Manufacturing the fabrics
Every fashion designer is making a wide use of a variety of fabrics and matching them to the dresses in the primary stage of the design. As someone who possesses extensive experience, Racheli cultivates close ties with a number of manufacturing plants for fabrics in Europe and India which provide embroidered fabrics for the designers’ choice, using technological or manual means.
Be that as it may, every designer has the option to create the appropriate fabric which is most suitable to each unique design which compliments their design plan.
So how is this process taking place? The manufacturing plant is offering a variety of collections of fabrics which are produced and developed in the plant, and the designers have the option to choose fabrics from these collections of fabrics or simply to get an impression of the plant’s manufacturing capabilities and apply them in their own designs.
It is here that the factory can produce embroider works on a variety of fabrics from various qualities such as tulle fabric, Organza etc. The embroidered fabrics are manufactured using various and varied threads, whereas the embroider can be in a repetitive size of 16,40,80 cm depending on the width of the required design.
The minimum amount per order starts from 7.5 meters, and the rolls can be supplied in the length of 5.5, 7.5 or 10.5.
In the factory’s disposal are machines that have the capability to embroider with sequins and beads directly on to the fabric, according to the size of the beads and the required technique. In addition, there’s an option to perform embroider jobs in 3D fabrics with various techniques and with beading in various sizes performed by hand. If the designers wish to design a fabric with their own personal preferences, they can prepare a sketch of the element in which they are interested in. The sketch should be in a size of 1:1 and comes with precise instructions regarding specific preferences. For example: Sequins or beads as well as specifying their locations.
Upon receiving the sketch from the designer and after understanding the needs, the factory will then issue a price estimate per meter of fabric and after receiving the principal approval from the designer on the price quote and development costs, the factory will, prepare and send the fabric example in the computer for the approval of the model and composition by the designer. Upon receiving confirmation from the designer, the factory will than begin preparing a fabric swatch with embroider so that the designer will be able to see if the model was embroidered in the same density as he or she requested or not. If there are comments, another model will be sent until receiving final confirmation on the model which will proceed to production.
Some development costs are one-time, and these will be paid separately from the cost of fabric per meter. Developing a length of fabric takes 15-30 days, according to the level of difficulty of the fabric and whether there are custom hand jobs or not. Manufacturing the fabric takes between 30-60 days depending on the busy periods and the level of manufacturing difficulty. Shipping the fabric is done via air transport by various shipping companies and isn’t included in the cost of the fabric.