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CLOTHING MANUFACTURE SCOTLAND

How  do young fashion designers  and fashion startups  in Scotland get small orders produced ?  Scotland has a great fashion tradition , especially in fabrics, weaving and knitwear. But while there still remains some high quality clothing manufacturers in Scotland , the choices are very narrow for small fashion companies on a limited budget..

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There are  very few  Scottish clothing manufacturers left in Scotland, and only a hanful that will consider making small runs for startups. Even then, the startups are considered a nuisance to be avoided if possible. Factories will make it difficult for them because they see them as unprofessional and unserious. Factories   are very reluctant to make samples for startups as it is not profitable for them to do so. Startups are often very unclear as to what they want. They may not provide adequate information for the factory to begin with and they may require several samples. Then once the sample is finalised the startup may decide not to proceed with the order. So the factory  will often charge an exorbitant price for the samples, in order to deter the less serious designer.

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

Having moved from London where there are hundreds of small clothing factories  eager for the business,Scotland  appears to have a real dearth of clothing manufacturers and the accompanying fashion skills like pattern cutting and sample machining. In London it is the customer who calls the shots, while In Scotland it is the factory.

It is important for any young fashion company in Scotland to have a professional approach when dealing with factories. Dont rely on the factory to make the pattern and sample, because you need to keep the development stage separate from the production stage. The factory is very unlikely to employ proper professional pattern cutters and graders anyway. You need to have your patterns, smaples and grades all sorted before you approach the factory. The factory will still have to make their own sample so that they can give you a price and also so that you can judge the quality of their work. The sample will be used as a template to measure the production by.

If the factory charge a lot of money for the sample, you need to be pretty confident beforehand that the factory you have chosen is the right one, otherwise you are just throwing your money away.

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

 

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