Many accessory and sportswear brands are moving towards using design consultants. An accessory company may not have a certain category that would be a natural compliment to their established business, i.e hats. They may have an interest in expanding their business, adding incremental income and would like to offer their buyers other products besides the ones they currently create and sell. The same may be true for a sportswear company that is looking to expand into the accessory space.
Working with a design consultant vs. hiring a full time designer is a low risk way to test the waters with the retailers and consumers. To hire someone full time when you are not sure the new category is going to be well received can be tricky and a huge waste of time and money. To hire a full time designer is a big commitment and an expensive risk if the venture is unsuccessful.
“Trust your instincts” – Alixx Schottland
We are here to help. Whether you find yourselves swamped with a private label project, a special collection for a buyer/retailer, need to urgently finish a line, or simply seek a fresh perspective on your business we are HERE … We can design from soup to nuts, lend a helping hand or completely take over!
Our experience is vast and with many years in the accessories industry we can share our global design vision as well as expand your company’s successful design formula.
We offer cutting edge design without the big commitment!
How we work:
We are a full service design consulting firm that offers on trend design in accessories to include- hats, cold weather, handbags, backpacks, gift items, scarves, tech accessories and bath and body
Our consulting services are as follows:
- Fabric and Trim sourcing
- Global sourcing and inspiration trips
- Trend shopping and sample purchasing
- Market analysis
- Graphic Tech( spec sheets) Packs for all designs
- Balanced cohesive design collections
- Finished samples
- Graphic line sheets
- Trend/Mood boards
- DVD of all designs commissioned
- Showroom set up before market
- Interface with production team to ensure timely sample delivery
- Work with production team to make sure samples come in correctly
- Provide client with all costs for each design
- Work within all budgets for all markets
- Work from our design loft or your offices
- Our design fee is based on time and scope of project
DESIGN CONSULTING provides all the services that you have come to expect from your in house design team at a half the price. With over 15 years experience, amazing industry contacts – from fabric to factories we make exciting things happen.