The Evans Group (TEG) supports independent design and preserves craftsmanship in providing high-end fashion development and production services. Since its inception in 2005, TEG has served more than 1000 emerging and established clothing brands, and has created over 30 year-round, living wage jobs.
The Evans Group (TEG) was founded in 2005 by Jennifer Evans. Jennifer began her career at Marta Kappl Couture while studying business in San Francisco. Seeking high-quality workmanship for the designer’s pieces, she was assigned to New York City to lead the acquisition of couture and tailoring facilities. It was during this four-year experience that she learned the unique process of creating high-end apparel for an independent designer, and the needs of the factory workers alike.
With a desire to contribute toward change, Jennifer branched out to the non-profit sector, spending four years at the International Academy of Irvine. She was tasked with creating a social enterprise program for the school. Jennifer developed a program aimed at training garment workers from mass-production factories, to sew high-end clothing in small volumes, serving independent designers. The program, originally intended as a fundraising measure for the school, was inundated almost overnight with orders. Unknowingly, Jennifer had sewn the seeds of The Evans Group.
Fast forward 15 years, and TEG continues as a vertically-integrated fashion development and production house committed to supporting independent designers and preserving craftsmanship. It consists of renowned studios in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and international programs alike. TEG employs some of the most skilled pattern makers and sewers in the US, allowing it to offer a complete suite of in-house development and production services. TEG continues to be a leader in the fashion industry, instilling ethics, transparency, and best practices into every project.
UNPARALELLED EXPERIENCE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Founder and Owner
Client Development Manager
LA Master Patternmaker
LA Lead Samplemaker
LA Production & Sourcing Manager
SF Master Patternmaker
SF Lead Samplemaker
LA In-house Production Floor Manager
The Development Process
Meet with our Client Development Manager in one of our studios or remotely, to meet TEG and learn more about our services.
Once contracted, you will have an intake meeting with your Project Manager. They will be your main point of contact, and ensure your project is completed on-time and to your satisfaction.
Add-on Design Services with a TEG Designer if you need extra help creating designs, merchandising your collection, or having formal tech packs made.
Add-on Sourcing Services for help finding the right fabrics and trims for your project and calculating yields.
Technical Review with Patternmaker
Meet with your Patternmaker and review each of your designs technically. Bring your sketches, reference garments, and pictures, for an in-depth review of your collection.
1st Patterns and Samples
Let our in-house development team do it’s magic, creating your first patterns and samples for each of your designs.
Fitting and Adjustments
Either in-person or remotely, review the fit of your first samples on a fit model with your pattern maker.
After the patternmaker makes any adjustments, two duplicate samples are created for each style, along with production-ready patterns.
TEG provides comprehensive production costing reports for three volume levels, 10-50 pcs, 50-100 pcs, and 100-300+ pieces per style, and all related fees.
TEG Production Process
Meet with your Production Manager, who will be your main contact throughout the project, to review your timelines and specifications.
Grading & Marking
Using Gerber, our team will grade your patterns to your desired size range, and create efficient markers for cutting.
Our cutters will use the markers created to expertly cut your production, whether small or large volume.
Inspect and approve a TOP sample (top of production), for construction and quality before any production begins.
Garments are placed within a production sewing modular that specializes in the type of apparel they are working with: wovens, knits, athletic wear, gowns, etc.
Your assigned Production Manager does quality checks daily while the garments are in-process, as well as upon completion of sewing, and upon delivery.
Your completed production will be delivered in-person or in a shipment to you. You are all set to deliver your first orders!
Review your project with your Production Manager, and discuss your next season!