Technical specifications are a crucial part of developing and manufacturing a marketable product. The technical files include every bit of information required to create the product, including finished art files if required for prints, labels and specific component details.
Detailed technical specifications ensure the design idea is translated accurately into product. The technical specifications also act as a part of the manufacturing contract, indicating the quality parameters in all aspects of the product.
Jamie’s wide experience in the development and manufacturing of garments and products will ensure your local and overseas production experience is a smooth one.
The below technical specification types are required for the best production outcomes:
Please contact Jamie to discuss your tech-pack and manufacturing requirements for local and/or overseas production.
1. Sample & Make Specifications
The ‘sample and make’ specifications are required at the initial sampling stage and through to the production phase. This sheet includes all make and component details for producing the product and can include some basic measurements to help the sampling process.
When the manufacturing is based overseas, this spec sheet is often used in conjunction with the digital pattern files to help the manufacturer accurately cost the garment unit price before sampling and to accurately produce a first sample once the unit price has been negotiated.
2. Graded Size Specifications
Graded size specifications ensure the digital production pattern is graded to represent all sizes accurately and to provide the manufacturer with a clear guide to the measurement parameters and tolerances required in production. This graded specification is introduced into the production process once the approved pre-production samples are measured using various measurement points relating to the essential garment dimensions.
3. Quality Control Specifications
Pre-production quality control reports are important documents detailing quality parameters required to produce a marketable product. Without the quality stipulations prior to production, the manufacturing can quickly steer off-course. Along with an approved pre-production sample in bulk fabric, the QC report is a reference to both manufacturer and the buyer to ensure quality expectations are mutually understood and met.
4. Fabrication, Print, Labeling & Custom Details
To compliment the first three main specification types for sampling and production, the final technical pack for production may require a number of other specifications to address in detail the components within the design.
Be it custom fabrication details, print designs, colour-way information, labeling and custom component designs, all require specifications for clear communication about the detail within the product to be manufactured.
Finished art files for prints, logos, labeling and garment components are also provided within the final tech pack files.