Order Process

Pre-Production

The process of course begins with your ideas. Once your designs are finalised and the principle production elements settled, the timeline is agreed, and you place your order. Now we order lab dips/fabric swatches, samples of trims, make graded size sets and set up screens and embroidery files. Our garment technologist is heavily involved at this stage and if relevant will organise garment testing, in line with our testing manual. Once the individual elements are approved, we move to pre-production sampling and dyeing of bulk fabric starts. At this stage small changes can be made, and we start or continue with testing.

Packing & Quality Control

Once production has finished, your garments are ready to be packed. We encourage people to avoid using plastic wherever possible and have recently started to pack garments in compostable bags and we secure the header cards onto socks with a stitch rather than plastic kimble. Once packed and boxed, QC can take place. Our independent QC’s make their selection from sealed boxes and carry out quality control, based on the 2.5 AQL process.

Bulk Production

After approval of the pre-production samples, we move to bulk production. Bulk fabric is cut to pattern, sewing commences and trims are delivered.  Here we carry out in line inspection against the approved pre-production sample and although the fit of the garment cannot be changed at this stage, there may still be time for changes in trims and other embellishments which are usually added towards the end of the sewing process. Throughout this stage, we reference back to the pre-production sample to ensure production is accurate and as items start to come off the production line, we create a gold seal.

Delivery

Once your order is complete, we can help co-ordinate your designated shippers with the production team at the factory or organise the shipping for you. Depending on your budget and time frame, we will advise you on the most cost-effective solution to get your goods delivered by road, sea or air.  We work closely with our freight forwarding partner to ensure a smooth and reliable transit from the factory to your warehouse.