Organizing two fashion collections a year is not an easy job for even the most fashion designers, and without a support staff, it may be close to impossible. Looking for an apparel production partner will bring you to many options. Today we explain the advantages of production manegement agencies, who work as a a bridge between the client (designer) and the factories, providing development services such as sourcing, sample and packing.
Who needs a production agency?
Everyone is an ideal client, and everyone can benefit! A production agency is able to help you source the right factories to your projects or buying operations, since it knows selected/specialized textile, footwear and leather factories. A production agency can help you to carry out your project, acting as an intermediary with manufacturers, by facilitating the communication/negotiation, as well as providing the necessary organization/logistics and technical support.
Why shall I go for an agency in Portugal?
Portugal has a great manufacturing tradition, especially in textile and shoes. From small independents to luxury brands, most of the fashion labels produce their clothes and shoes around the city of Porto. Agencies in Portugal usually have close partnerships consolidate over time with a large variety of carefully selected factories, that offers the best quality/price ratio.
What would someone need to start working with a production manegement agency?
It depends on what your end goal is really, as well as properly identifying where the holes are in your development and manegement team. But to start it is always useful to send the agency your tech pack. A tech pack is an informative sheet that designers create to communicate with a manufacturer all the necessary components needed to construct a product. Typically it includes measurements, materials, colors, trim, hardware, grading, labels, tags, etc. Of course, the more detailed a tech pack is, the less room there is for error.