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3. Technical Design


This is a guide to the Technical Design process we offer. The Technical Design follows the Creative Design Stage. The more thorough the Creative Design is the more straightforward the Technical Design is! 

The Technical Design stage is the analysis of the designs, ensuring that the garment has been designed and engineered from the inside out. This is also known as Garment Technology and enables us to make innovative construction decisions in order to create comprehensive Technical Specification Documents (Also known as tech packs).

Before your collection is retail-ready, you must communicate your designs to your manufacturer to enable them to make prototypes for your approval. The Technical Specification Documents are a comprehensive guide to enable a factory to 100% understand your product, and therefore produce high quality prototypes for each of your designs. Therefore, every item within your collection requires a digital Technical Specification Document which we can create for you.

Technical Specification Components

  • Technical & Construction Detail Sketches- The CAD is broken down into detail sketches to create a kind of ‘blue-print’ of the design. The technical sketches provide an outline of how the garment works, to ensure the design is understood as thoroughly as possible from the inside out!

  • Design Components- The item includes a wide variety of components which are put together to ‘build’ the garment. These components include all fabrics, trims, colour specifications, execution and graphics. If your design includes brand specific trims or require artworks for specific components, these artworks will be included in the package. The factory use the list of components & specifications to develop/order all components for manufacture.

  • Sample Measurement Specification- The design requires a set of measurements for one size (eg; size Small) which will be used to make your 1st prototype. The factory will use the measurement specification alongside a reference garment to produce the pattern pieces in order to manufacture your first prototype. 

Please note; in terms of sizing, you generally only need to specify one size at this stage. This size becomes the brand ‘Sample Size’ and enables you to fit to a standard throughout the development process.

The above information describes how we can support you from a Garment Design & Development perspective. For more information on how we can support you in parallel from a Production Process perspective, please review Steps A-D via the links on the front page.