The least glamorous, but possibly the most important aspect of bringing a fashion product or collection to market is production and manufacturing. For most designers and small fashion brands, finding sources of (small quantities) production is the most challenging element to get right. Too often, designers find themselves with orders to fulfil, but not the right company to produce them. Especially small amounts. While there are endless options for production, both domestic and international, finding quality suppliers can be difficult. Although producers have become more open to working with young designers, your orders (in small, unpredictable quantities) may tend to get pushed to the back of the order queue, meaning that your deliveries may be later than bigger brands, which can negatively impact sell-through rates and vendor relationships. (Business of Fashion).
HOW DOES IT WORK
FORZA FASHION HOUSE launched a project together with local designers and Emir Durut of the company slowFASHIONfast.com, and is looking for opportunities to produce in Maastricht. Can you relate to this as a designer and do you want more information or support on production? Contact Fashion House Maastricht via firstname.lastname@example.org
During FASHIONCLASH designers were able to register for the private view presentation of Slow Fashion Production. During this presentation he elaborated more on how to work with a garment producer and what is important, the possiblities of producing small quantities, his company and his philosophy of slow fashion production in general.