May Specials 2020
from our Newsletter - not available to the general public.
Ask Me a Question about your fashion label or idea!
You send me your question and you'll receive an email A4 Page recommendation and suggestions to
Source me something for your fashion label
Fabrics, Trims, Buttons, Labels or Swing Tags?
Purchase the Source Me for one item to be sourced and we will provide you
an email A4 Page with our recommendations and suggestions.
If you'd like samples arranged, additional costs apply.
Tech Pack Please
Design My Mini Collection
**MAY** Fashion Consultation
Your first point of action when starting a fashion label is to book a fashion consultation.
The Consultation can be done over phone, in person or via skype and runs for approx 30 minutes.
We will listen to your idea, provide feedback and steps to move forward with and offer our solutions to you with either a set price, or per hour work.
Not sure where to start? From sourcing materials, manufacturing requirements, or market positioning, we've got you covered with a fashion consultation.
This is perfect for new and emerging designers. Perhaps you're struggling with how to get things done, making decisions, or want to discuss specific challenges within your business. We’re here to offer advice and answer any questions you may have relating to designing, building a range and working with factories for example.
Let us know your questions and we'll match you with a fashion specialist that can help you.
What can we do?
We can create technical illustrations of your designs, create a "tech pack" for manufacturers which include fabric & trims details, illustrations, sewing information, and a point of measures page. You can then take this to a manufactuer & start sampling.
A lot of clients at this initial stage decide to do their sampling in Australia first, they get their patterns created and a first sample is made. The first sample is worn at a fitting, then adjusted accordingly to a second sample. If the sample is approved, you can then take your tech pack & approved sample to manufactures and get prices on a bulk order.
The positives of getting your initial samples done in Australia, is that of many:
1. No lost in translation - we speak the same language!
2. No expensive posting, long delays waiting for samples to arrive
3. Easier to make changes by picking up a phone
4. More hands on approach
Whilst producing samples in Australia is perceived as an expensive task, if you were to source your samples offshore you may not be able to get it correct straight away, and don't forget to add in the long delays in between samples.
We can create patterns for a base size S/10, and samples - depending on type of clothing and complexity. We don't do tailoring, bridal, evening wear, jeans, or coats/jackets but we do practically everything else. If we can't provide patterns / sampling, we will endeavour to find you an alternative.
If you are not sure if we can assist, please send us an email with your information and we will advise if we can be of assistance. Failing to check with us and cancelling your consult, will result in a 50% cancellation fee providing you have given us one week notice. Less then one weeks notice results in 100% cancellation fee.
**MAY** Tech Pack
Got your ideas, but need the documentation a manufacturer can understand?
This package is for 1 x Tech Pack that will translate your ideas into the language and documentation required to look at manufacturing, wherever it is in Australia or Offshore.
Amanda from Melbourne Fashion Lab will guide you with what details and information is required over a Consultation where we will discuss the styles, and what decisions need to be made.
This package includes:
1.Consultation to discuss your garments and translation
1 Tech Pack that include:
Fabrics, Trims & Accessories,
Front and Back Drawings,
Stitching and Seam Details
Printing Details (if required)
Point of Measure Page
Upon purchasing please send us your reference garments by mail, and any sketches / fabrics/ size detail/etc to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting a label can be scary, but with this prepaid package everything mentioned is included.
Please note that these Tech Packs are ungraded and will be based on the sample size you advise us. You will have enough details to confidentially to move on to the next stage which includes Samples & Patterns.
Need more then 1 Tech Pack? Email us for a special quote.
*Once payment is confirmed, cancellation fees apply.
**MAY** Design My Mini Collection - copy
Got an idea for a collection but need the visuals? We start with a one on one consultation to discuss your fashion label, and talk about your ideas, types of garments, colorways, fabrics, and how to make it cohesive.
Following our consultation, we will give you instructions on how to create Pinterest boards for inspiration which will include – garment inspiration, and colors/textures/fabrics inspiration.
Once we have received your pint rest boards, we will provide up to 20 rough garment sketches for you to choose from, in which 6 will be refined into black and white illustrations and put together on a range board for you, following that you will also receive a Color/Fabric Board.
Design my collection includes:
· 1 x Consultations
· Instructions to create Pinterest boards: garments, inspiration, and colors.
· We will provide you up to 20 Rough Sketches of Garments to choose from
· 6 Garments refined into black and white technical illustrations (with one set of changes)
(Final Illustrations provided in both .AI editable files, and JPEG files)
· 1 x Range Board to showcase your new collection
(Final Range Board provided in both .AI editable files, and JPEF files)
· 1 x Colour/Fabric/Trim Board
(Final Colour Board provided in both .AI editable files, and JPEF files)
Turnaround : Please allow 2-4 weeks for final illustrations and boards to be emailed to you.
*Once payment has been made, job is confirmed, cancellation fees apply.
ASK ME A QUESTION about your fashion label
For ten bucks you can ask me a question about your fashion label, from:
- Sourcing Fabrics, Trims, Labels or Tags
- Recommendations of your designs
- How to approach manufacturers
- Quality Control
- & More!
Preston & Maribyrnong