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  Sampling Import Clothing

Style Source is not a sample house. We only develop samples for customers who understand our production minimums and who have the immediate capability to support production orders upon sample approval. We will submit fabric swatches, lab dips, findings samples, etc. leading up to prototypes for construction and fit. We will do this free of charge as long as you place a production order within a month of sample approval. The only expenses you will incur are freight charges (typically $40-$70 per package from Asia).

For each item to be developed we will require a $400 deposit. We will deduct freight charges from your account funds. In the event you do not order from us, you will forfeit your deposit balance as a development fee. (For larger programs, please inquire as to required deposit fees.)

At Style Source, we expect our customers to provide as much information regarding production as possible. A fully developed "spec pack" is ideal. Click here for a sample spec pack. If you do not have the internal capabilities needed to develop a spec pack we can do it for you ($150 per pack).

It is essential that we provide as much information as possible to our overseas vendors. Information we will need includes:
  • Size range
  • Critical dimension measurements
  • Findings details (zippers, buttons, etc.)
  • Thread colors
  • Fabric criteria (content, construction, weight, color, etc.)
  • .Jpg of art needed for printing or embroidery
  • Placement specifications
  • Labeling information
  • Packaging requirements and materials
  • Technical drawing or samples
Typical lead time for first samples is 20-25 business days. First samples will be in like fabric and will be designed for fit and construction only. Sales samples may be ordered once fit/construction is approved. The ability to produce sales samples is predicated on availability of textiles. If your program mandates custom colors or fabrics a commitment will be required against the minimum fabric that must be produced. Sales samples are billed at 2-1/2 times quoted price.

For more information on Style Source, click here or call 910-399-2288.
 


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