Patterns in minutes. Custom tailored clothes in hours! Part II
Converting your style and brand into an online custom clothing business sounds fantastic. But how does it really work? With this article we'll walk through some of the steps.
Bringing your clothing business online
The process of bringing your clothing or fashion accessories online has never been easier with the help of 3D parametric models, digital patterning and a host of ready-to-use tools for garment manufacturing (cut and sew) and online storefront deployment. The basic steps are as follows:
- design your garment or fashion line and make the commitment to launch your business
- convert your concepts into 3D parametric garment model(s)
- promote your presence online
- capture the client's measurements in-studio or online
- let the client
- add details like pockets, button types, zippers, etc
- select (or define) the fabric and graphics
- preview the finished custom garment
- collect payment (before you cut)
- submit the garment to fulfillment partners to be printed, cut, sewn and then delivered
Focus on our brand, Partner for everything else.
The process is enabled by a network of 3D CAD users/designers, digital pattering software, cut and sew microfactories, and eCommerce partners. Once defined the solution is managed via a single set of software tools on your desktop or tablet.
The use of 3D parametric model templates makes the process easy. 3D CAD designers like the Rhino Specialist network are available to edit avatars and fashion model templates to meet the needs of your design. Just select the template and your clients measurements, then update the values and view the new design.
Digital patterning software from ExactFlat takes the 3D model and converts it into a perfect pattern after you input your client measurements. Cut and Sew Microfactories like the solutions offered by Next Wave use the patterns and graphic textures as input then print, and cut the pieces and send them off to be sewn together and shipped to the client.
The handshake between the partners is all handled via simple to use and edit fashion builder toolkits. The result is that any fashionista or style-maven can turn their trending-setting skills into a boutique business.
If you want to explore the process of turning your fashion sense into a successful online business today, call us and talk to an expert. Ask about the ExactFlat Monarch Fashion builder toolkit.