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This two hour 1-1 workshop  is designed for the clothing start-up requiring a comprehensive costing of their  designs.  Many start-ups have no idea of the costs involved in garment production, and find it difficult to collate all the various costs together.

Emile will conduct the workshop. He  will assist you to put together a  costing analysis for your specific designs. He will try to pinpoint areas where you can save money, while also suggesting where he thinks that extra money needs to be spent in order to ensure a desirable product.

PHONE – 07905-965-305


It is absolutely vital for any start-up entrepreneur  on a limited budget to spend wisely. Sometimes a tremendous amount can be saved by approaching  a cheap  supplier. At other times it is necessary to use a more expensive supplier. But it is rarely economical to use either the cheapest or the most expensive.

” The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get I will never be as good as a wall”. MITCH HEDBERG

It can be more cost effective to do some stuff yourself. rather than to out source it.  But never try to do a skilled job yourself just to save money. Never attempt to make the patterns or samples yourself. It will take you twice as long and the results will be poor. It can be cost effective to have the grading completed abroad, but always get an experienced grader to supply a sizing chart first.

One area that can save a considerable amount of money is fabric sourcing. Emile has a great deal of knowledge of fabrics and suppliers. Obtaining half price fabrics would significantly reduce the production costs, and could easily be the difference between profit or loss.

PHONE – 07905-965-305


Another area where a significant amount can be saved is in the way the pattern is constructed. Normally a pattern cutter will  make a pattern with no consideration at all for how it fits onto the cloth. With a few small pattern changes, a more cost effective solution could be found.

Emile will collate all the costs of patterns, grading, samples, production, labels, tags, fabrics, trims, shipping etc.

While we can guide you with the costs of running your business as a whole, this workshop is not really designed for that purpose, There are too many variables depending on your business model .

You will also have the opportunity to put your ideas into practise as we can provide a comprehensive pattern, sample and production service. We have no minimums and we only produce small quantities, but we can provide guidance and referrals for larger scale production runs.


PHONE – 07905-965-305



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