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Development and Production - Part 2

Continuing our previous post about development and production:

After all, being happy and motivated, now you are heading back to the specialist and starting to collaborate with her again to create the patterns of different sizes, while applying the necessary changes. When you are ready for the 3rd time regarding this particular model, you go back to the tailory and ask them to make some more test models to see, if distinct sizes are differentiated properly, or not. If you are lucky, they are. With minor changes. Of course.

Almost ready! It has to be tested. You find people, whose reviews are trusted and they tell you their experiences regardless being good or bad (obviously there are only good experiences, what else?). They provide us plenty of information about ergonomy and usability, so I would like to thank them for their feedback and tell them how much I appreciate their evaluation!

And the most important part: you test the product (and/or its materials) by yourself! Test it amongst circumstances being so bad, it has never been made for. You spill oil on the fabric, you try to light it up, try to tear the cloth, clean it in an inappropriate way, wring and stretch it, you try to kill it! There might be some failures and weak points, that you can see only amongst these circumstances. After knowing the possible occasional weak points, you can now correct these mistakes and the product is ready for production.

You now have your wonderful tailoring patterns, sample garments, extensive test results, etc. Do you have the fabrics? Other materials, accessories? Yes, you do, because we wrote about them in our previous entry. Oh, before I forget: have you completed the development process of other models? You know… Recon pants, field shirts, Wombat shirts… Because tactical pants without field shirts, or combat shirts aren’t so satisfying as an assortment themselves.

Of course you have every needed items of production! And obviously you have all of the tailoring patterns of distinct clothes. Now, find out, what narrow fabrics match the main fabrics in colour and purpose. Decide, which other materials will do the job and what your models should finally look. Search for the fabrics, compare them, make your calculations, organise, overprepare, take everything to the tailory and be motivated enough to wait for the production in patience and hope, that everything will be fine.

After some weeks you can already hold the products of your imagination in your hands and you can see your assortment as it is. Hey, and didn’t you forget something? You have a brand. Does it have an image? Of course it does! So I hope, you didn’t forget to create and apply cool labels on your clothes to make it possible for your customers to express, how proud they are to wear Wombat Tactical clothes. ;)

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