– 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.

MATERIALS WE CAN WORK WITH:

 

We can work with most kinds of fabric as well as leather, vegan leather (sustainable PU leather and plant-based leather), suede and PVC.
We can either work with materials that you source yourself or you can choose them from our catalogues.
We collaborate with tens of reputable English and European suppliers of the best leathers, vegan alternatives to leather and sustainable materials.

HOW DOES OUR PROTOTYPING & PRODUCTION SERVICES WORK

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 offer a free initial 30 minute consultation in order to understand what stage of your project you are at.
Depending on how complete your project is, we could either help you in defining any unclear aspects through our design development service or go straight to realising your prototype.
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.

RELATED SERVICES:

Depending on what stage your project is at, you might require additional services:
Design consultancy and developing: you might need this service if your project does not have all specifications yet. This service would allow you to clarify all aspects of your design.
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 both in the UK and Europe.
Illustration and CAD drawings: we can realise fashion illustrations as well as technical drawings, tech packs and cost sheets.

PROTOTYPING LEAD TIME:

Once all the materials are received and all the details discussed, we usually deliver the sample(s) in 2-5 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 RECEIVE A QUOTE FOR YOUR PROTOTYPING/PRODUCTION PROJECT?

Please request our free quote service here:

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT IN PERSON, OVER THE PHONE OR VIA VIDEO CALL?

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

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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