– ABOUT OUR PROTOTYPING AND PRODUCTION SERVICES –

We provide bespoke design, sampling, prototyping, pattern making and production services on garments, bags, accessories and soft furnishings REQUIRING AS LITTLE AS A 5 PIECE MINIMUM ORDER.
Whether you are an established brand, a student or a startup, we can tailor our services to your project and assist you at every stage of the process.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

– Design
– Existing product development
– Pattern making
– Existing pattern alterations
– Mocking-up
– Sampling
– Prototyping
– Production of small to medium quantities
– Teaching how to realise your own prototypes
– Advising on materials
– Helping with material sourcing

MATERIALS WE CAN WORK WITH:

We can work with all kinds of fabric as well as leather, vegan leather, suede and PVC.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE A QUOTE FOR YOUR PROTOTYPING/PRODUCTION PROJECT?

Please fill our ONLINE FORM and we will be back to you shortly with an initial quote.

PRICES:

Our hourly rates start from £22 per hour for our services and is calculated as follows:
– 2 to 6 hours £28 per hour
– 7 to 12 hours £25 per hour
– 13+ hours £22 per hour
The final price for either a prototyping, design or production project depends on the number of hours required to realise it.
Production becomes proportionally cheaper when ordering larger amounts.

 

CURIOUS TO HAVE AN IDEA OF PRICES FOR PROTOTYPING?

– Simple clutch realisation: pattern making from £50, prototype making from £50
– Simple medium size handbag realisation: pattern making from £100, prototype making from £100
– Simple large size handbag realisation: pattern making from £150, prototype making from £200

HOW THE PROTOTYPING AND PRODUCTION SERVICES WORK:

Before starting a project we have a free initial consultation in order to discuss all the details.
According to the project features, we might need to create a mock-up, an initial sample and a final prototype. Some simpler projects can avoid going through the mock-up and sampling process and go straight to prototyping.
At the end of each stage, meetings to review the work are organised. On these occasions it is possible to amend the work if needed (an extra fee may be charged if the alterations required differ from the original plan).
The work can be either sent to you (customers pay the delivery costs) or you can collect it at our studio.
Through the studio, we ensure open and honest communication during the whole process and we are happy to arrange viewings during the development of the project.

PROTOTYPING LEAD TIME:

Once all the materials are received and all the details discussed, we usually deliver the sample(s) in 2-4 weeks dependent upon our workload at the time.
A precise date for the completion of the work will be given once we have all the information about the project and we agree on all terms.

 

PRODUCTION LEAD TIME:

Depending on the quantity and complexity of the product(s), lead times can vary, although we are usually able to start production within 4 to 6 weeks.
A precise timing of the completion of the work will be given once we have a date on when all materials would be delivered to us and after the payment of the deposit is made.

 

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENTS:

Once an agreement on lead time, quantities and price is reached, we require a deposit of 50% of the total price of any service to be paid upfront in order for us to commit to any work. It can be paid either at our studio (card or cash) or by bank transfer (within 48 hours from when the invoice is received).
If your project includes both the prototype and the production starting immediately after, the deposit is required for both. This is because we need to make sure we will be available when starting the production and we might have to decline taking on other projects. Basically, we work on a first comes first basis, defined by the payment of the deposit.
If you prefer not to pay for the production deposit in advance, then we won’t be able to confirm to you that we will be available when needed, but we will, of course, do our best to assist you when the time comes.
Once the project is finished, the remaining payment is due before delivery of the work.

PRODUCTION PRICING:

Production becomes proportionally cheaper when ordering larger amounts.
For a production of over 100 pieces of the same style, we will apply a 20% discount for each piece.
For a production of 51-100 pieces of the same style, we will apply a 10% discount for each piece.
For a production of 11-50 pieces of the same style, we will apply a 5% discount for each piece.
The discount refers to items which are of the same style, material, colours and size.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT IN PERSON?

Please contact us through the form below and we will get back to you shortly to arrange a meeting at our studio.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: ABOUT OUR PROTOTYPING & PRODUCTION SERVICES

Prices could increase from time to time.
Once a quote is issued, the quoted price remains valid for 4 weeks. After this period of time, a new quote will have to be generated or the previous one will have to be re-confirmed by us.
We don’t start or deliver any work before having received the agreed payment due.
If we have not received the deposit within 48 hours of receipt of the invoice, we will assume the work is not intended to be carried out. In this circumstance, we will remove the planned dedicated time from our diary.

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