Small Volume Production
At TEG International, we pride ourselves on being an invaluable resource for independent designers. We offer in-house production on a small-scale where no minimums are required. In-house capabilities cater to small volume production of 10-50 pieces, with a high-end apparel focus. All pieces are cut and sewn in our vertically-integrated facilities, by year-round full-time employees, allowing the highest level of quality to be found.
Our In-Studio Production team specializes in small volume (low minimum cut and sew manufacturing) cuts of 10-50 pieces. This lends itself to high-end brands that require special handling or quality, brands seeking rush orders, or brands seeking runs for publicity or up-front inventory for start-up sales. All garments are sewn by highly-skilled sample production sewers capable of all garment categories, with special handling. Most of our in-house team have worked together for many years and all regard their sewing as their craft, taking each project into special consideration.
In-House Production Services include:
- Fusing (individual or block fusing)
- Send-out Coordination (screen printing, embroidery, pleating, etc)
- Production Sewing (10-50 pieces per style)
- Hand Sewing
All small-volume production is contracted with quick turnarounds of 4-8 weeks, with rush deliveries available in as little as 1-4 weeks with a rush fee applied. All production projects are managed by our Project Managers daily, and go through our intensive quality control checks. A top-of-production (TOP) is provided for approval by the customer, with QC checks completed regularly during production, and upon completion, ensuring quality and timing meet our standards.
Starting in a shipping container in Laguna Beach as The Evans Group, Jennifer began seeking out the highest-skilled seamstresses, cutters, and pattern makers around to form her team with. This team has solidified a process and camaraderie that has provided over 750 designers with exceptional quality and service. Fast-forward 10 years and many of those same craftsmen still work with Jennifer, along with new craftsmen who's skills match their colleagues, approaching each new project with the same intensity for quality and craftsmanship as the first. These teams work in TEG's Los Angeles and San Francisco locations, providing local designers with what is known as the best quality in town.
In-house pricing includes a review of each piece by the head sample maker and project manager. Prices are based off of the labor time involved, and are presented in per piece prices to the client, with the additional related fees. All prices are agreed to prior to any work starting, and do not change once contracted, unless there is a design change by the client. Payment terms for in-studio production are 50% deposit, and 50% COD, with additional fees paid in full upon contractual signing.
TEG offers production costing to those clients it developed, as well as those developed with outside sources. A fee of $150 will be applied to all production costing, with a complete production costing report provided.
The report provides costing at 3 different volume levels, and with all pre-production and related fees. A physical sample and pattern is required for all production costing, and approximately 5 working days.
All patterns from an outside source are tested with a sample sewn, for a fee of $200 per sample, prior to any production. Any necessary pattern adjustments will be billed at our hourly rate of $99.50 per hour.
Production Costing includes:
- Pre-production prices
- Grading and marking has a $150 minimum.
- Grading is $49.50 per size (up to 7 pattern pieces), and $8 per additional piece.
- Digitizing is $49.50 per pattern (up to 7 pattern pieces), and $8 per additional piece.
- Marking is $49.50 per size (up to 7 pattern pieces), and $8 per additional piece.
- Cutting has a $200 cut minimum and can accommodate up to 3 color ways and 4 sizes.
- Additional Services include fusing, packaging, handwork, etc. and pricing is given upon request.
- Cut and sew prices for small volume, in-house production:
- 1-10 pieces per style - billed at sample rates of $200 per piece, on average
- 10-50 pieces per style - costing provided upon request with a physical sample
All production projects are managed by a designated production manager, eliminating the need for a personal production manager. The TEG production manager coordinates all steps of the production with the client and related partners. They serve as your coordinator and trouble shoot any issues that may arise, as well as ensure the specified quality and schedule is met.
- Project management fees
- $500 per style
Please fee free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with any questions.