PROTOTYPING & MANUFACTURING CLOTHING
||Style Source is a highly technical
company with the ability to define, service, and control product development,
and manufacturing. We also provide a host of value-added
to allow a completely customized finished package. Style Source only provides sampling services for those customers ready to order production quantities upon approval of the samples.
Unless otherwise directed, Style Source will provide an initial pre-cost
estimate free of charge. An estimate usually takes 5-10 business days. Any value-added operations
garment dyeing, packaging,
etc.) will require artwork, color submits, and precise definition of raw material
(hang tags, thread types, inks, etc.). You will also need to provide direction
for quoting your programs domestically or offshore.
Upon approval of estimated pricing, Style Source will develop and submit two
prototype samples. One sample is to be wash-tested and the other used as an approval
sample (to be signed and returned to us). A fee of $375 per style will be charged.
Our development pricing is predicated on your intent to order production upon sample approvals. Style Source, Inc. retains ownership of any patterns it produces. You may, at any time, request patterns for a fee of $250. All patterns are held in strictest confidence and are solely used for the customer for the customer for which they were created. All prototypes are submitted in blank white form (for those styles using our
stock fabric). The sampling
process usually takes 14-21 business days (for single submissions, multiple
submissions may take longer). If the prototypes are to be made from a purchased
fabric, lead times may be extended. For information on import prototyping, click
Sales samples from stock colors and fabrics will be produced for you at 2-1/2
times the price of the garment. If you require samples from non-stock colors
or fabrics, please ask for more information.
As a helpful guide, Style Source offers the following checklist for submission
of sample/cost requests:
- Fabric criteria (content,
construction, weight, color, etc.)
- Sample or line drawing
- Size ratio and range
- Seam types
- After-wash dimensions
- Label type(s)
- Labels per garment
- Label placement
- Size grade
- Packaging requirements
- Overage maximums
- Value-added requirements:
for orders under 100 dozen is 6 working weeks or less for domestic blank
garments made from stock PFGD white fabrics. Each
adds 5-10 business days. For larger orders a production schedule will
Manufacturing—What Can Style Source Do For You?
Style Source utilizes a host of local value-added manufacturers
to provide complete finished packages exactly to your specifications,
colorations, and enhancements. Why use us instead of going direct? In
a nutshell, we handle all the details, working losses, and headaches.
Style Source also offers many apparel services
not detailed here. They include:
- Details: Style Source works out the best possible flow
for product quality and enhancement. We define screen and embroidery placement
set ranges for commercial matches, identify and rectify in-process
and define the sequences of operations.
- Quality: Style Source guarantees each
and every process that makes up our finished product. Our quality control
staff monitors each process for conformance
to standards and conducts quality audits after each garment finishing
Loss: Each operation creates a certain degree of off-quality
product. We absorb all of the costs associated with working loss.
- Headaches: The number
of variables involved in producing a dyed and printed garment is unbelievable.
Things do go awry, whether it be
a quality issue,
production scheduling, weather delays, shipping or packaging
problems, etc. Our service provides seamless delivery, where all of these
and unfelt by our customers.
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- Sourcing of fabrics and findings, including
velour, sherpa, corduroy, polar fleece, print cloth, etc.
- Customized packaging
- Consultation services
- Importation of custom apparel