Let’s talk about Tech Packs! Many of us may not remember precisely when we first had the idea for our fashion design brand. Some of us sit with our idea for months, even years, before we decide to turn our fashion design concepts into tangible garments. But something we all seem to remember are those initial, trepidatious steps towards opening up a fashion label
If you’re at this exciting juncture in launching your fashion brand, you may have started reaching out to both onshore/Australian manufacturers and offshore manufacturers. It’s normal in this early stage to enquire about pricing to manufacture your garments and to ask questions about the manufacturing process.
However, in order for a clothing manufacturer to create your fashion designs and cost out the work, from samples through to final product, they will require a Tech Pack. This set of specification documents provides a detailed blueprint of a final garment, including your bill of materials (BOM), flat sketches, trim, packaging and more.
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the fashion design process, especially if you’re still learning the industry vernacular and processes. While you can create your own Tech Pack (see our Tech Pack Template), it can save you time in the short-term and money in the long-run if you outsource its creation.
Each emerging fashion label has nuance to the level of complexity required within their Tech Pack. Based on our in-house fashion design teams’ experience, we have curated 3 Tech Pack packages to help you save time and money; Basic, Intermediate and Complex Tech Pack Packages.
- Black / White CAD Sketch
- Rendered CAD Sketch inclusive of 3 colourways
- Bill of Materials (BOM)
- Fabric, Pantone / Print
- Make & Construction
- Trims & Accessories
- Labelling & Packaging
- Specification Sheet measurements (Grading not inclusive)
- x1 Hour communication with the designer
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AS REQUESTED:
- Fabric sourcing
- Branding layout
- Print design
- Logo design
Visionise Tech Pack Package Pricing
Our Tech Pack Packages all come with the same inclusions; the price difference is based on the time required to complete your Tech Pack. After you provide your Design Handover, your dedicated Visionise Designer will determine if you will require our Basic, Intermediate or Complex Tech Pack.
You can review our Tech Pack Package pricing online. We also offer a range of other design services, such as fabric sourcing, website design, print & trim design and branding design. If you would like a customised Design Pack, which will include your Tech Pack, please contact us and we can create a custom package suited to you.
Why is my Tech Pack important?
A good Tech Pack mitigates risks for both the manufacturer and the designer by providing accurate and robust design details. Our Tech Packs are all designed to clearly advise the manufacturer of your requirements, helping to minimise the number of samples made and ultimately bringing your clothing designs to market faster.
Other benefits of Visionise Tech Packs
ACCESS TO FASHION INDUSTRY EXPERTS
All of our packages include a dedicated 1 hour communication between you/the designer and our team of senior fashion designers/project managers
IMPROVED QUALITY CONTROL
Your Tech Pack can be used as a frame of reference in future, especially when handling product defects or garment inconsistencies
THE ATTENTION IS IN THE DETAIL
We have helped create Tech Packs for many emerging and existing fashion brands. You can trust that our Tech Packs will include all the right information, at the level of detail the manufacturer requires
A detailed Tech Pack makes it easy for the factory to determine the cost to manufacture your garments. It also helps to avoid unplanned price increases if vital design specifications are not initially included.
Your Tech Pack isn’t just a spec sheet; it will become a live document that production, designers and manufacturers contribute to, including notes, information on revisions, feedback on samples, etc.
Congratulations on taking this exciting leap into bringing your fashion design idea to life. We are here to assist with as much as you need us to and to make the factory communication and manufacturing process that little bit easier.
We are here if you need a helping hand before creating your Design Handover. If you have any questions about our Tech Packs, please do not hesitate to Book A Design Consult. We’ll schedule a video call, or in-house meeting, with one of our Senior Designers.
We’ll get to know you, go over how everything works and help bring your design dreams to life! We can discuss options around fabric & trims, MOQ’s, designing to a budget, market viability and production feasibility.