- London, GB
- £80 /hr
- Available now
Fashion Start-up Consultant London
PATTERN CUTTER + SAMPLING + FASHION START-UP WORKSHOPS - I have Forty years experience in the fashion industry as a Pattern Cutter, Grader, Garment Technician, Quality Controllermore...PATTERN CUTTER + SAMPLING + FASHION START-UP WORKSHOPS - I have Forty years experience in the fashion industry as a Pattern Cutter, Grader, Garment Technician, Quality Controller and Sample Machinist - in London and throughout the U.K. Today I specialise in working with fashion start-up entrepreneurs on a limited budget.
I work alongside some highly experienced fashion experts who bring various areas of expertise. Together we offer a comprehensive service for start-ups to bring your products to market.
We offer an initial two hou, one to one workshop providing advice and information on sourcing fabrics, trims, factories and technicians tailored for your specific project. We advise on how to ensure that the pattern cutter interprets your designs accurately, the grader grades them properly and the factory makes them correctly. I also advise on how to use your limited finances wisely so that you know where you can save and where it is wiser to spend. You can either use our own in-house services, or we can recommend services to you.
Useful tipd for start-ups include :
1). Steer well clear of foreign factories unless you have expert independent advice and mentoring.
2). Use experienced professional people specialised in the type of garment you want to produce.
3). Ensure you have expert advice behind you
We have a vast amount of experience in all aspects of Menswear, ladieswear and Childrenswear:- Tailoring, Jackets, Trousers, Coats, Sportswear, Swimwear ,Lingerie, Mens Underwear, Outerwear, Denim, T Shirts, Leatherwear, Uniforms etc. etc.
We have access to a a number of highly experienced and specialised technicians, pattern cutters, sample machinists and factories throughout the U.K. And a wealth of experience, having worked for hundreds of start-ups over the past forty years.
It is absolutely vital for any fashion start-up to use specialist people - An expert in one genre will not guarantee an expertise in another genre :- A menswear pattern cutter cannot cut womenswear ; A tailoring pattern cutter cannot cut swimwear patterns; A ladieswear grader may not able to grade childrenswear patterns. this is a bit of a generalisation as people may specialise in several different areas. The same advice goes for sample machinists and factories. Always use specialists.
Many of our clients come to us after having had a bad experience with pattern cutters, or factories, or both. All fashion start-ups need a mentor, especially if using cheaper off-shore services. We have rarely if ever come across a start-up that has had success using foreign factories. In fact, it is usually a disaster.
While we have worked for some of the very best names in U.K. fashion, these days we work almost exclusively assisting small fashion start-ups. Some of our previous clients have included :- All Saints, Jaeger, Vivienne Westwood, Ben Sherman, Jean Muir, Hobbs, Alexander Mcqueen, Courtaulds, Jean Muir, Matthew Williamson,Lady Gaga, Lewis Leathers, Full Circle, Hennes, Wintle, Wensum Tailoring and M&S.
In the Clothing Industry it is absolutely essential to have good professional patterns, grades and Production as well as expert advice you can trust. Many Clothing Businesses lose thousands of pounds through shoddy workmanship. Often the patterns are worse than useless or the factory has made the garments badly or incorrectly. We provide a highly professional pattern cutting, grading, sampling and consultancy service for startup clothing companies alongside established Fashion Designers. While we work mainly in and around London, with modern technology and the postal services there are few boundaries.
Because of our vast experience we can provide the essential expertise and knowledge the Clothing Industry really needs. We can provide garment specs, Grading and Quality Control Services along with entire Project Management Services. Or If you need to find a reliable factory then we can provide guidance.
Area Covered: London, Kent, Essex
Company Name: Fashion start-up Advice - London
Work Experience Summary: Forty years
PATTERN CUTTER + SAMPLING + FASHION START + UP WORKSHOPS + LONDON
Thanks Bill, great job, hope to work with again.
William was a delight to work with and produced a superb set of patterns and sampling!
William was very professional. Did an excellent job and understood a quirky request easily. Very glad to have his expert advice and co-operation.