cork leather, apple leather, cactus leather, etc)
– Most types of fabrics
 
Find out more about our leather and vegan leather manufacturing services. 
Need help finding the perfect materials? Learn more about our material sourcing service.

HANDBAG AND ACCESSORY SAMPLING SERVICES – FAQ

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WHAT IS SAMPLING?
Sampling is the process of creating a one-off sample of a product to test the design, the materials, to check its proportions, construction and functionality.
Sampling provides an opportunity to make any needed amendments to the design in order to ensure a smooth and cost effective production run.
Realising a sample of your product(s) is only possible once all aspects of its design are clarified.
HOW DOES THE SAMPLING SERVICE WORK?
According to the project features, we might need to create an initial basic mockup before the sample. The mockup is a simplified and unrefined version of the product, a first glimpse at what it would look like with the aim of verifying its overall viability and proportions.
Once the mock up is reviewed, the final sample (also called a prototype) is created, which would showcase all features and details of the product.
During the whole process, we ensure transparent and direct communication with you and will keep you updated about the project’s development.
At the end of each stage, we organise meetings to review the work with you and plan the next steps together.
Once the sample is ready, we can ship it to you (you will be responsible for shipping), or you can collect it at our studio.
WHAT ARE THE SAMPLING COSTS?
We charge by the hour and our hourly rate starts from £24/hour.
We are able to calculate the time required to realise your project and the consequent cost only once all aspects of the design are clarified.
To give you an idea, these are some examples of prototyping costs of simple designs (including the pattern realisation):
– SIMPLE CLUTCH BAG SAMPLING starts from £150
– SIMPLE MEDIUM SIZE HANDBAG SAMPLING starts from £250
– SIMPLE LARGE SIZE HANDBAG SAMPLING starts from £350
WHAT IS YOUR LEAD TIME FOR SAMPLING?
Once we have clarified the design details, received all materials and the deposit, we usually deliver the sample(s) in 3-5 weeks, depending on our workload at the time of commission.
We will give you a precise completion date once we have all the information about the project, agreed on all terms and once all materials have reached us.
We always try our best to deliver in the shortest time possible, please let us know if you have any deadlines when enquiring about our sampling service.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT TERMS?:
We require a deposit of 50% of the total price of any service to be paid upfront for us to commit to any work. It can be paid either at our studio or by bank transfer.
The remaining balance is due before or on the day of collection.

SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS COMMISSIONS

HANDBAG AND ACCESSORY MANUFACTURING SERVICE – FAQ

HOW DOES THE MANUFACTURING SERVICE WORK?
Once the sample we created has been revised and approved, we are able to calculate the price per unit and run small and medium production runs of your design(s).
During the realisation of the sample(s) we can advise the customer on the different options available for manufacturing their specific project(s).
Once we agree on all terms for the production, we can assist the customer in calculating quantities of all materials needed and order them on their behalf or all materials can be shipped directly to us.
WHAT IS YOUR MOQ?
For our accessory and bag manufacturing service, we require a very low minimum order for production (5 pieces per style, size and colour).
HOW MANY UNITS CAN YOU PRODUCE MONTHLY?:
This is strictly related to the complexity of the item and the production method, but as a very general guide, we can produce:
– up to 1000 simple clutches/purses/wallets/card holders
– up to 500 simple small or medium sized bags
WHAT BRANDS DO YOU MANUFACTURE FOR?:
We work with both luxury, mid luxury as well as brands with a lower price point for their products.
We deliver products to the customers standards even when working on larger runs or on lower budget projects. Our aim is to understand the brand and their needs, so that we can manufacture products aligned to their requirements.
WHAT ARE THE MANUFACTURING COSTS?
As an accessory manufacturer, we charge per project.
Our production cost per item is calculated based on the complexity of the design(s), on the production method chosen by the customer and on the quantities required.
The production cost per unit is based on how long each product takes to be realised and our rates which start from £24 per hour.
We can provide an approximate quote once all details of your project have been clarified and a precise quote once the initial sample(s) has been approved and we have a clear idea of its complexity.
Production becomes proportionally cheaper when ordering larger amounts.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAD TIME?
Lead times can vary depending on the quantity and complexity of the product(s). We can usually start production within 4 to 6 weeks from the payment of the deposit.
We will provide you with a precise completion date once we have all materials and the deposit has been paid.
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RELATED SERVICES:

Depending on what stage your project is at, you might require additional services:
Design, consultancy and product development: if your idea is not yet finalised, we can help you at earlier stages through our design, consultancy and product development services and guide you through all the necessary steps to create a marketable product. Find out more.
Material sourcing: we can advise you on the best materials for your project and source them for you. We work with established and reliable suppliers of leather, vegan leather, fittings and trimmings in the UK and Europe. Find out more.
Illustration and CAD drawings: we can realise fashion illustrations, technical drawings, tech packs and cost sheets. Contact us to find out more.

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If you already have some details about your project (sketches, reference images, pictures, etc) and you are wondering how much it would cost to create a prototype, request our free quote service here:

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