How does the process work?
- To start, we will schedule an Intro Chat to understand your needs and answer any questions you may have.
- Complete your development checklist which details all the design elements we require to start development.
- Product Development conversation with a member of our Production team to discuss your designs and complete your factory handover sheet.
- Sample stage: you will receive and review your samples
- Now we can head straight to production!
If I am creating garments with you, can we have meetings to make sure everything is correct from the get-go?
Of course! We have allocated meetings solely to discuss product development, plus we’re always on standby if needed.
Are the manufacturers in the production line environmentally friendly?
We pledge to work with ethical and sustainable manufacturers and suppliers that put the planet first. Our factories have the following certifications:
- SA8000 Standard certification in 2016
- Sedex registered
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- OCS Blended - Organic Content Standard
- OCS 100 - Organic Content Standard
- Global Recycle Standard
- Better Cotton Initiative participant
What type of clothing do you produce?
What types of fabrics are you able to source?
We’re able to source fabrics from all over the world, so just let us know what exactly you require.
Are you able to source recycled fabrics?
Yes! Ethical and sustainable fashion is our priority, and we’re able to source any fabrics you may need.
I want to create one collection per season in a year. Will Always Trendin be able to handle a year’s worth of production?
Yes we certainly can. Get in touch and we’ll work through what you need done.
What are your Minimum Order Quantities?
100 pieces per design.
Where is the head office based?
We’re located across the world, but our head office is located in Sydney, Australia.
How do we stay in contact if we’re not located in the same country?
With offices and employees in several parts of the globe, we strive to maintain around-the-clock coverage. Our team frequently travels around the world, so an opportunity will definitely arise to meet in person. We can’t wait!
Are you able to assist in designing garments and prints?
Yes. And we’ll provide you with tech packs to create the designs of your dreams.
Can I provide my own technical packs?
Yes you can. We can always provide you with them if you can’t, or help with your existing tech packs.
What accessories can I include with my designs?
Whatever you desire. We have an amazing sourcing team that will go lengths to find what you need.
How do items get shipped to my customers? Can I get a stock sent to me if I want to do pop-up/market/in-person sales?
Yes, certainly. We prefer air freight given its short turnaround times. Should you require it, sea freight is available too.
Do you provide a drop-shipping service?
No, our operating model doesn’t accommodate that. However, we are able to help you partner up with a 3PL provider.
Can you make eco-friendly/recycled/sustainable garments?
Yes we can make sustainable garments using eco-friendly materials that are organic, recycled, or have a low carbon footprint.
What is your average pricing per product?
There is no average price per garment because everything that we create is so different. The price depends on the amount of specifications, custom trim, and material used for the garment. We will give you costings as soon as possible.
Do you make fully bespoke items?
Are you able to source products outside the world of garments?
Yes! We have secured suppliers and manufacturers to cover a range of capabilities. Let us know what you need.
What is a tech pack?
A tech pack is the blueprint of your design, which includes you CAD drawings, garment details (e.g. stitching, trims, etc.), size grading specifications and measurements. A good quality should contain all the information required for your manufacturer to develop your patterns and stitch your samples. Tech packs are updated through the sample process, any changes in design should be reflected in the tech pack.
Do I need to have a fashion degree and experience to start my clothing brand?
No, you don't need to have a fashion degree, background or experience. Many of our start-up clients don't have any experience at all.
Our production team have years of experience within the fashion industry and are here to help and guide you through the process.
Can I submit my own tech packs?
Yes, you can but please keep in mind that our suppliers require a high standard of tech packs for handover.
Always Trendin will provide you with the necessary tech packs to make your designs as trendy and as wearable as possible. We cover all bases so that we can align your mind with our manufacturer, and get your designs to be of the highest quality possible.
Do I need to source the trims, hardware or buttons for all my designs?
We can source your required trims, the cost of each item plus freight from the supplier will be billed to each client. Alternatively, you can source all the trims and supply them to us.
How much will production cost for all of my designs?
Production for 200 to 1,000 pieces can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $20,000 dependent on the design intricacies, fabric consumptions and trims.
How much do additional samples cost?
The price for additional samples varies on the design intricacy and fabric consumption. The cost of additional samples plus freight from the supplier will be billed to each client.
What do I need to bring to my intro chat?
The more detail, the better!
Please come prepared with the following information for each design, so we can best help you out:
1- Garment construction - reference image or sketches
2- Desired fabrications - images or physical examples you have on hand
3- Colour reference images
The purpose of this chat is to assess whether we can meet all you design needs and objectives.
Do you provide wholesale garments?
Yes, we do! Please contact out wholesale team for more information.
Wholesale is a great option to start off with because it's more cost effective.