“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly”
— -James Dyson

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT IS ALL ABOUT GETTING A FANTASTIC SAMPLE THAT SETS YOU UP FOR SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTION

 

SOURCING

IT ALL STARTS WITH GOOD SOURCING.  WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE LIBRARY OF FABRICS AND TRIMS AND CAN CONNECT YOU WITH SUPPLIERS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR PRODUCT LINE AND PRICE-POINT.  BOOK A CONSULTATION FOR A CUSTOM VIEWING AND GET THOSE CONNECTIONS FASTER!

FABRIC - ZIPPERS - INTERFACING - BUTTONS - SNAPS - LABELING - RIBBONS - KNITTERS - GROMMETS - THREAD


PATTERN MAKING

PATTERNMAKING

WE OFFER ACCURATE PATTERN MAKING FOR ALL TYPES OF GARMENTS USING FLAT PATTERN DRAFTING OR DRAPING TECHNIQUES.


PROTOTYPING (SAMPLING)

DRAPING

PROTOTYPING IS THE FIRST SAMPLE THAT YOU MAKE, AND IT IS USED TO PLAN PRODUCTION, FINALIZE PRODUCTION PRICING AND FIT, FINALIZE CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND IS OFTEN USED FOR PHOTOSHOOTS AS WELL.  IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO DECIDE TO MAKE FIT CHANGES OR DESIGN CHANGES AND MULTIPLE SAMPLES ARE REQUIRED. 

MICHIGAN FASHION PROTO EXCELS AT SAMPLING, EMAIL US AT INFO@FASHIONPROTO.COM FOR A QUOTE.


POST SAMPLE • PRE-PRODUCTION

WHAT COMES NEXT TO PREPARE FOR PRODUCTION

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FITTING AND GRADING

ONCE A SAMPLE IS APPROVED FOR DESIGN, IT MUST BE APPROVED FOR FIT.  WE OFFER FIT CONSULTATIONS ONSITE AT MFP.

NEXT, WE OFFER PATTERN GRADING, WHICH IS WHEN A PATTERN IS MADE INTO EACH OF THE SIZES THAT WILL BE MADE IN PRODUCTION.  

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ORDERING SUPPLIES

BEFORE PRODUCTION CAN BEGIN, YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE ALL OF YOUR SUPPLIES ARE DELIVERED.  THE SAMPLE PROCESS WILL INFORM YOU OF YOUR YIELDS FOR EACH GARMENT, AND FOR THOSE WHO NEED MORE HELP, WE ARE HERE TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.