GENERAL FAQ 


Am I able to receive updates on the progress of my samples?: 

Yes, you will be able to receive updates when fit samples are ready and before they ship out to you.  

How long will the product development process be?: 

The product development process consists of a series of steps which include the conceptualization, design, development, and marketing of newly created or newly rebranded goods and/or services. This process ultimately depends on your payment agreement and can take anywhere from a minimum of 6 weeks.

Does the team update the clients in each stage of the process?:

Yes! We update all of our clients at each stage of the process and once each stage begins you will be notified.

Do I own my pattern/design, or is it property of LC Apparel?:

Yes, you do own your patterns and designs and are available for you once paid in full. 

Is it faster or better to do product development locally or internationally?:

It is better to do product development locally rather than internationally because in the event that you do bump into issues along the way, it is easier to solve them in your area than having to go overseas. 

What kind of changes are permitted during the fit session?:

Only sizing/fit alterations can be made during the fit session. However, design changes are based on our discretion. 

If I’m not happy with my sample what is the procedure?: 

LC Apparel Consulting has a NO refund policy. We will make every reasonable accommodation possible before production is made. 

What if I want to add fabric sourcing after the fitting session and how does that affect the process?: 

Yes, it is possible, but it will further delay the process.


What if I want to change my fabric after the pattern is made?: 

If the fabric changes are significant then there will be an additional pattern edit fee.

What if I want to change my sample sizing after the pattern is made?:

Unfortunately, that cannot be done, you would need to request a new pattern to be made at an additional charge. 

Do you accept outside patterns?: 

Yes, however, if they are not industry-standard there will be an additional pattern correction fee. 

What the minimum and maximum order quantity for production?:

LC Apparel Consulting has no MOQ.

 What is your minimum and maximum order quantity for product development?: 

LC Apparel Consulting has no MOQ.

What is the process if I already have a sample?: 

You must provide a pattern for your sample. If you are ready to go into production you must request your production order so that we can provide you with a production quota. If you do not have a pattern, we will create one for your sample for an additional charge. 

What if I have a design idea and cannot sketch?: 

LC Apparel Consulting provides Design Development Sessions where we sketch your ideas, give you fabric knowledge, and create a cohesive collection assortment for you to move forward with sampling and product development.


PAYMENT AND INVOICING FAQ

Do you have financing plans available?:

Yes, we offer 3-6 installments on a bi-weekly to monthly payment schedule.


If I make payment sooner than my expected financing plan will I receive my samples sooner?:

Your product development plan is based on your payment arrangement. If those payment arrangements are altered, unfortunately, you will not be able to get your samples any sooner. 

What if I do not make a payment on my expected financing plan will my estimated due date for my samples get pushed back?:

Yes, it will further delay the process of your samples.

What if I am not able to continue my project?:

You can put your project on hold for however long, but there will be no refunds. 


PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING FAQ

When will the production process start?:

This process will begin after the product development is complete. All fit, fabric, units, and sizes must be confirmed to begin production. 

What is a pre-production sample?:

A pre-production sample is a sample of products before bulk production or manufacturing starts.

Will you create my labels and hangtags?: 

  Yes if you take advantage of our production management service. 


DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FAQ 


If I want to change designs? What is the process?:

You’d have to set up another consultation to start the process over again. 

How many edits are permitted before approving?:

How long do I have to approve a design?:

72 hours. (Be mindful that delays in approval, delays production). 


FABRIC FAQ 


How long do I have to send over the fabric?: 

There is no deadline, but it is suggested that they are sent after your fit review. 

Does Fabric Sourcing include my fabrics for my final sample?:

No, our Fabric Sourcing service does not include the price of your final approved fabrics and/or samples. 

How much fabric will I need to send over?:

We provide Fabric Sourcing services, but if you choose to send over your fabric, we will advise your fabric. Any extra fabric required will be discussed during the fit. 

How will I get to choose my fabric selections?

During our fabric sourcing process, our fabric coordinator will select the best fabrics recommended for your designs then you’ll be able to pick from said fabrics. 


PATTERN & SAMPLE FAQ 


What is a Pattern?:

A pattern is the art of manipulating and shaping a flat piece of paper to conform to one or more curves of the human figure. Pattern making is a bridge function between design and production. A sketch can be turned into a garment via a pattern which interprets the design in the form of the garment components.

What is a fit sample?:

A fit sample is a sample that is produced by a manufacturer and reviewed by the company purchasing them to ensure that they fit properly to the human figure.

What is a final sample?:

A final sample is the final approved version of a sample produced by the manufacturer.

Once I receive the finished samples and I want to make adjustments will you be able to or will I have to get them altered myself?:

Adjustments are based on our discretion. 

What is the soonest time frame I can get my product development samples?:

Normally our turn around time is 6-8 weeks but this can change. 

Will I receive all my patterns as soon as the process is completed?:

Once your invoice is paid, the patterns belong to you. 

What kind of changes are permitted during the fit session?: 

Only sizing/fit alterations can be made during the fit session. However, design changes are based on our discretion. 

If I’m not happy with my sample, what is the procedure?:

LC Apparel Consulting has a NO refund policy. We will make every reasonable
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