Friday, March 13, 2015

Tech Pack Design - Fashion Studio Urban Purple

Easy Way to Start your Clothing Line

Starting a clothing line? Looking out for the clothing designer and garment manufacturer to help build your brands' merchandise? Then yes you are at the right place. We operate in an integrated fashion unit that supports you from concept to customer. We help our customers in apparel design, tech packs, sample development, clothing manufacturing and finally eCommerce Web Development through our partner company ScriptoGraphics. So if you are a start-up and looking out to make the most out of your limited investment in building an apparel brand we are here to support you.

We at Urban Purple support you in converting your ideas to factory ready clothing tech packs. Our technical designers understand your raw sketches and convert them in structured specs. Also, we prepare clothing tech pack with the spec sheet that factories understand. Technical clothing designer here supports in converting your ideas to factory ready tech packs. Tech packs complete with all detailing including graded spec sheet as per standard measurement. It gives required information about the style so that manufacturers. Tech packs with detailed measurement gradation help to develop a correct pattern and sample. This reduces time and efforts to produce garments in mass with less cost to a large extent.

Tech Pack Designer

Your support on communicating your idea is much needed. To get started we need your idea explained to us in detail and with some sketches or images. We need the basic information on your styles and that you can get us through inspirations, images, and sketches if you can. Secondly, Your brand logo, brand name and a number of styles in your line sheet. Below is the checklist that we need from you.
  • Your ideas and sketches / inspiration images
  • Your Brand Logo
  • Base Measurement of any of your competitors or Brands that best fits for your segment.
 Clothing Manufacturer
Our technical clothing designers would take if from there and start the collection design and show you the outcome as flat sketches. Upon your approval, we make the fashion flats and add technical detailing to the style as needed by the clothing manufacturer. Tech pack design process requires experience in the factory environment. So if you are just sending the designs and sketches directly to the factory you are inviting some extra dollar cost as compared to a tech pack design rate. To know more and speak to us please contact our clothing designer . Get back to us with your requirements as mentioned above. Also, read the tech pack design process, our terms on apparel design service terms link.
For Your Clothing Line Sheet Contact Clothing Designer

Thursday, March 12, 2015

How to Build a Successful Apparel Brand

Are you the kind of person who knows that they are going to be a success?

Building a successful fashion brand is fun at the same time brings a lot of challenge. In fact, every business needs some focus and direction that drives its own pace for growth. The most common aspect of a growing fashion brand are the 6P factors. product , price, Place, people , promotion, process and physical evidence. Any business that masters on the above factors is bound to build a successful brand name. Especially when you are building an apparel brand, you can not ignore those factors. More than half of the brands starting new fail to recognize the above factors. This leaves an open playing field for confident people willing to take future in their own hands. So let's discuss the factors that affect the growth of brand building.

Product : Brand reputation depends on the quality of product you are offering to your customers. In the business of fashion, your products are your collection line sheet. Your brand identity dependents on the quality of product you are offering to your customers. In the business of fashion, your products are your collection line sheet. So starting a great product is the key. Here a clothing designer makes all the difference. You can build a firm base by hiring a clothing designer with grassroots level experience. An ideal person is who has worked in a factory environment.

Price : Customers appreciate great product but demand for products which are affordable. Price factor also matters as a good product. So clothing designer who consider price factor in planning a collection, offer great potential to success.

Place : Positioning an apparel brand with right place and time is key to its success. While choosing the right place and time to start clothing brand has a lot of importance on the success of the brand.

Promotion : Brand promotion and marketing is the most important aspect of building a fashion line. You must reach to your customer initially till they come back to you. Moreover, customers are agile and need constant buzz. To retain your customers you must promote them and try with schemes and offers that keep them looking at your store.

People : You deal with two different type of people vendors and customers and both are equally important.

Process : Every business operation has its own process of operating and in fashion, industry has its own way of the process as well. In the fashion industry, the process of operation can be broadly categorized in three different parts. 
  • Apparel Design 
  • Tech Pack Design 
  • Sample Development 
  • Clothing Manufacturing 
There is a Big Reason "Why", Which Every Apparel Brand Finds and This is Quite Common with most of my clients across Globe. Those are as below.
  • I have never had what I would consider a dream job.
  • Why do I want to work for myself and not for someone else? Because I don't want to be at the mercy of someone else’s vision or lack of vision. I don't want to have to do projects I don't want to do, simply because my boss tells me to do them.
  • I don't want to be told WHEN I have to work, with whom I have to work for and for how long. I don't want to have to worry about traveling x-number of hours or miles to my job because I've moved and now my commute is 2 hours by train and subway…or worse by car.
  • And ultimately, I don't want to feel stuck and have to work with people I don’t relate to or can’t connect with, simply because they work in the cubicle or room next to mine, and I have no control over it.
I am not saying this is the best Possible Solution. This is one of the options that may be considered. One of them is to be self-employed or start your business. And Being a Clothing Designer and Garment Manufacturer I can help on this and that is one of the reasons to help you choose one where i can be of your help and support.

We at Fashion Studio Urban Purple can help you build your new business. At Fashion Studio Urban Purple We are a Team of Technical Apparel Designers, Pattern Designers, Web Marketing Professionals backed by a Garment Manufacturing Unit capable of Producing all kind of Knitted T-Shirts, Woven Garments and Denim Jeans that is ready to support you with your Apparel Brand Building and taking your business to the next level.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FAQ Related to Apparel Design, Tech Packs and Garment Manufacturing & Export

I recently came across an inquiry which came up with some queries related to Tech Packs and Garment Manufacturing with our fashion studio and clothing designers and sent me a mail with below queries. When I saw the mail it came to my mind that there are many people around who have same or similar queries. So instead of answering that one inquiry I thought to answer those queries and put them on my blog so that those who are looking for the answer of those can easily get clarified. So here we go straight to the answer of the queries. Officially we are in business since early 2008 and before that we have worked as Technical Clotting Designer and Garment Manufacturer In India. 

How did you come across my email and why have you decided to respond now?

Ans : Usually I try to respond to my clients on the same day or the next day depending my work schedule. I get more than 10 to 15 queries on a daily basis and sometimes it is not possible to respond to each and every client individually. So got delayed . I am sorry for that and when I saw the unread emails and see yours I thought to answer your query and touch base with you. So the is the delay in replying you.

What credibility do you have available that can validate the authenticity of your business?

Ans : You can visit our client testimonial for the clients we have served and serving at the moment. We do add up clients on quite a regular basis and those who are interested and happy to get us their opinion about our service write few lines on our blog which is shared with our clients to write their post. They have their website and contact details given out there which you can mail or call them to know and study with us. Moreover, if you are willing to visit us and our fashion studio and garment manufacturing unit, you are most welcome here in India.

Is your intent to take on start-up clients?

Ans : We usually support the startup apparel brands who are struggling to get the right kind of Clothing Designers and Garment Manufacturers which can produce the quantity they require to build their business with their own investment. Our Intention is to support them grow big and keep doing business. At the same time, we have our cost to take care as well. If a new business comes to us it is always with a win - win intention and approach. Those clients are most welcome. We do filter our clients in our own way and choose whom we should be working with and that purely depends on the intention the client comes to us. We believe in equality and believe that if we need our customers they also need to do business with somebody. This must create a healthy environment for both the vendor and client so that business is smooth and enjoyable. We try to support our clients in every aspect of their business and even try to support them through our own marketing and advertising campaigns all over the world. So if any client wants to work with us gets an extra advantage.

What is needed to get the process started?

Ans : We must know the idea and inspiration behind your apparel brand and your USP for building this brand. Same as you go for an investor and they ask you your business strategy we also try to find out from any inquiry whether you are a long term business or just doing for the heck of doing the business. We believe it's always better to work with serious clients even if they are few rather running behind anyone and everyone. As Clothing Designers and Garment Manufacturer, we believe in long term and mutually beneficial association. 

What will be that product or service you will deliver (what does end-to-end mean)?

Ans : We are the end to end service providers for Apparel Brand. We provide Apparel Design, Tech Packs, Sample Development and Garment Manufacturing Service. Apart from this we also provide Fashion Photoshoot and E-Commerce Development Service. We have all the divisions which are there in one premise. We believe that the friction of thoughts and ideas only hampers clients interest so keeping all division under one roof would solve our client apparel brands in a better, efficient and cost-effective way. 

What type of experience do you have with fabrics?

Ans : We have worked with Knitted Garments, Woven Garments and Denim, Polyester Garments. So we have experience on the fabric its quality of all the above fabrics. Apart from this, we have worked with special kind of fabrics like Bamboo Cotton, Pima Cotton , Linen, Club Jersey, Viscose, Fleece. We also have experience in various kind of treatments like Moisture Wicking, Silber Treatment, Various kind of washes etc.

What access to have to fabrics?

Ans : We have our vendors who are a regular supplier of fabrics from all over India like Ludhiana, Tirupur, Ahmedabad, Surat etc.

How do you produce your fabric prints?

Yes, we do produce Printed Fabrics as well for our clients depending on the order we have to prepare garments. For the Custom Printing, there is an MOQ of 3000 Metres or 600 KG Knitted Fabric that is required.

What fabric testing do you do?

Ans: We do all kind of testing like GSM Check, Acid Check, and Azo checking. This depends on the buyer requirement.

What type of cost will be involved with your services?

Ans: We need to know what is your requirement and what kind of service that you are seeking from us . We bill our customers in Pay As you Go method so depending on your requirement we can proceed with our quote.

What is your product development timeline?

This again depends on the style you have. We can give you the timeline and costing of the product development only when we have the Tech Pack in our hand. We do not give any timeline or costing without seeing what needs to be done.

What is your garment production timeline (to delivery)?

Usually, the Garment Manufacturing Time Line is 45 to 60 days ideally . However, there might be 10 days.

What format do you provide that your final product?

If You are looking for Tech Packs , It is Provided On Mail once completion and sent through Mail in PDF , CorelDraw and JPEG format. You will also get the Spec Sheet on Excel / PDF format. To Know more about our facilitation process on Tech Pack Design , Please visit Tech Pack Design Service Page of Our Website. Similarly To know more about Garment Manufacturing You may visit the Apparel Production Page of our Website.  The Tech Pack typically has the components as shown in below image.
techpack designer

Do you develop patterns? Do you do grading? What type of file is the pattern in that you produce?

We have our In-House Pattern Designers can provide Patterns both Manually and also on CAD we can give you the Pattern Flat File and Grading on DST format or Flat File Format which you can give any plotter to print the garment patterns. 

Do you do graphics? What type of file is the pattern/graphics in that you produce?

We are a Complete Fashion Studio and Provide Every Service that is required to Start an Apparel Line . In that, T-Shirt Graphics is also included. We have specialized apparel graphic designers to design graphics. We work on Corel Draw so Most of the Graphic Vectors You will get on Corel Draw Format. that is CDR format. We also give PDF and JPEG for those who want to view it on their system where CorelDraw is not installed.

What is the time associated with the end-2-end process?

Complete End to End Process Goes between 45 days to 65 days Ten days Plus or Minus.

In Case You have any other queries related to the Service of Fashion Studio - Urban Purple and its Associated Garment Manufacturing and Export Unit Kindly get in touch with us through the below contact form. We Love Our Clients and Would love to answer your queries and questions and would also love to take up new assignments / orders related to Apparel Design and Garment Manufacturing and Exports.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Apparel Production Planning - Start From Scratch to Get Perfect Ending

The Importance of Apparel Tech Pack is always being ignored by new and small apparel brands and New Clothing Line. I have many examples of Apparel Lines contacting me after their first sample is produced and came out not up to the expectation and with repetitive co-ordination a. Sometimes people come to us with half or almost last phase of their garment manufacturing process. Below is a Mail which I received a few days back with the following comments from an Apparel Brand. I recently received a desperate message on my contact from for help from one clothing brand from the USA, who is working hard to grow his new clothing company.

"Comment: hello I have clothing company name *********, over the last few years I been having problems with manufacturers messing up my pieces because of lack of detail in tech pack. I stumbled upon your site and I wanted to get in contact with you all asap because I always creating new ideas and need a company that can help illustrate and work on my tech pack. So please contact asap! Thank you!"

Apparel Tech Packs are created to give correct information to Garment Manufacturing Units to Follow and Proceed with Garment Sample Development and Manufacturing. So Brands must provide Apparel Tech Pack Designs to Factories to Follow. However, Most of the Clothing Brands do not follow and Ignore it. They think what difference does this make if they can manage without this. Sometimes this works well and sometimes it does not. When there are issues with the Production The Brand has nothing that he / she can do. The Loss is quite huge if the production goes wrong. So it's better to prevent this situation and take precaution.

An Apparel Tech Pack for a Particular style is just worth 4 T-Shirts Cost. If you are selling on a decent market rate. And you are producing this in quite numbers. Moreover, you can re-use the tech pack if you want to produce the garment again in future. Technical Apparel Designers are Trend professionals who know what is required in a garment and Provide Detailing in the Tech Pack and Spec Sheet with lots of Research. So ignoring this part involves lots of risk in production.

So if you were waiting for the perfect time to seize this opportunity, the time is now. Fill the Contact form today and our consultants would give you all support you need to become the next successful Apparel Brand.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fashion Trend and Color Trend 2014 - 2015

Every fashion conversation begins with color! Color excites, ignites and stimulates the senses, creating endless possibilities for a individual to reinvent his / her wardrobe. Customers Mood of the mass determines how the colors would attract the customers and what goes in. Color inspires our society and helps us give an identity and individual uniqueness. This Connects us with diversity and unity in a broader scale.Color defines the mood and attitude of each season, giving the customer immediate style credit in her closet. Clothing Designers and Trend Forecasters have came up with the colors of 2015 with the introduction of Pantone Colors of 2015. The Latest color trend forecasts shows a settle mood sets which is the indication of new dimension to the mood set of customers.

Color Report 2015

The combination of classic and chaos is essential today for most brands in sportswear, ready-to-wear, activewear, kids of course, and the world of accessories. Keeping this in Mind the Color Report of 2015 shows a combination of both Seattle and provocative colors that brings a balance through the customer base. 2015 Color Report touches almost every customers choice and brings about an equilibrium to the whole arena of market weather it is USA, EU far East or Asian Countries customers. Quite a Balanced and safe color forecast that has something for every body.
Fashion Studio Urban Purple is one of the Leading Fashion Studio Provide End to End Solution To Apparel Brands and Private Clothing Labels . We provide Apparel Design, Tech Pack Design, Garment Manufacturing and Fashion Branding Solution to Apparel Brands Across Globe. You may Get In touch with us for Your Apparel Design and Tech Pack Design, clothing manufacturing and eCommerce Web Development. Just Fill the form below to get more information about it.