This is a tricky question. That depends on what sample you are referring to.
Did you know that there are more than 10 different kinds of samples in a production line?
Here is a list of a few of the different kinds of samples w e offer to our various customers:
- The mock up sample: This is a concept sample, used primarily by companies that have a designing team and prefer to convey design ideas in actual fabric as part of their creation process, instead of drawing a sketch.
- The fit sample or else, the fitting sample. This is a sample made from the first pattern and intended to test the customers idea or concept in the chosen fabrication. Sometimes the fitting sample needs
corrections and then you need to do a corrected fitting sample. If the fitting sample fits, then it usually is approved and becomes the prototype sample.
- The proto sample, is the version that meets the designer’s test for execution. The fit should also be as expected so it would also be a fit sample for companies that use a separate designation. Ideally, a
proto sample is sewn in house.
- Pre production sample. This is the sample that is made of all the original fabrics and accessories of production. Again, ideally the prototype sample is also a sew by. When you get to this phase, it usually means that the pattern is proven, the fitting is proven and final costs have been calculated.
- Photo sample, is a sample made in smaller sizes for photo shoots intended for marketing and editorial, or for web pages for those customers selling their products on line.
- Salesman samples are the selling samples from a collection. This sample is used for sales and marketing. Here you usually have duplicates, sometimes even dozens for each style. Here the
production run is also tested.
- Size set sample is the sample made in all the intended sizes of a lot in production. This usually is used for testing the various sizes of the production line.
- Shipment sample ist he sample that reflects what the buyers will receive down to quality control, like folding, tagging, bagging, labeling and final packaging included.
Marsala works with suppliers that are really fit in all the above mentioned various samples!
Be assured to fast delivery of your samples.
We have to be absolutely certain that every product meets the performance standards and customer expectations. Working with Marsala, you can be assured of the quality control in all stages of your production.
There are a few stages where quality control inspection is crucial.
The raw materials inspection for fabrics and accessories, the in process inspection and the final inspection and tests.
Just to mention a few of the various production componets, which always need to meet the needs, specifications and good quality standards:
– Selection of raw materials
– Picking the materials
– Fiber manufacturing
– Fabric construction
– Dye and coloration of the final fabrics
– Prints and designs
– Design creation
– Testing the fitting of the product
– Finishing components such as zippers or embellishments
– Comparing measurements to the pattern
– Checking thread count
– Observing colors and shade variations
– Checking stiching and seams
– Looking for broken zippers or buttons
– Looking for ripped seams
– Checking the hangtags, labels, barcodes, carelabels
– Checking the packaging
– Checking the end measurements
If the proper QC is not in place, it will cost you time and money hurting your brand name in the process.
That is why it is very important that you choose to work with an agency, that can provide you with a quality control system and keeps up in all of the above mentioned phases.
This is a question anyone looking to turn their fashion idea into reality, will ask many many times.
Our team has been on the Greek fashion market for over 2 decades. Time and experience has given us the advantage of good, reliable suppliers.
We are here to help you clear what you are looking for in terms of which factory is the best to produce your fashion line.
Before approaching a supplier it’s important to be clear on the quantities you wish to produce. Our suppliers are capable of producing a wide selection of small as well as larger quantities.