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:

“Why?”

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.

Best Regards,

Pranay