You’ve got to get Sampling right!
The sampling process is a complex, challenging process that has huge implications on a brand’s lead times and product quality.
But lots of brands neglect to understand not only how this affects their own process, if not done right, but also how it affects manufacturers.
Sampling is a mini production run for manufacturers who need to source everything needed for a single item, which means accurate tech packs are crucial. A tiny mistake in the sample approval process can mean a whole production run can go waste.
This is why creating a system that allows brands and manufacturers to collaborate quickly and accurately on sampling and reduce lead times, was crucial when designing the features of SupplyCompass.
Watch/Listen to Co-Founder + Head of Product, Flora Davidson, explain why sampling needs to be taken seriously by brands who want to streamline their production and work effectively with their manufacturers, understanding their needs.
Want to read and view the full Talking Tech series where Flora talks about the specific problems in the fashion industry that SupplyCompass is uniquely solving?
Click the following links to read the full series:
- Fashion is Creative, Tech needs to be too
- Here’s how Tech enables Sustainability
- SMEs need agile, hybrid tech
- Tech needs to be 2-sided and Collaborative
- You’ve got to get Sampling right!
- Enter Collaborative Date-ing.
- It’s all about The Style.
- The Agile PLM for SMEs
- Brands need Structured, Shared Workspaces.
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Nayanika is a designer, writer and illustrator whose work spans research, storytelling and strategy for sustainability in fashion. Her interests specifically lie in sustainable supply chains, craft production/innovation, circular economies and design for social innovation. She graduated from the prestigious MA Fashion Futures program at London College of Fashion with a Distinction in 2019, and has researched at and written for Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Fashion Revolution, amongst others.
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