We receive inquiries on a daily basis from people wanting to start their own label, which gets us really excited as it’s assuring evidence of the strong entrepreneurial spirit that exists in these challenging economic times.
Some proposals are great and have been carefully thought through which puts us in a better position to assist. We therefore advise people to do as much research into their market and spend time developing a plan that promotes their product in the best possible way.
It’s also very important that people have a basic understanding of the production process and all the variables involved in delivering a garment to market. There are many stages that contribute to the production cycle – from pattern-making, fabric sourcing and screen preparation through to label application and packing – all take time to do properly and are sometimes even out of our control!
The unfortunate reality is that we cannot deliver on every proposal, which in most cases comes down to whether we have the relevant production capabilities or the quantities are too small and therefore not feasible for both parties. Either way we will always endeavour to assist where we can even if it means recommending a supplier who is better suited to delivering the order.