Fabrics are both inspiring and innovative. They help to set the theme of each line. Each season, fabric designers and mills create new colour palettes, weaves and textures, fibre blends and printing techniques, lending fashion direction for the coming season.
We guide our clients in choosing the right fabrics for their product to achieve the desired finished product and price point. We look at 5 main items that will save you a lot of heartache and money as you move through the design and production process.
Affordability – In general, the fabric for your garment represents 60% of the overall garment cost. We believe in creating a fit and quality at a price point that our customers can rely on. When we a find fabric that works and sells well for our product, we use this as a staple within each season to create consistency. Weave it has fabric Mills resources that help our clients find exactly what they are looking for.
Functionality – It is one thing to create beautiful illustrations or flat sketches of your garment, and quite another to actually be able to build that in a three dimensional reality using the fabric and trims chosen. Sometimes fabrics will not hang or drape the way you envisioned, or fight another fabric within that garment so that they don’t function well together. So it is important for us here at weave it to inform you of the best materials for a specific function within each style to confirm the functionality of the design.
Testing – In addition to knowing what fabric for functionality, you may need to test the content fabric so that you ensure the fibers will take any finishing application added. Here at Weave It we test it for you and make sure that you only have the finest quality. This is done through sublimation printing, digital or wet printing processes, heat transfers etc. Some cotton or nylon fibers will not take certain printing techniques for example, so be sure that you are working in the recommended base fabric in order to achieve the best desired effect for your product.
Availability – Where we purchase our sample fabric is just as important as what we are purchasing. We are aware of the seasonal fabrics and fabrics that are going out of stock. We inform our clients and make sure we have only the best available or suggest an alternative that is so similar.
Sustainability – Being able to promote our product as having environmentally friendly and ‘give back’ features is always a bonus that we are proud of. Having the tools to choose the right fabrics for your product each season is crucial to your business and here at Weave It we love nothing more than helping our clients to achieve their goals and leave here saticefied.