WE ARE A FASHION INCUBATOR THAT OFFERS NO-MINIMUM MANUFACTURING

HERE'S HOW WE DO IT!

A tech pack is needed in order for any factory to give you an estimate or manufacture a sewn product accurately.

A tech pack isn't a one-and-done. Final production ready tech packs are created over time during the development process...which requires engineering, architecture, sourcing, planning, and management .

We can help you manage the complex development process properly and efficienty but we can only do that when you are a knowledgeable partner in the process. So, we ask that you invest in yourself and learn some things first.

Designing a garment is a lot like designing a house.   

You couldn't get an estimate on how much a house would cost to build if you just said "I'd like it to be a 2 story house with 5 bedrooms."

The construction crew would need an architectural drawing in order to understand the design. The same thing is needed in fashion.

Then there would need to be a Project Manager who sources the concrete and the wood and fixtures and hires the construction crews and manages the whole process. The same thing is needed in fashion. You can be your own Project Manager (or Production Manager in our industry) and we'll teach you how. 

So, in order for the pattern maker to make a pattern and a sample to be sewn, the exact design details need to be worked out and communicated in industry language as a technical flat sketch...which is like the architectural blueprint. 

Then the actual spec measurements of every point of measure would need to be determined (usually by measuring reference samples).

Then the wholesale fabrics and trims would all need to be sourced (which is like finding the wood, concrete, and fixtures).

All of this takes a lot of time and there is a process to it.

HIRE US OR LEARN HOW TO DO IT

You can hire us to do all of it for you, but we need you to make decisions and answer questions that we have and be part of the process. Or you can learn how to do some of these things yourself (like sourcing fabrics/trims, providing spec measurements, and managing the entire process as your own production manager and QC manager, etc...) so that you can save thousands of dollars because a lot of it takes months of work.

STEPS TO GET STARTED

#1

TOUR FABRIC

Did you know we have a free sourcing library? We've also got photo studios, offices, and other resources you can use! Come take a peek and see how it all works.

You really have to see it to believe it!

Don't live in AZ? Watch the video instead.

COMING SOON.

 

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WATCH TOUR VIDEO

#2

design& manufacturing

consultation

Educate yourself so you can manage the process effectively and affordably.

Aren't starting a clothing brand?

Just have a simple sewn product/invention and just need to learn the bare bones basics?

 

#2

simple product consultation

#3

get flat sketches

In order for the pattern maker to make a pattern and a sample to be sewn, the exact design details need to be worked out and communicated in industry language as a technical flat sketch...which is like the architectural blueprint. 

If you are simply knocking off an existing garment "as is" then you can skip this and provide the garment to the pattern maker.

Its best to learn to draw flats yourself if you will be making multiple designs for your own brand. you can save a lot of money drawing your own flats. You don't have to be an artist.

We have templates! It's easy!

 

#3

LEARN TO draw flats

#4

get msmt specs

The actual spec measurements of every point of measure would need to be determined so the pattern can be made. The best way to do this is to measure an existing reference sample that you like the fit of.

Its best to learn how to spec because not only do you need to provide measurements, you need to check the fit and provide instructions for revisions. Specing is something you do a lot. Make sure you're measuring to industry standard by learning how to spec.

 

#4

LEARN TO spec

#5

sourcing

Wholesale fabrics and trims would all need to be sourced and specific information gathered and provided including minimums, widths, content, price, deliveries, and more.

You can source for free in our sourcing library saving you thousands of dollars. You just need to learn a little about textiles so you can speak intelligently and know what information to 

 

#5

LEARN to source

There are a lot more steps before, between and after these. We offer everything you need including business development, branding, marketing, photography, and so much more. You can find a very detailed list of EVERYTHING you need for your brand here. Just follow the steps!

LabelHorde is a directory of fashion businesses operating outside of typical fashion industry cities.

It is also part of AZ's fashion incubator building F.A.B.R.I.C. offering fashion education, design services, business incubation/acceleration, consulting, design studio, fashion supplies, co-working, apparel manufacturing, events and more. 

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