Responsible Garment Manufacturing Solutions

Apparel Production Services

Our Custom Manufacturing Process

Once you have your tech pack and prototype we’ll help get your project rolling. Below is a schedule of the standard assessment process and the type of schedules and costs you will be looking at. Elements of this process may vary depending on the individual client and their needs.

Overall Assessment

Review and Assessment

Factory Selection and Sourcing

Counter and First Sample Development

Price Negotiation and Terms

Fabric Development

Costing & Price Negotiation

Fit Approvals, Grading (size sets), Marker Development

Sales Samples

Production Management

Quality Inspection & Finishing

Packing Orders


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Production Lead Times

Here’s a summary of how long to expect each step to take.

First Sample.  2-3 weeks from receipt of samples, tech packs, patterns or designs. The timing of this can vary as this is a process that aims at creating perfection.

Sales Samples.  Allow approximately 4 weeks from the date lab-dips and fit samples are approved . Sales samples are only made with a confirmed order.

Production. Allow 6-8 weeks approximately, from receipt of production order and deposit.




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Ethical production doesn’t have to cost the Earth and it shouldn’t cost you either. Let us help you find the fair and affordable way to create Earth-friendly apparel.

Whether a start-up or an established brand, you need to know the kind of costs you face in developing and producing an ethical fashion line. Here are some of the elements that should be included in your costing – and note, we help you keep this “down”.


Sampling Charges

Sampling involves a production commitment. Several factories and businesses are involved in the development process. It is a huge loss to the factories if an order is not accompanied with the development of a sample. For example- for a single t-shirt, quotes and sampling charges come from several companies; such as, the woven labels, hang tags, packaging, yarns, washer, production factory, freight forwarder, trims or embellishment, dyer & washer.

Sampling charges apply which covers bare costs & is shared with the factory.

Based on quantity and a physical prototype we will provide either an initial rough estimate. Since each design will vary in requirements, fabric consumption, trims and accessories, the only way for us to quote a more accurate price for your item to make a counter sample.

Counter sample: We make a counter sample from a similar (and readily available) fabric. Set up fees apply. Please contact us for a quote. Normally you go straight to production and do not need a sales sample.

Sales sample: This is a finalized fabric-developed-fabric woven from yarn, dyed in sampling vessels and washed as per specifications. Pricing is 3 times the wholesale price per style, per colour, plus a set-up fee. Sales samples are only made with confirmed orders.

Courier Charges: All clients are required to pay for any courier charges to and from the factory and any couriers to you. The best way to do this is to provide an account number for your preferred carrier. You can negotiate prices for both International & Domestic rates when you set up the account.

Note Manufacturing services costs are always inclusive of fabric, trims, accessories, labels, washing, packaging, labour, duties and shipping to the country of residence.

Markers can be made locally or it can be sent to the factory for an additional cost.


Terms and Conditions

  • We require a 50% deposit at the time orders are placed (production orders) and then require the remaining 50% paid at the time of shipment.
  • Sampling costs can be paid by cheque.
  • We accept certified cheque, money orders and wire transfers.

We believe in supporting those who support us – and our aims. To this end we have priced our services competitively. Our pursuit of “Fair Pricing” means your goods can go to market at the best price possible.


Order Minimums

Custom Garment Manufacturing India

Our order minimums are 200 pieces per style with a minimum of 1000 pieces in total. Available in 1 or 2 custom colors.

Minimum orders are typically dependent on the minimum production of fabrics and dyeing. Fabrics are generally always manufactured from the scratch.

We believe in economies of scale. Typically, the most economical way to price a garment is to dye 1000 yards of fabric. Since this can be a big investment for smaller companies, we’ve established a system which does not require you to utilize all the fabric in the first production run, but does require a deposit equal to 80% of the leftover fabric value after production. We will then “hold” that fabric for up to a year awaiting further orders. If no orders are forthcoming after a year we request the balance due on the fabric and will ship the goods to a location of your choice at your expense. An alternative is to club orders with another company (we may be able help.)

Apparel Production Services June 17, 2014
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