Clothing Manufacturers Asia is Southeast Asia's leading clothing manufacturing agency. We are hired by fashion brands from all over the world to project manage the sourcing and ethical manufacturing of their clothing.
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Design Tech Packs Luh Dewi
How To Design Tech Packs For Clothing & Apparel
Clothing Tech Packs are the blueprints to your garments, and an essential tool required to obtain production costs, MOQs, or timeframes. It’s a way to communicate precisely with any manufacturer anywhere in the world – it’s the industry standard. You must complete every step of this page to appropriately design your tech pack, providing the right information to our manufacturers.
Choose how you’d like to send us your apparel tech packs. We recommend trying Techpacker; it’s free! They are the top tech pack and clothing design platform in the world. If you want to upload your own, click Upload My Own.
Do you have any images that you would like to share with us for inspiration? Knowing which garments you’re looking to make instantly allows us to understand the possibilities and can help us prepare for our call.
Yes, one of our dedicated Project Managers will call you to discuss your exact requirements. We leave nothing to chance.
Send us images of your garments or images from the internet along with your previously designed tech packs.
Step 2 – How Many Styles & Pieces?
In your apparel tech packs, you need to indicate the number of styles of garments you’re looking to produce, and how many pieces you need of each style.
In the clothing manufacturing industry, most manufacturers have minimum order quantities that need to be met. To learn more on this topic, read our FAQs about manufacturers’ MOQs.
The lowest MOQs within our network begin at 30 to 50 pieces per style + per color + per artwork, along with total order MOQs.
Step 3 – What Fabrics & Materials Are You Working With?
The more fabrics and materials you need, the more suppliers we connect to your production.
CMA works with the top fabrics and materials suppliers from around Southeast Asia, and the world. You can source all of your materials through us.
Indicate your fabrics / materials needs in your clothing tech packs. If you have images of items like buttons or zippers, add them too. Your Project Manager can also provide recommendations to help you make the best decision.
Step 4 – What Colour of Fabric Would You Like?
It’s a rainbow out there! Whether you have a specific colour of fabric you want to match, or choose from existing stock colours, everything is possible.
Simply choose your Pantone colour, and enter that into your tech packs. If specific stock colours are not available with our suppliers, you can have your fabric dyed. For more on dyeing click here.
Step 5 – What Are Your Seam-to-Seam Measurements?
Are you looking for a specific fit for your clothing or do you need garments that are already designed? Our Production and White-label services offer the best of both worlds.
If you would like a specific fit, then you need to include supporting images with seam measurements in your tech packs. Ensure you indicate every seam, just like in the example image on the right. For our White-label service, click here.
These measurements are used to calculate your fabric consumption and sizing. Size grading is available but for now, we need the scale of just one size.
Step 6 – Do You Need Any Printing or Embroidery?
Do you have a logo or image you want to print on your clothing? Perhaps you need to print an entire fabric roll? High quality embroidery and laser cutting are also available.
With printing or embellishment work, we need you to send us your digital graphics files in either AI, JPEG, PNG, or PSD formats. They will need to be in true scale, in centimeters, so the manufacturers can also accurately calculate your printing costs.
For more information about printing and embellishment work, click here.
Step 7 – Do You Need Swing Tags or Labels?
Clothing care labels, hot-press labels, swing tags, and woven labels can be produced to meet your exact needs.
Simply create a tech pack for the label type you want and include its specifications. Our suppliers will need to see your preferred dimensions, card stock, whether they’re single or double-sided, its string, its eyelet or pin, the graphics and text, thread colour for woven labels, number of colours in your design, etc.
But I’m not a Designer!
No problem. We have a White-label Wholesale Shop online.
You can simply visit our Shop, choose the clothes you want to customise with your own branding, printing, or embroidery, and place your order.
Get our manufacturers’ pricing on everything.
Show your customers that you are an eco-friendly business.
You can now order 100% recyclable, compostable, environmentally responsible packaging that can be printed with eco-ink. We will pack your completed clothes in these instead of plastic.
To order your eco-friendly garment sleeves, visit our shop.
Free Professional Tech Packs
Clothing Manufacturers Asia has teamed up with one of the world’s most exciting startups called TechPacker.com.
Their online platform is free and easy to use. You can create beautiful, professional tech packs, in minutes. And it’s loaded with features!
We highly recommend you register with TechPacker to get started on making powerful tech packs for your business.