Understanding the Sample Process

If you understand how the sample process works you are much better prepared for the journey you’re about to undertake. Not only will you have a better understanding of how long the process will take, you will also understand the industry language when talking to designers, patternmakers, garment technicians, manufacturers and suppliers.

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6 Things to Help Communications with your Manufacture

We I would love to tell you that once you have found a manufacturer that is willing to work with you on your product/collection it will be somewhat smooth sailing. But it’s best to plan for some bumps.

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Choosing the Right Clothing Manufacture

Selecting the right supplier for your label is important as it will affect a great deal of your business.  Choose the right clothing manufacture and they will work with you to achieve time lines, quality, detail and fit.

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Meet Corine our Fit Specialist

The team that makes up A Fitting Connection have all been extremely busy with the lead up to CNY, but Corine has squeezed in a little time to answer a few questions so you can all get to know her a little better.

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Fashion Acronyms & Abbreviations

We’ve compiled a list of acronyms and abbreviations that are commonly used in the fashion world to help those that are unfamiliar with own unique langue.

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Meet Tarmi our Designer

The team that makes up A Fitting Connection have all been extremely busy and our designer Tarmi is no exception.  So I really appreciate the time she has taken to answer a few questions so you can all get to know her a little better. 

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Give Your Unwanted Bra a New Life

How many bras do you currently have in your underwear draw? Could you imagine not having a choice of which bra to wear or worse, not having a bra at all?

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Spec Sheet V’s Spec Pack

Specification sheet (or more commonly known as a Spec sheet) can be found in a Spec Pack. And together they provide important details to ensure the manufacture’s team understands what your finished garment/s should look like. A Spec Pack will help produce accurate samples and improve sample turnaround time as well as simplify communication during all stages of sampling, production and quality control.

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Your designs could be walking the PARIS runways!

Have you ever dreamed about your designs being showcased on a runway? Ever wondered who you have to know, or what you have to do, to be one of the few Australian fashion labels to walk the accolades of Paris Fashion Week?

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Love, Pride and Respect.

This week we took to the stores with one of our clients who designs and produces ‘occasion wear’, to do some comparisons of quality and sizing with brands she holds as competitors. 

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Meet Jewlez our Pattern Maker

Recently our pattern maker Jewelz had a little time out to enjoy a well-deserved holiday. But before she left I took the opportunity to ask her a few questions for our clients and followers to get to know a little more about our team behind the scenes.

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What To Supply a Manufacturer