Frequently Asked Questions
We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive from our clients.
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We provide both in-house Studio Level Production with cuts of 10-50 pieces, and factory level production with low minimums of 50 pieces per style, and larger volumes for scalability.
Our in-house Studio Level Production lends itself to high-end brands that require special handling or quality, brands seeking rush orders, or brands seeking runs for publicity or up-front inventory for start-up sales, including no minimum cut and sew manufacturing services.
Our Factory Level Production specializes in cuts of 50-100, 100-300, and 300-500 pieces per style. We work with a small selection of partner factories which have gone through extensive vetting and are in full compliance of California labor laws, TEG’s intensive quality standards, and several large retailer’s private certification processes.
Our manufacturing services include:
- Production Sewing
- Hand Sewing
- Trimming & Packing
- Installation Projects
- Dedicated Sewing Modulars
All production projects are managed by TEG project managers and production managers, who work directly with the clients, ensuring TEG´s intensive quality control and reliable deliveries are in place.
At TEG we are dedicated to supporting independent fashion designers, we offer complete cut and sew manufacturing services with no minimums. All of our cut and sew clothing services utilize state-of-the-art facilities and machinery. We are fully committed to creating truly customized production services for your brand, stitched to perfection.
Cut and sew services in Los Angeles include:
- In-House studio level production with no minimum required, up to 50 pieces per style.
Sewn art installations and special request projects.
- Factory-level production with low minimums, 50 pieces per style and larger volumes for scalability.
- All cut and sew production projects are managed by our project managers daily. This includes intensive quality control checks.
- Collaborations with a select few specialized large-scale manufacturing factories.
We offer our clients a complete range of production services, competitive costs and scalability.
Cut and sew services San Francisco include:
- Full-service development packages and small volume fulfillment ranging from 1-10 pieces per order.
- A special emphasis on complexity, specializing in high-end gowns, evening wear and bridal wear.
- Industry leading experts in avant-garde collections.
Production pricing includes a review of each piece by the production floor manager and production manager. Prices are based on the labor time involved and are presented in per piece prices to the client, with the additional related fees. All prices are agreed to prior to any work starting and do not change once contracted unless there is a design change by the client.
Report provides costing at 3 different volume levels (10-50, 50-100, and 100-300 pieces), with all pre-production and related fees. A physical sample and pattern are required for all production costing. The process takes approximately one work week to complete.
Production Costing includes:
- Pre-production prices
- Digitizing, grading and marking
- Additional services
- Project Management
Each project is completely unique, the differing complexity and custom apparel require varied hours and labor. Once we have completed your finished samples we can accurately cost for production.
Click below to see our development packages costs:
Payment terms for pre-production are due in full, and production fees are paid with a 50% deposit, and 50% COD, upon contractual signing.
All of our package prices are based on standard designs, with an estimated 4-5 hours of work for each pattern and sample (Los Angeles), or bridal and eveningwear designs, with an estimated 8-10 hours of work for each pattern and sample (San Fransisco). Payment terms are due in full upon contractual signing, all work is completed on a contractual basis, with a guaranteed schedule agreed-upon.
All Studio Level Production is contracted with quick turnarounds of 4-8 weeks, with rush deliveries available in as little as 1-4 weeks, with a rush fee applied.
Development packages are contracted with an 8 week turnaround, from the agreed-upon start date. Start dates are based on receipt of all designs, fabrics, and trims by the customer, and TEG’s current schedule at the time of contracting. Contracts are provided with a 1 year time period to complete the project.
We provide a range of sourcing services to assist clients find the right fabrics and trims for their projects.
Working with our full-time Sourcing Manager, you can choose a sourcing consultation meeting, with a source list tailored to your collection, or full-service sourcing that provides start-to-finish sourcing for each style.
We have worked with a range of brands, from clothing lines just starting out to well-established fashion brands. We have worked with many successful clients over the years, establishing ourselves as one of the top clothing manufacturers. All pieces are cut and sewn in our vertically-integrated facilities, by year-round full-time employees, allowing the highest level of quality to be found.
Our clients include:
You can see our full portfolio of clients here.
All of the garments are sewn by highly skilled production sewers, capable of ALL garment categories. Our machines are suitable for light and heavyweight sewing, including:
- Cut and sew knits
- Athletic wear
- And more…
All production projects are managed by a designated production manager, eliminating the need for a personal production manager.
The TEG production manager coordinates all steps of the production with the client and related partners. They serve as your coordinator and troubleshoot any issues that may arise, as well as ensure the specified quality and schedule is met.