F A Q
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHAT DOES VISIONISE DO?
We are a team of passionate and experienced fashion Designers and Project Managers assisting fashion brands with a streamlined method to manage the development and bulk production process with the use of a project management software and procedures specifically designed to eliminate costly and time-consuming setbacks whilst increasing transparency and accuracy.
From our Australian based office, we assist with the entire process from conceptualising an idea through to finished products produced with transparent, sustainable and ethical factories located in China, Bali and India.
Think of us an extension to your team, without the fixed overheads!
See more About Us
WHAT PRODUCT TYPES CAN VISIONISE PRODUCE?
HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING A PRODUCT QUOTE?
In order to get a quote we need tech packs, please see our here for more information: Quotation & Handover Requiement
CAN I SUBMIT OWN TECK PACKS AND FIT REPORTS?
Yes that is fine!
WHY DO I NEED A REFERENCE SAMPLE?
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.
WHAT IS YOUR MOQ?
MOQ varies pending factory, product type, fabrics, and of course cost. To give you a brief example:
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 is only be recouped by bulk order and ongoing business.
See more about Quotes & Handover Requirment
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.
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 dips & 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 is worked out on a case by case basis.
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.
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 indusrty 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!
Fabircs we work with often:
-Lenzing certified fabrics
-Naturally sustainable fibres (hemp, bamboo, linens)
-GOTS certified fabrics
-Eco-Tex dyed fabrics
-Bio-degradbale packaging & mailers
We also have our very own fabric library that you can scroll through and loan out 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.
WHY IS THE FABRIC I WANT NOT IN STOCK?
Unfortunately not all fabrics are always in stock :(
Once you have selected your fabric the supplier will notify your factory/project manager of availability and you can proceed accordingly. If your fabric is out of stock you may have to have to knitted from scratch, or alternatively find another fabric similair that is in stock.
Supplier dont keep endless supplies of fabrics it is dependant on demand and shelf life.
DO YOU OFFER SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING?
We absolutely do!
DO I NEED TO HAVE A FASHION DEGREE AND EXPERIENCE TO START MY FASHION BRAND?
CAN I COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE MANUFACTURER?
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.
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.
EXAMPLE OF START- UP BUDGET FIGURES
SET UP COST = AUD 10,000
SAMPLES = USD 2000-5000
BULK PRODUCTION = USD 20,000
SHIPPING & IMPORT = USD 3000
See more on this here: Pricing & Budgeting
IF I DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR BULK PRODUCTION RIGHT NOW, CAN I STILL BEGIN THE PROCESS?
Yes, you sure can!
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 is 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.