How To Create A Tech Pack
Learn How To Create A Tech Pack.
(058- 051). Our one-to-one fashion tech pack workshops are designed to teach beginners how to create their own basic tech packs, and how to measure and spec a garment.
with good teaching and guidance from experts. We show you how to create your own basic DIY techpack to a professional standard.
Tech packs can prove to be very costly for small startup brands on a restricted budget. Even a basic tech pack can cost as much as the pattern and sample combined. We always suggest keeping these costs to a bare minimum where possible.
It is important when designing a tech pack to use well understood formats and garment industry terminology, otherwise the factory may well misinterpret what you are asking for.
Although you do need the guidance of an expert, It can be cost effective to do some of the tech pack work yourself. If you have a number of similar styles, it can be fairly straight forward to create your own tech pack using a template made specifically for you. This is why we offer the 1-1 tech pack workshops.
Tech Pack Workshops.
It is obvious from the many enquiries we receive concerning tech packs, that most of our clients dont really understand what a tech pack is for. Or why and when they are required.
For a startup fashion business we will often advise against their use for sampling if we dont think they are necessary. They can often be a waste of time and money at this stage.
Where they are necessary is in the production stage. I will try to find a cost effective way of providing one. Because they require substantial professional knowledge they cannot really be done by non professionals without assistance.
While we can complete entire tech packs for you, we often find that the best and most cost effective solution is to provide bespoke tech pack workshops for our clients.
In these 1-1 workshops we go through your designs with you and provide the information for you to complete as much of the tech packs as you need, using our tech pack templates.
We can advise you on the types of seams, or stitching. We can advise on which labels you need and what important information you need to supply for a successful outcome. If you have a number of designs that are similar, you may feel that you dont need to pay for a tech pack for each design.
Emile is your Tutor for this workshop. He is a professional fashion designer and sample maker with many years experience in the fashion industry. Emile has an in-depth knowledge of clothing construction and sample development. He knows exactly what is required by the factories in a tech pack.
Please check our tech pack FAQ page.