Ready to Brand FAQs
Do you provide wholesale garments?
Yes, we do! Please download our Ready to Brand catalogue to see the available designs. Alternatively, visit our product pages to see how you obtain the styles and pricing.
How does your wholesale service work?
We like to call it our Ready to Brand service. This allows you to use our trendy and popular inhouse designs and apply your artwork or logo to them.
- To start, we need to understand your needs and answer any questions you may have. Download our wholesale quotation form and catalogue.
- Complete your quotation form and design handover. Try to keep your handover simple and to the point. Send us exactly what you’re looking for with notes and if applicable artwork files to more clearly understand what you’re looking to produce. (preferably, editable adobe illustrator files)
- A member of our Wholesale support team will send you a quotation based on the quotation form and your design handover.
- If you’re happy with our pricing, please contact a member of our Wholesale support team to order a sample.
- Sample stage: you will receive and review your samples. Let us know your feedback!
- Now we can head straight to production!
What if I want to make slight alterations to the designs of the Ready to Brand products?
This would them need to be charged as a custom package.
Our Ready to Brand collection has been developed to be the best natural fibre basic collection on the market so the patterns are locked in.
What techniques are available for embellishments?
Our common methods to add artwork or logos to our Ready to Brand styles are Embroidery, DTG printing, Heat transfer, sublimation and screen printing.
Do I need to prepare anything to handover the artwork?
We will need Ai (Adobe Illustrator) files that are editable.
We will also need the desired scale of your artwork.
Pantone colours and finish of your desired application
And direction on the positioning of your artwork
Do you print on demand?
No, we don’t provide print on demand services. However, we can produce your artwork based on minimum order quantities.
What are your payment terms?
For sampling we require 100% payment via Stripe
For production we require a 50% deposit to start production and 50% on completion prior to dispatch.
What is the cost of freight?
The cost of freight depends on the number of units ordered, style and garment weight.
Due to the current COVID climate pricing for freight can go up or down dependent on the number of flights in or out of the country of origin.
Freight is something that we do not take care of.
Do you handle shipping?
Shipping is something we don't take carriage of. We like to focus on ensuring premium quality manufactured garments.
At production, we will request your courier details to dispatch the order accordingly.
What is your Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)?
Our minimum order quantity for each respective style is disclosed in the Ready to Brand catalogue.
What is your MOQ for embroidery?
Our minimum order quantity for embroidery is a total order quantity of 50 pieces.
For example, you can order 25 Female Navy Classic hoodies and 25 Male Black Classic Hoodies, and you would meet the embroidery MOQ.
What is your MOQ for screen-printing?
Our minimum order quantity for screen-printing is 100 pieces for one design.
For example you can order 25 Female Navy Classic hoodies and 25 Male Navy Classic Hoodies, 25 Female Khaki Cropped Tees and 25 Unisex white Joggers and you would meet the screen-printing MOQ.
Screen development surcharges apply for the development of all your artwork. The screen development surcharge depends on the artwork scale and number of different colourways.
How do you deliver samples and orders?
All the shipping for samples will be handled by us, shipped through UPS, DHL Express or your local courier.
Customers will need to provide a DHL Express Account Number or organise freight pickup for all bulk orders.
Please note that your samples or production may attract import duty and tax (GST or VAT) on entry into your country.
Why can't I see pricing on your product pages?
To give our customers accurate pricing we like to know what they want to achieve.
We encourage you to send our support team a quotation form with your requests to receive accurate pricing.
Custom Collection FAQs
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?
We help you design activewear, loungewear, swimwear, t-shirts, merchandise – any apparel you need, essentially. Let us know if you have a particular clothing request, and we’ll make it happen!
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 for Bespoke designs?
100 pieces per design. 200 pieces in total. For example, 100 bespoke dresses and 100 bespoke tops.
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 can 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?
We have an amazing sourcing team that will go lengths to find what you need. Or if you have a particular trim in mind, you can source it and supply it to us for production.
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. Please remember the global economy is facing a pandemic, so shipping times may be affected.
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. Once your samples have been made, we can give you accurate costing.
Do you make fully bespoke items?
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 collection can cost anywhere from $8,000 - $35,000 dependent on the design intricacies, fabric consumptions and trims.
How much do additional samples cost?
The price for additional samples depends on the design intricacy and fabric consumption. The cost of additional samples plus freight from the supplier will be billed to each client.
How can I be prepared for 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
4- Target factory or retail pricing
The purpose of this chat is to assess whether we can meet all you design needs and objectives.
What will the communication be like during the development process?
Our specialist team will be there to support you through the whole journey and have an average turnaround time for communicating within 48 hours of a customer enquiry.
Will I receive fabric option and swatches in the post during the process?
Our in-house design team will use their expertise to create your designs to your specification. You curate, we create so trust that we have it covered. Once your designs progress to manufacturing – strike-offs for dyed colours, artwork and accessories approvals will be sent to you prior to manufacturing.
What is the turnaround time from signing on to receiving my samples?
A unique product may require a unique timeline. This will depend on the level of complexity of the design and fabrication sourcing. At Always Trendin we pride ourselves on our time efficiency and transparency so if we think a design will take longer it will be notified to you early on.
Should I have a budget in mind that I want to sell me styles at before starting with Always Trendin?
Yes! We will be able to let you know what will be achievable in your price range.
Will we work in AUD throughout the process?
All invoices will be in AUD; however, all garment costing will be given in USD as all manufactures work in this currency.
Will there be any additional cost to a style?
That all depends on the design.
Depending on the artwork design and application, if elements need to be dyed or branded trims need to be custom made extra fees will apply – these will be determined by our manufacturing partners and communicated to you.
How is artwork priced?
Depending on the application and the design the cost will vary.
For Example: Screen Printing: requires labour costs to expose the screen of you design - every colour in your design will require a screen to be developed. We accept MAX 8 colours per design.
What advice would you give a first timer when beginning starting a fashion brand with Always Trendin?
Give yourself plenty of time to take in the knowledge you will gain during the design development and manufacturing journey - having launch dates are great but in an uncertain world it can add unnecessary pressure.
Think about your collection and where it fits in market.
Do not try to do everything in your first collection, edit and remember you can also add once your brand is launched.
Do I need to provide any special file for my artwork?
Yes! We only accept Ai editable files as this is what our partners need to produce your designs. If you do not have access to Adobe Illustrator, we recommend you hire a Digital Designer to prepare the files for you.
Where is my garment made?
Our manufacturing partners are scattered across the globe and the fabrication and design is what decides which manufacturer we work with for each client. For production all our care labels will always include the country of construction but also that each styled was ‘Designed in Australia’.
What are your payment terms?
For initial sampling and product development we require 100% via Stripe or PayPal
For production we require a 50% deposit to start production and 50% on completion.