WHAT PRODUCT TYPES CAN VISIONISE PRODUCE?


We can produce most garment types and have included a list below with the most common categories. However, we are open to other garment categories, as well as some home textiles and invention products. + Ready to wear (womenswear & menswear)
+ Lounge wear
+ Knits
+ Underwear
+ Activewear
+ Swimwear
+ Surfewar
+ Kidswear
+ Denim




HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING A PRODUCT QUOTE?


Before a Manufacturer can quote or create samples, tech packs are required in order to calculate the cost and make. Visionise helps minimise set-backs in this process by streamlining this process with high-quality and precise tech packs and efficient tracking systems.

Please see our here for more information: PRODUCT QUOTE & TECHPACK REQUIREMENT




CAN I SUBMIT OWN TECK PACKS AND FIT REPORTS?


Yes that is fine! Please keep in mind our factories require a high standard of tech packs for quotation and handover, we are happy to provide you with an exmaple of how this should be layed out. Alternatively you can purchase a Tech Pack Template from our TEMPLATE SHOP. Read more about TECH PACK REQUIREMENT.




WHY DO I NEED A REFERENCE SAMPLE TO HAVE A TECH PACK & SAMPLE CREATED?


To help your designer with speccing and garment shape!

A reference sample does not need to be identical to the garment designed, it is just used to help understand parts of the construction and finishing. It takes the guesswork out of the design and measurement concept stage.

See more about FASHION DESIGN SERVICES here




WHAT ARE THE MANUFACTURERS MOQ?


MOQ varies pending factory, product type, fabrics, and of course cost. To give you a brief example: China - 50/150 pcs per style/colourway India - 80/100 pcs per style/colourway Bali - 50 pcs per style/colourway *Our capacity is about 300,000 garments per month/client*




CAN YOU PROVIDE SAMPLE ONLY SERVICES?


The factories do not offer sample only services, this is due to the significant time and cost that is invested in the sample stage of which much can only be recouped by bulk order and ongoing business.

Visionise require a cost approval based on tech packs prior to making samples.

See more about PRODUCT QUOTE & TECH PACK REQUIREMENT




WHAT ARE THE LEAD TIMES FOR SAMPLE & BULK PRODUCTION?


Lead times vary pending factory and fabric, if your fabric is being knitted or dyed this will result in a longer lead time. Lead times in Bali + India are a bit longer than China. Average sample lead time - 2 weeks Average bulk lead time - 45 days To have a more in depth idea of lead times please see here: SAMPLE & BULK LEAD TIMES .




WHAT ARE THE FABRIC, DYE AND STRIKE OFF LEAD TIMES?


There are a few steps that have to be followed before you can confirm your bulk fabric colour and prints:

Order yarn | Knitting | Lab dip & strike off | Bulk dye/print |

LABDIP'S & PRINT STRIKE OFF: 10 -15 days

BULK FABRIC DYE: 20-35days (pending dye method)

BULK FABRIC PRINTED: 30-40days (pending print method).

To read more about this process please click here: LAB DIP'S & STRIKE OFF'S




IS IT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ALL SAMPLE ROUNDS: FIT+PROTO+SMS+PP BEFORE BULK PRODUCTION?


No, this depends on the factory, quantity of styles as well as fabric types and the complexity of the garment. If you already have patterns then you can sometimes go straight to SMS sample if the fabrics are available, it's a case by case basis. You may also reduce the initial fit sampling stage by opting for 3D SAMPLING instead.

You can read up a bit more on all of the different samples here: SAMPLE TYPES




WHY AM I SOMETIMES REQUIRED TO ORDER SMS & PP SAMPLES AT THE SAME TIME AS BULK?


SMS & PP samples should be made in your bulk fabric so that they look just like the finished product you are after. If you are using readily available stock fabrics then the factory will probably be able to order enough fabric for your samples only. However, if you are usuing a fabric that is not readily available you will have to order your bulk fabric to ensure the samples are made in this same fabric.




WHAT SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS DO YOU USE?


WE LOVE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS!

We are passionate about encouraging all brands to move into this sector, the more brands using these fabrics the more readily available they will become, and the more we can lessen our imprint for the fashion industry on our beautiful planet.

We have spent years building up relationships with suppliers all over the world, we also continue to keep our ears peeled for more amazing sustainable fabrics that become available!

Fabrics we work with often:

  • Lenzing certified fabrics

  • Naturally sustainable fibres (hemp, bamboo, linens...)

  • Organic fabrics

  • Recycled fabrics

  • GOTS certified fabrics

  • Eco-Tex dyed fabrics

We also have our very own online fabric library that you can scroll through and loan swatchs from. Our library is constantly being updated, so if you cant find what you are after please get in touch as we may have just not uploaded it yet.

See our online FABRIC LIBRAY *Please note - fabrics are provided in conjunction with production, we cannot sell fabrics on their own*




WHAT DO I DO IF THE FABRIC I WANT IS NOT IN STOCK?


Unfortunately not all fabrics are always in stock :(

Once you have selected your fabrics, the supplier will notify your factory/project manager of availability and you can proceed accordingly. If your fabric is out of stock, we can arrange to custom make it for you (MOQ's starting at 500m for greige), or alternatively find another fabric similar that is in stock.

Suppliers don't keep endless supplies of fabrics it is dependant on demand and shelf life.




DO YOU OFFER SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING?


We absolutely do! Our siser company ECOFAB offers a range of custom packaging products made from 100% plant based, home compostable and biodegradable materials. + POLYBAGS & MAILERS. + TOTEBAGS + BRANDING LABELLING PRODUCTS FOR APPAREL To have a look at what is offered and pricing please see here: ECOFAB




DO I NEED TO HAVE A FASHION DEGREE AND EXPERIENCE TO START MY FASHION BRAND?


No, many of our start up clients don't have any experience at all! We are here to help with as little or as much as you need us to, but we also want to ensure our start up brands are set up properly and ready for what is to come. See how we can help you here: THE COMPLTE PACKAGE




CAN I COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE MANUFACTURER?


Yes! Communication is key for you to establish a good relationship with your manufacturer. Keep in mind however, if you are not experienced with off-shore manuufacturing, it will be your responsopnibility to familiarise youreslf with the industry language, and processes. Whether you are starting a brand new business, or setting up with the factory for the first time, it is very important that you make the process as streamlined and workable as possible. You are asking the factory to invest time and money into a new project that has no guarantee of large or on-going bulk orders. If your project is a combination of low MOQ and complex styles, you need to be flexible and work very closely with the factory. Ensure communication is consolidated, clear and precise, keeping in mind that English is probably not their first language. There is a fine balance between providing enough information and over complicating emails with too much information. Consolidate communication by topic, and keep in mind the frequency of emails.
The factories generally respond very promptly, however, time-difference and peak season may cause a delay, and sometimes they need time to investigate a situation before responding. No design, maker or order instructions are to be communicated via email or other communication avenues, this information must be consolidated within tech packs, sample reports and order forms. If you ever need assistance with management, communication, negotiation or any other part of your process, you can always BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with our team for assistance and guidance.




HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO TO START A NEW FASHION BRAND?


Your budget should not only cover the business set-up cost as well as the sample and production of the first collection, but you may also need to have funding to cover an over-lap of another collection to avoid the risk of getting behind the seasons. There are a few set up costs that you shouldnt have to spend in future collections. EXAMPLE OF START- UP BUDGET FIGURES SET UP + DESIGN + REPORTS + CONSULTS + BRANDING = AUD 10,000 SAMPLES = USD 3000 / AUD 4300 BULK PRODUCTION = USD 20,000 / AUD 29,000 SHIPPING & IMPORT = USD 3000 / AUD 4300 TOTAL AUD = 47,000 Your on-going collections should be more profitable as:

  • Many setup cost are already done such as patterns, branding, website etc.
  • Development cost is reduced due to partly or entirely repeated styles.
  • Fixed cost such as development, marketing and business operations are being
  • stretched across more items.
  • Quantities increase, because both the cost of production and shipping goes
  • down with increased QTY.




IF I DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR BULK PRODUCTION RIGHT NOW, CAN I STILL BEGIN THE PROCESS?


Yes, you sure can! We have split the process up into 3 stages for our start-up clients, so you can start with STEP 1 which is the Concept & Design stage, and if you need to pause and save up a bit more before going into STEP 2 of Sampling & Development and STEP 3 of Bulk Production that is ok. Your bulk production is paid for in 2 parts, it is usually a 50% deposit upon placing the order, with the balance due on completion. See more about the COMPLETE PACKAGE




HOW CAN I MAKE SURE I GET RETURN ON MY INVESTMENT?


As you start out on any business venture you need a Business & Marketing plan and of course a budget to ensure market demand & production feasibility before going further into bulk. This is why we have created the PROJECT PACKAGES.

It is easy enough to design something that looks beautiful, but designing to a budget and production feasiblitiy is a different story!

We dont let any of our clients go into sampling without calculating their estimated costs, margins and net profits. We want to ensure each collection will be profitable enough to organically grow without refinancing for the next collection.




WHAY DO I NEED A TECH PACK?


A tech pack is your design blueprint, it is the way your manufacturer will interpret your garment. A detailed tech pack should easily translate to the production team in creating the garment requested. Tech packs are updated through the sampling process, any changes in design must be reflected in the tech pack. If you run into problems during the sampling or bulk production process, you can always revert to your tech pack to assess where the issue is coming from. Our design team specialise in high-quality tech packs, get in touch for a quote. Read more about tech pack requirements here: TECH PACK REQUIREMENTS Ger a quote for your tech packs here: TECH PACK




CAN VISIONISE DESIGN & PRODUCE BRANDING & LABELLING?


Your branding is the DNA of your company! We specialise in Branding design for Fashion Brands, and we will arrange the printing/sewing and attachments to your garments as well.

  • Logo
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Lookbook
  • Web Design including size charts & policies
Book your BRANDING DESIGN





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