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Textile Consulting Service for: Consulting Service for new Brands,
Designers, Start-Ups initiating in the textile business.
We offer: Pre-production Development, Assistance, Branding,
Production Allocation and Quality Control.




THE AGENCY

This company was born after learning that not always a brand is conceived Technical Textile Business.
There are a lot of Start ups and Entrepenuers that just begin with a new project without knowing the real level of complexity that in needed to run an Apparel Brand Business. Coming out of a country where the Textile Business was well developed from ancient years, that is always in a constant update process, keeping the vanguardista performance and offering a wide variaties of possibilities for production, not only in terms of fibers and blends that can be sourced but also, in the structures that can be pursued, adding up that we conduct a sustainable business, we decide to make a contribution with all new project that are interested in our service, aiming to partner with each client in order to launch a successful business that meet all requirements and that becomes as affordable as possible. We specialize in DEVELOPMENT: fabric, styles, collections, artworks, brands, trims, ideas, dreams, realities.




TEXTILE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

When the Brand designer has fine-tuned ideas and designs, tthose designs need to be brought from sketches into a prototypes or phisical samples. This process in known as Product Development.
The main elements that Product Development need:

Tech Pack

Preparing a complete TP is one of key details that each style to be developed needs. The TP is essentially a blueprint of each style that will be produced. TP needs to have complete and accurate detail of each style that will be produced. The document should contains:
• Measurement tables (specifiying the base size of your Brand)
• How to measure guide (showing how your Brand takes each measurement point)
• Fabric information
• Combos / Coloways
• Sewing and Packing Trims information and their placement
• Embellisment information (mentioning technique, placement, and artwork)
• Complete packing requirements

Patterns

The pattern as the backbone of a well-constructed product. will be the responsable of the fit of each style of your Brand. They have a lot of control over the quality of your design. Once a pattern maker drafts your patterns, the next step is cut and sew. It is important to remark that the fit of your garment is one of the most important characteristics that will make your potential nitch to engaged with your Brand, and most important, keeping always sizes even will help on the sucess.

Prototype

The “proto” will be the first time that your design becomes real, and your can have it phisically. It is the first piece that will be real after having the pattern ready. It very important to have it in correct fabric structure but available stock. In that way you will see how the fabric chosen behaive and Works with your desing. The main thing your prototype test is true fit, fabrication, and function of the garment.

Fit Sample

Once the proto gets comments, the work on getting the perfect fit begins. It might take couple or several fit samples until is finalized. Just then is when we have to run pattern grading and a the Size set (all size run to verify how production will fit).

Grading

Grading is a system of increasing and decreasing sizing. The range of sizes and how the progresión each one will be handled is the brands decisión. This process creates a different size pattern for each one of your products to get the size set done.

Pre Production sample: THE “PP SAMPLE

After your finalized fit simple process, and production fabric is ordered, the next step is to have your PP sample made. PP samples are used to show how production will be. They include all of the correct fabrics, trims, label placements and construction details. *Please note that cost for samples and prototypes will often be more expensive than production costs. This is due to the fact that it takes more time to understand the initial construction of your designs. Also it takes more time because you are cutting and sewing single units rather than bulk production.

Minimums

The minimum order quantity is the number of products / items per style/color/size a factory will accept. If you choose a manufacturer that specializes in working with startup brands then minimum order quantity will be low. On the other hand, factories who only work with existing brands or offshore manufacturers may have a higher number of required units to start production. We will make sure to offer your the best option for you production.

LEADTIMES

• Customized color development: Lap dips 10 Business Days
• Customized color development: Yarn Dips 15 Business Days
• Fabric Sourcing: 10-15 Business Days
• Base Pattern: 10 Business Days
• Prototype: 7 Business Days
• Embellisment development: Embroidery & Screen Print 10 Business Days
• Trims Development: may vary

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Alicia Belaunde

CEO

THE OWNER

Alicia Belaunde has Textiles in her DNA. Her arrival into the Textile World was already written. She is not only an expert in the Pre Production and Production processes but also, a citizen of the world that refines her taste constantly and is able to involved herself with different tendencies, ideas, and trendy movement.
Despite she decided to take Business Administration as her major, she was always related with textiles. Her mother, Alice, used to knit sweaters at home with an old Singer Machine driven by a hand card, sew dresses and bags for both of them and decorate them with hand printed details… So nicely done that small productions were home made and sold to close friends.
Alicia, went to Florida and in the meantime she was studying her carrier, she bought an Electric singer machine and began with Burda’s patterns to make cloths for herself. The first piece she made for herself was a MC Hammer gold pant. Whenever she finished her carrier she returned to Peru and took some design courses just until she moved to Bordeaux, France where she went to Ecole de Conde to take BTS Fashion Design and Styilism.
She got the opportunity to take a course in ESDi in Barcelona of Cool Hunting and Trend Research in Fashion Industry.
Once, her European adventure finished, she made an short term in SF design school and then went to Boston to take International Business Development course. Back in Lima, she opened up A Textile Touch from Peru, a Broker specialized in placing production order in Peru, offering Quality Control and Export service.