Once you find a good factory that can manufacture your products for you, the first thing that you will want is ‘samples’. The crucial part is when you have to communicate with the clothing manufacturer in such a way that he can envision the same product that you have in your mind. From the cuts and tones to the prints and textures, all has to be comprehended in order for work to proceed. In other words, a sample is a product that is made before production. This is the way every product has to look after production.

Sample cutting
Clothing sample cutting

Samples are the basic road maps leading towards the true vision of your product. Samples can also be called the framework or the basic foundation of your entire line. They reflect one’s choices, moods, tones, and the personality of the owner. So, what is the best way to communicate with your clothing manufacturer? The most important thing is building a relationship with them. You have to meet them on common grounds. In order for them to envision what you want; all communication has to be open and honest.  The two major aspects of any production are trust and communication. Maintain your composure and be ready for flaws and faults for the course is not always smooth. Samples are the most crucial part of any business. So, you must keep a calm demeanor and practice problem-solving strategies.

The best first samples are produced when both parties play their part. Humans are prone to errors; hence expectations shouldn’t reach the skies from both ends. Hence, in order for your manufacturer to read through the lines, he has to get to know you first. Paying regular visits and taking care of details, such as color blending and tones and textures, can only be perfect if the designer and owner can look at them in real life. Factories like the samples to look in a certain way. They want to see samples that can help them sell more products in the future. Thus, the more samples you get made that don’t go into production, the greater are the chances of the manufacturer letting you go. Hence, try your best to present the tiniest details to them. Always ask for one sample to be made at a time. Remember, slow and steady wins the race.