A few things to remember for Pre production:
- The best yield is the “true yield” which we have when we get your marker back from the grader. Get your production ready by ordering the correct amount of fabric! Request your markers as soon as you close sales.
-When requesting your Markers please include fabric widths. (keep in mind we will need the “cuttable” width after any shrinkage)
-After you have your true yields, when calculating your fabric order, be sure to increase by at least 15% – if we run out of fabric you will be charged a table fee- but more importantly you will not be able to ship to your stores complete (thus loosing money!)
- Check those pattern cards for trims! Zippers, buttons, seam tape, boning, hook and eyes, elastic … your garments have trims and we need them up front! Also remember to increase by 15% for damage/end of roll/etc.
-Order your labels - content, size, and main- we need these up front before we start so we can attach them correctly without bottlenecking the system. Also any hang tags and button bags.. we need ALL of this to prepare your production.
- Order your hangers/ bags/ boxes etc. We also need these up front so there are no delays!
-Be aware of extra charges such as block fusing and pre steaming fabric.
-Be aware your fabric could possibly shrink when pre steaming or fusing.
-Think about any hand finishing that might increase the cost of your garment. You have already done costing at this point and any changes will effect the cost.
-Be sure to do label placement for EVERY garment. Main label, content, size, hang tags, extra button, etc.
With this list checked off you will be 100% ready for PRODUCTION and your season is in the best shape possible.