We get a lot of new brand inquiries to go into production for the first time. We love helping new brands launch, but we see one commonality with almost all of our new brand inquiries. They are missing the key item that they should have before they approach a factory. Here's what you need for a ready made garment factory inquiry.
Garment Production Starts with a Tech Pack
Think of your tech pack as the blue print for your garment. The tech pack is a technical document describing in detail all the aspects of your product in order for a factory to review and provide an accurate price quote. Without this document the factory will likely have to respond requesting more information about your idea and if they are busy - they may not have time to cater to the needs of a new brand such as yourself.
We want you to have the right information when you approach a factory so that they perceive you are professional and ready to work together. Here's an example from a quick look on the internets.
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What goes in a tech pack?
1 | Flat Sketch
This is a clean and simple sketch of the item you'd like to make done on a CAD (computer aided design) program.
2 | Material details
Not only will you outline the fabric you prefer, but also the correct thread, buttons, and any other notions that should be included in the production of your product.
3 | Measurements
If you're new to fashion production you'll be surprised at the number of places you will need to provide measurements. But this is important because it is the set up of your production from the smallest size to the biggest size you make, this is the blue print that guides it all.
4 | Design Details
Any pinch, tuck or special flourish will also need a call out. Never assume the factory will know what you mean from the basic CAD sketch you provide. Spell out every design detail or risk multiple rounds of sampling, wasting time and money.
But wait but there's more!
This is just the main ingredients for what goes in your tech pack and why it is important, however there's much more to this document. It's your production bible that will guide and also track your production journey. To get a tech pack template, grab our Production Pro Course which will also walk you step by step through what you'll need to know to approach a factory and manage your production.
Need help making a tech pack? We can help you there. Apply now to get started.