Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tech Pack Design - Lingerie and Beach Wear

Fashion studio - urban purple has expert clothing designer specialized in lingerie and beach wear. We are one of the leading clothing design companies design beach wear and lingerie for 6 years. Get your intimate wear line designed from our specialized lingerie tech pack designer and send those tech sheets to factory overseas for production. World leading intimate wear brands associated with fashion studio - urban purple.

For apparel brand is seeking a talented men's or women's  lingerie designer to join their team or get associated as a freelance clothing designer must look for organized and fast-moving professional with excellent communication skills in this dynamic role. It is important that the technical designer must know how to prepare production tech packs and spec sheets for lingerie. It is important to understand the need to create, modify and refine designs to fit customer needs, price points, and margins specifically for lingerie. Unlike any other style design and tech sheet the margin of error or tolerance is almost nil on lingerie and a lingerie.

There are very few clothing designers who put their hand on lingerie and intimate wear production packs in fashion design. Yet it is the most common and widely used garment. Technical drawings contain information that is essential for designers, buyers, pattern cutters, and production teams. Fits and measurements are the most important aspect of lingerie and precision in detailing required is more as compared to any body-hugging garments. The two most important aspect of lingerie design is its measurement spec sheet and the stitching detail. In this post i would like to highlight two aspects.
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Firstly, The Measurement Detailing. Two things particularly need to be marked in this

1. The Band Size
2. The Cup Size

Both Band Size and Cup Size for any Lingerie should be measured correctly to get the right fit. Both need to be well balanced together to get the perfect shape of the Lingerie.

First let’s discuss the Band Size.

Band Size: For a Well Fitted Bra for any female the Bust should be approximately halfway between the elbow and Shoulder. In a well fitted bra, the bustling should support at the right level. Therefore the measurement of the Band size must be well proportionate to the mid-level between your shoulder and your elbow both front and back. When it sits lower at the back, it fits firmly and remains horizontal, rather than pushing upwards creating a bulge.

The sizing details of a lingerie technical pack are quite precise and there tolerance level is almost nil in lingerie design and measurement specs. So the testing for the fits of any lingerie takes longer time than any other garments. Only tech pack designer with industry experience in intimate wear design and production can be suitable as this is a very specialized field of fashion design.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Apparel Line Sheet Production Planning

Get Rid of Your Clothing Production Problem Once and For All

Have you ever felt like collapsing by responding endless queries from apparel producer? Still not got right product . In Fashion Studio and Apparel Production Unit I meet numerous visitors interested in building designer clothing line but with now way forward. There is a lot of difference in making a T-Shirt and building a clothing brand. Most of the inquiry turns down by hearing the cost, timeline and efforts involved in Making the Apparel Brand. Some Clients goes to different Clothing Designers and then again come back to me asking for the right advise and assistance in making their venture successful. This is a daily job for me to answer mails to those aspirants who want to start their clothing line and build their e-commerce online store. Being a Technical Clothing Designer I feel like it is better to give them the right advise to people who query for making their clothing brand and they should be aware of the complete life cycle and the cost, time and efforts involved in it. This would filter-out those who are serious and know what they are doing. 

Plan your Budget Long Before You Start a Clothing Line :

Your Clothing Line need spending on clothing design, tech packs apparel production, marketing and promotion. Those cost are high and require proper planning. An expert technical clothing designer help would be handy and can guide you through the process. You should also focus on your marketing and promotion to get your clothing line off the ground. You can optimize your budget by hiring an apparel production unit providing end to end solution. You should allocate your funds for each style. Also plan your raw materiel for multiple usage. This is possible if you have experienced tech pack designer and efficient apparel production units working for you. 

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Why Choose Fashion Studio Urban Purple ? Find out

1. Urban Purple is a Fashion Studio and Garment Manufacturing Unit. This would be handy as every production is monitored in each stage.
2. Urban Purple is 100% Export Oriented Apparel Production Unit. You do not need any middle man in between to get your production done.
3. We Provide 24/7 support . You can get in touch with any of our representative for your queries anytime. This helps in Co-ordination and faster work.
4. There are specialist clothing designer for every segment of garment styles.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Quote for Clothing Tech Pack Design

How much does a Tech Pack Cost ?

I’ve been doing apparel tech pack design and apparel production for 12 years now. So far I have seen most of the inquiries that come to me starts with cost first. Sometimes they back off in beginning knowing the complete process. Some of them come to us to know the costing and move on. It's completely ok and keeps happening in the business. Getting correct quote for apparel production need tech pack and order quantity. If you give these two things to a clothing manufacturer you can expect to get a quote right in most of the aspects. You can get the same quote for couple of clothing manufacturer to compare and it would be easier to decide upon. So you need the help of a apparel tech pack designer to prepare your clothing line sheet. Also you must decide budget for order quantity before approaching clothing manufacturer. Below is the statistics that shows the rate for a technical fashion designer in hourly basis.

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Average Rate for Technical Designers 

“How much to pay for creating apparel tech packs” or “what is it going to cost me to create a line sheet?” are most common question that a new clothing line seeks to find out. Tech pack designers  don't prefer to answer unless they know the style details. They also need to access the time required to complete the task. When client is not sure about the collection it is better not to get in touch with any tech pack designer. Otherwise, you may end up paying more for the research that you never need one. Nothing comes free and i charge what I deserve to get paid. If you ask for the price I must know what the work is before I give a quote. I don't prefer to give a quote unless I know the job and so as every tech pack designer. The average freelance fashion designer rate / hour is between $35 USD to $80 USD. This depends on experience of the freelance technical designer.

I do not know about other technical designers but I always use my price sheet and deal memo which is equal for all and I am not comfortable to work on a compromised price. The point is I love working with those who have courage to say “No, I want you to make money. Charge me the fair amount” and try to give maximum possible efforts to make sure what they get from me will never get from anybody anywhere. Tech Pack Design for a particular takes same efforts whichever reason the client might be. So the question of variable pricing structure does not arise. There are few designers who offer tech sheet in less than $40 USD. They are doing nothing but just bulling you. You will simply end up having a crappy template which is will not only trouble you in production but also result in a massive loss in your production and you will end up getting products that you will not be able to sell in market.

I would love to welcome and work closely with client clothing brands who brings about fair trade and would like to grow and let grow. Please drop me a mail here to get your Price for Tech Sheet Design and Clothing Design. Please fill the form below and our clothing designer would answer your queries within 24 hours time.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tech Pack Design - Importance in Apparel Production

Technical Spec Packs for Fashion Production

Starting a fashion business takes endless dedication and you need to stay focused. Also if you start with a right frame of mind and follow the process that goes into it, success rate increases. One of the most initial steps is tech pack design of your style ideas. Tech Pack Design Process that converts the raw idea to factory producible blueprint. This is an important step that goes into garment development cycle and you should not avoid this.  This is the first step post design and its use starts right from there. Almost every department in fashion industry needs a tech pack to proceed further. Pattern maker needs tech pack and spec sheet to prepare pattern and grading. Print unit needs the vectors and prepare print screen and mix colors. Same applies to embroidery unit and washing unit as well.

Tech Pack also helps in production planning and execution. During production planning, it gives the critical path that optimizes the production execution. It helps in costing, batch schedule, machine setting and so on. Tech Pack Design includes bills of material. Bills of Material otherwise known as BOM are a part of tech pack. Brands use bills of material to calculate the estimated cost and prepare the budget. So if you have the bills of material you will have some idea about the cost that goes into an apparel production.

Denim Tech-Pack Designerput designs onto spec sheets?
If you are already in the apparel business or aspiring to start a clothing line you must have your basics right. Once you have your tech packs are ready then move for sample development and production. For startup brands, it may be bit complicated but this saves a lot of time and money. So to help you with your venture our clothing designer would give every support you want. We at fashion studio urban purple help you build your apparel brand with an optimized cost. If you are in this business or aspiring to become an apparel brand, those guidelines are quite vital. And understanding the importance of each step is very crucial.

Most apparel brands try to take the shortcut. Instead of the following process, they send some image to clothing manufacturer. They expect that the vendor gives them the perfect sample to them. But in reality, it does not happen that way. No matter what there would be a gap and it needs the effort to get the sample. This is the result of working on trial and error basis. It not only takes more time but also increases the time and cost many times. Tech pack is the solution of all the above issue. So it is wise to start with tech pack design rather doing a random experiment. Moreover, no clothing manufacturer is ready for sample development without a tech pack.

Workers in clothing manufacturing unit are familiar with a particular set of instruction. So if the details are not in proper format they either get stuck or do things wrong. So for precaution, you should make sure production unit gets the right instruction. You need technical clothing designer to support you in tech pack design. Also, help you in coordinating with apparel production units if they have any doubts. In nutshell technical designer breeze the gap between you and production unit. And assist you in getting the right quality sample and execute smooth production.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Freelance Fashion Designer - Tech Pack Designer ( Role )

Garment Production Tech Pack - Role of a Tech Pack Designer

The role of a tech pack designer is critical when it comes to transferring an idea to a factory ready tech pack. Tech pack designer design complete process flow from sketches to a wearable garment sample. So when starting a clothing line, it is imperative to hire a tech pack designer for support. In short, they can shape your idea by converting your sketch to a garment. Tech pack designers simplify style technicalities to make sample development and production easier. You get them in the form of an apparel tech pack which any factory in the world can follow it and produce your garment. And then the process moves forward to sample development and apparel production.

1. Assessment of the Fashion Illustration :

The first firefight is to assess the illustration whether the style or the illustration is feasible or not is the first hurdle for a Tech pack or technical designer. There are times many technical issues which are visible on the illustration level which a Creative designer tend to overlook it. The First Job of fashion technical designer is to access whether the design or the illustration is feasible to proceed further.

2. Production Friendly Design:
One of the tough challenge for a technical designer is to assess  the feasibility of a style idea. Accessing the possibility of mass production is important. This results in the success or failure of the clients idea. Failing this would to the failure of the collection sale and you end up loosing money in the whole process.

3. Choosing the Right Fabric and Color Keeping in Mind the Season
Many people ask for "designs and sketches for current European trend" or Designs for the US Plus Size Garments etc.Here the Technical Fashion Designer needs to do a lot of studies and gather a lot of information about the Fabric.So he must have the idea of grading & fabric shrinkage what fabrics goes on what kind of styles, GSM ( Grams per Meter ), weaving techniques etc. Also, the fabric availability or fabric development possibility for the style are some of the questions which Tech Pack designer keep in mind while proceeding the Tech Pack  Development.

4. Drawing the Flats and Getting the Flats Approval
At the Operational Stage, the First hurdle that comes to any technical designer is to draw the technical flats from the Illustrations given by the creative designer / buyer and get the approval . Usually, the illustration and technical sketch drawings are two different part of the design. The illustration gives the overall and one side view of any garment style where the flat sketch gives a 360-degree view of the whole garment. These Gaps are then filled by communication and coordination.

5. Technical Drawing / Tech Pack Design
Once the technical flats are approved and finalized the next step for the Tech Pack Designer is to prepare the Tech Pack and Measurement spec sheet.Technical Designer must understand sewing construction and translate into the tech packs.Preparation and review of tech packs for complete and accurate information of the Garment are Vital. Tech Pack is prepared to phase wise which usually consists of some 8 to 9 steps depending on the Garment Detailing and Specification given by Creative Designer or Client who has done Garment Style / Garment Illustration. Click the link to know more about The Steps in Tech Pack Design.

6. Technical Audit and Quality Assurance
Once the Tech Packs are Released to the Factories and The Sample Development Process goes on the next and most important step for a Tech Pack Designer is to make sure the sample production goes as per the specifications are given on the Spec Pack. Ideally, The Samples should or Must not go to the Final Approval before it is being passed by the Technical Designer or Tech Pack Designer.The Sample Audit process goes through several stages which cover from Fabric , Trims , S.P.I  ( Stitching per Inch) or S.P.C Stitch per Centimeter ), Print Detailing and print quality, Embroidery detailing, Washing, and so on. The initial Technical Audit and Quality Assurance for the Sample Development are done by the Technical Designer.

The Role of the Tech Pack Designer take a pose here till the Sample Production is done and then once the samples are produced it first comes to the Technical Designer for quality assessment and also Sample Approval. Here the Technical Designer has to make sure the sample produced are as per the Tech Pack or Technical Spec Sheet is given to the Factory or Sample Maker.

Hope This Post Makes good Sense to your Studies and Information. For Any kind of Tech Pack Design or Sample Production or any Production Assistance, you may feel free to Contact Me. You may Drop me a mail in case you need any assistance in Apparel Production or Sample Development apart from Tech Pack Design Service.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Fashion Design Studio - Urban Purple

There are number of Clothing Designer Studios across the globe which are giving wonderful Fashion design consulting service and the celebrities, Brides and most notable personalities are the clients and they spend heavy amount for their exclusive collections. Mostly those fashion studios workshops are rich in creative designs and provide custom made garments for celebrities , wedding gowns and usually dresses which are exclusive. However, there are quite a few fashion studio which are working on designs for mass productions and  give their designs and creativity which common fashion forward people can avail. Garment Design Studio for brands which produces for common people quite rare and those which are there are not many in numbers around the world. Urban Purple is one of the Fashion design studio which provides fashion design consultancy to Clothing Brands and private apparel labels which are are looking forward to provide fashion clothing at an affordable price which people can avail without having a second thought. There are numerous fashion brands which have been working with our Clothing Design Studio workshop from ages and now they have built their brand identities in the market and in peoples mind and have been loved and appreciated and demanded by the mass.

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Our mission is to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best fashion design and technical designs service for the clients around the world. Fashion Studio Urban Purple is constantly engaged in serving apparel brands and private clothing labels since 2007.The Urban Purple also has an in house fashion studio workshop in Bangalore and also have a manufacturing unit for producing small and medium production. Headed by Ms.Paromita Das Creative Director and Technical Designer, Urban Purple served more than 100 Apparel Brands across the world. Urban Purple is a Fashion Studio for Garment Design which provides  end to end solution starting for Fashion Design Consultancy, Brand Identity and Management, Garment construction and Technical design, Spec Pack Design, Line Sheet, Sample Development , Garment Production and Manufacturing. The end to end fashion consultancy helps our fashion brands in getting every ting at one place and this saves more than 30% - 40% of their cost in building their sketch to the actual garments and producing them and bringing the merchandise to their place.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tech Pack Design - Working with New Clothing Line

Garment Pri-Production Life cycle

Weather you are looking for team sportswear,knit sweater,lingerie tech pack design,men's underwear line or basic sports clothing design you need Illustrator and Spec Technician goes hand by hand.Defining garments styles which offer an enticing combination of proportion, balance, line, shape, value, colorways and texture.It's important to make sure that tech packs reflect every detail and show front and back views of the design, stitch detailing , trims detailing along with enlarged views of specific detail, prints with color details and separated vectors, embroidery details if it is there and most importantly measurement spec-sheets with all size gradations.

Garment Tech Pack Design is quite a Complex Process.Recently I have came across some of new clients of New Clothing Lines which put some questions which motivated me to write this post and which would be a Extension of The Tech Pack Design Process.The Question is "Do you think you can work with limited info given to you for preparing a Tech Pack ?".Technical Designers perform multi dimensional responsibilities while preparing and reviewing of tech packs for complete and accurate information.They should understand sewing construction and translate into the tech packs and also measurement detailing grading and measurement.measurement. Technical Designer has to foresee the style detailing to the actual garment even before the actual technical flats are prepared and then sketch technical drawings.

Creative Client would like to convey his/her creative design thoughts but gives a vague idea or picture.Capturing The Vision Step by step makes the process quite easier and a good Technical Designer should capture the thought of the Line Owner/Creative Designers thought in stages.During the process there is a great amount of mails exchange,Communication is required.The More you talk to the client or creative designer the more clarity you will get on the style and ultimately it becomes easier to get the idea of the style and Tech Pack.

Line Sheet Designers looking out to get the costing and pricing only with the rough sketches. In this case both the vendor and the Line Sheet designer puts themselves in trouble for the simple reason if you get a quote some how and due to the market fluctuation the rates varies either of the parties may be loosing.There can never be a win win situation for any of them. So proper documentation and Tech Packs are required to get the quote and production process.

Urban Purple is one of the Global Fashion Studio having its presence in UK, USA, France, Greece and Canada and head office In India is one of the Top Fashion Design Studio offering a wide range of specialist services to the fashion industry. Prepare Apparel Tech Pack, Garment Collection Line Sheet from Sketches; Prepare Size Charts, Technical CAD, And Graphic T-shirt. In-House Factory Produce your Clothing Range. Established for over 7 years Urban Purple has been serving more than 50 World Class Luxury Fashion Brands across the Globe and has its state of the art sample development center and production unit to server our client in a better way not only in design , Tech Packs , but also in getting Physical samples and Garment Production.

To Get a Free Quote for Garment Production Tech Pack of Your Clothing Brand  from Our Technical Design Team. Also you can get free Branding if  you are designing a collection of more than 10 Styles.

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