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SAMPLING


We run a team of speciality 20 sample sewers, all with over 10 years’ experience assembling premium grade samples in both our Active & swimwear divisions.

The process can be quite simple & fast as long as your handover is clear & relatively easily understood. You can select to price your own private label Custom Designs or our Ready to go Designs, (or a mix of both) with fabric choices noted.

Complex handovers cause delays with to & fro emails as well as frustration both sides.

See some examples of handovers here.
See more on Imported Stocks & Fabrics to be Imported.


SAMPLING FEES

The price we will submit are all-inclusive to the finished article. This means that pattern making*, grading & accessories such as metal clips, hygienic liners & so on, packed individually into a Bio-degradable bag, & are all included.

Charges are twice the estimated wholesale price + a management fee of $30USD per style.
Example – A swimwear bottom priced @$10.00 will be 2 x $10 + $30 = $50.00.

Size sets are normally produced in one size. If you request samples to be made across several sizes, will extend your sampling time line. You may order from 1 to 20 custom designs.


HANDOVERS & PRINT SAMPLING

In most cases, sampling takes 4 to 6 weeks, dependent on complexity.
As mentioned, a good clear handover will speed your sampling along no end, so do take the time to clearly show in detail what you're after manufacturing. For example, you can easily find similar designs online. Send those to us & at the same time take some screen shots & draw the changes you want made on those shots. Adding data such as this to your tech packs or whatever way you're handed over to us, helps. The more we can understand your vision, the better.

We invoice & proof prints in two-meter sections which takes almost as long as printing hundreds of meters. For this reason, we always handle any print request at start.

Print sample requests: - Both digital & sublimation prints are printed overseas in China with a consortium of Italian American & Chinese companies, in one building, due to fact that the quality is vastly superior to print in Bali.

We must start on your prints as soon as you make the decision to work with us. Your prints will then land as we are finishing up your samples & allow you to see the sample prints as actual garments.

If you require a quick print solution we can print in Bali via sublimation on Vita PL, a poly version of the Plain Vita Nylon. This only requires a few days but take note the quality print is a little lower & the fabric not so soft.


PROCEDURE


1. Digital Patterns.

Your patterns are drawn via the PC using 2D Auto-CAD computerized software. Working on the CAD is far superior to paper patterns, allowing instant changes to be made in minutes rather than hours or days. Your digital patterns are stored with your name or brand & can never be accessed by any other party, ensuring complete secrecy & privacy.


2. Speciality Construction

Samples are constructed in a dedicated sampling studio. Each & every design is assembled using machines geared to handle just one task, section per section to the completed article.


3. QC.

A vital part of the production chain, is quality control. We operate 3 divisions.

Section 1. checks for loose threads or any tiny blemishes
Section 2. ensures fits & grades are exactly as requested
Section 3. checks each piece individually under magnifiers & white lights

Your goods now have their branded fabric hangers attached & packed individually into a BIO-degradable bag, boxed & readied for FedEx or DHL

We pride ourselves that less than 1% of any of our production orders are ever reported as faulty in any way.

NOTE
We do not add labels to samples. Your samples will come clearly marked with a sticker showing its code, colour & size. Labels are added to the production.


4. Delivery.

Samples are dispatched via FedEx or DHL - 5 to 7 working days to your door.

Read more about Delivery & Dispatch


Edits & Remakes

Should there be any samples you consider are not to specification, then the following prevails.

  1. Very slight edits. These are reworked on the 2D Auto-CAD & direct to production.
  2. Obvious errors in shape or size or misunderstandings from your hand over, in most cases are free.
  3. You’re requesting changes to be made that were not clearly marked on your hand over or you’re looking to make changes to your original designs. These are fully chargeable, $30 usd + 2 X estimate price.

* Patterns are made digitally. Should you require patterns to be printed out we charge $50 usd per pattern per grade.

NOTE: - Request for remakes or edits, we hold a video call to discuss the fastest solution possible.

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