1 - Click here to download Tecnical Datasheet >Download TECHPACK
2 - T-shirt Sample and Price Request Form > T-SHIRTS DATA SHEET
3 - Hoodies Sample and Price Request Form > HOODIES DATA SHEET
4 - Socks Sample Order and Price Request Form >SOCKS DATA SHEET
5 - UnderShirts Sample and Price Request Form > UNDERSHIRT DATA SHEET
6 - Slips Sample and Price Request Form > SLIPS DATA SHEET
7 - Boxer Sample Price Request Form > BOXERSHORTS DATA SHEET
How to make a professional Tech Pack on your own
A tech pack is vital to production, and while it’s always a good idea to have a technical designer assist you on one, here are some ways you can make your own
Flat is a term used for the type of sketches (usually created on Adobe Illustrator) that shows how the garment will look if laid out on a flat surface. Together through these relevant images and added descriptions, your factories can effectively shape your ideas into an actual garment. Although buttons and zippers contribute to the aesthetic of a design, their primary role is still fasteners. Sometimes designers may freely draw high neckline top without any fasteners. This would result in ill-fitted samples. Unless you are aiming designing T-shirt or swimwear, do not forget to illustrate the fasteners for your designs. Materials aka BOM
First, it is important to determine your master size, or the sample size, e.g. Medium. And then you decide the complete size range you would like to offer in that style (for e.g. XS, S, M, L, XL etc.). Also remember, the more intricate your design, the more point of measurements (POM) you would have to mention in your tech pack. So once you have your size ranges together, the final step is grading. Grading is the measurement differences between every size of your style. And you calculate it from your master size. For e.g. If your Medium sized sample has a chest width say 15 inches, then the different (in inches) you would want in your large size (say +1 or +2) is the grading that would have to provide for each POM and all size ranges.
Why do I need a tech pack?
Here are 7 major benefits that shows you why techpacks are a must-have to create any fashion product.
1. Get error-free samples
Your techpack should tell your pattern marker or factory how to create your sample and what to include in it. The more detailed the better. Do not take anything for granted. Do not leave anything to chance. A comprehensive and easy to read techpack increases the chance for your sample to match your original vision at first go.
2. Get accurate price quotations
The more detailed your tech pack is, the easier it will be for your factory to gauge how much time it will take to make your product and thus, how much it will cost.
In other words, the more accurate your tech pack is, the more accurate the price estimation you’ll receive.
3. It keeps your manufacturer accountable
Once production is ready to start, your tech pack becomes a reference de facto contract between you and your manufacturer. For instance, in case your factory switches materials or trims and produces something that doesn't confirm to your instructions, you can always refer back to the tech pack to point out the mistakes and indicate how to correct them.
4. It’s a reference point for quality control
Your techpack is your master document used during your QA process. For every round of samples, you have to check its points of measurements against the tolerances you’ve put in your techpack. If one deviates out of your tolerance range, you’ll have to tell your manufacturer and request the necessary changes. You’ll also have to check the labels, constructions, materials, seams etc.
5. It tracks change requests
Chances are, no matter how accurate your tech pack is, your perfect sample will take more than one round to complete. During fit sample reviews, you’ll have to request changes to your manufacturer. You’ll have to keep track of what was done and what has to be done. All these changes have to be archived and organized inside different versions of your techpack.
6. It saves you time and money
Creating a complete tech pack requires some time and effort. An investment that is totally worth it when you consider how much time, money and headaches this will save you down the line. This includes wastes on wrong samples, development costs, and sample logistics. Each step of the product creation process has pitfalls that are easily avoidable by having a detailed techpack to refer back to and that tracks everything.
7. It helps you collaborate in teams
Your techpack can unite different roles within your supply chain. It can be transformed from a mere document to a collaborative environment where designers, product developers, buyers and quality control planners work together to create better products faster. For instance, a designer might not know the exact measurements for a skirt, but can only estimate where it will reach the leg and then convey it in the techpack. This scenario can apply to a number things that are crucial to the final design such as pockets trim details and finishing details. With this techpack acting as a go-between, the pattern maker could then fill in the gap and provide more accurate measurements.