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TECH PACK

A garment tech pack is a specification sheet that provides a  blueprint for your garments design, fabric and construction. It is a crucial tool in the product development .  Some factories will insist on having one, while others will not. But it is  definitely in your interests to have a tech pack, whether the factory insist or not. The factory cannot read your mind. They need to know exactly how you would like your product to be. It is not leaving anything to chance, especially if the factory is located abroad, where you will not be able to keep an eye on production. Information would include all the necessary components for your product. A typical tech pack would include a size chart, detailed sketches, fabrics, trimmings, labels, tags, stitching, seams, etc.

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SIZE SPEC

A size spec  is an important part of any tech pack. It is a list of measurements of your design taken at various points on the garment . These are used to check the accuracy of the production. Normally the measurements are initially taken from the factory sample for the base size, then calculated for the other sizes.  The measurements may be taken either on the half, or as full circumference measures.

While it is possible to use  the grading charts with measurements taken from the pattern, rather than the garment specs, the measurements may not be exactly the same. Although you may expect both the pattern and the sample to measure the same, this is not always the case. The sample may stretch or shrink in making, the seams may be slightly bigger or smaller, and the thickness of the material may result in the garment measuring smaller.

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SKETCHES

The process of bringing a design to market is actually  a very simple one. But given the notoriously erratic nature of the clothing industry, both within the U.K. and abroad, it will likely become a complete disaster without some elementary advice and assistance. Your tech pack is the first line of defense  to protect you against a bad outcome. You can create this either manually, or via Adobe Illustrator on a PC.

The Tech-pack workshop would be conducted by Emile. As a designer and a sample maker with many years  experience in the fashion industry, Emile has an in-depth knowledge of what is required by the factories  in a tech pack. The work-shop is two hours long and can be combined with other workshops if required.

We have dealt with many fashion entrepreneurs whos first experience  in the fashion industry has been a complete disaster, due to very basic and  avoidable errors. Often these errors are just due to poor communication with the pattern cutter or with the factory. Sometimes it is due to the assumption that the people they are dealing with have a basic level of competence. Sometimes it is due to the factory taking advantage of the client`s lack of experience.

These days many factories insist on a tech pack. And even if they didnt, it is in your interests that you should provide one, whether required or not. Maybe your pattern cutter could do this for you, or a garment tech. Or you could produce this yourself in our one to one workshop.  Not only would you have a professional tech pack made alongside a fashion professional, but you will also have acquired the knowledge to allow you to produce further tech packs for future designs.

 

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

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