A question we get asked a lot by designers is:
“Do you charge for sample development?”
Our Reply: Yes, we do.
The next question usually is:
The reason we charge for sample development, especially for custom made styles is because:
We need to develop patterns,and grade them; We need to source special fabrics, engage a cutting supervisor; We need to sew and finish a high quality sample, get it shipped to you; We need to work on the comments, feedback, and work on 1 iteration.
All this takes a lot of effort. and time. and money.
This is why we request a sample development fee.
Our sample fees are refunded on an order of $5000 or more in the ordered style.