New Client Project Brief
COsewn is a small studio that specializes in contract patternmaking, sample sewing, and consulting. Cut & sew production is not offered in house, but I do collaborate with a broader network of service providers and factories from design through production and can guide you through the process.
While I have a broad range of sewing experience across womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, and lightweight accessory categories spanning knits and wovens, my patternmaking expertise is most focused within the realm of women's casual stretch athletic apparel such as base layers, hoodies, and tanks. I also enjoy the technical complexities of functional outdoor apparel and accessories that are suited for adventure in and around the mountains of Colorado, such as fleece jackets, fishing vests, and paddle sports apparel.
This questionnaire is intended to help me determine how I can best serve you. It is ok if you are in the early concept stage and don’t have answers for everything yet. The information provided in this questionnaire will be used to evaluate your project and level of preparation in order to create a proposal for work to be completed. If you are uncomfortable with sharing information for privacy reasons, please feel free to inquire about my confidentiality policy. In a nutshell, I do not sign NDA's as I'm not going to jeopardize my industry reputation by stealing your ideas, nor will I hire a lawyer to review fine print for every proposal when very little in this industry qualifies as novel and patentable. I maintain confidentiality in regards to all client work in development. I do not showcase any works in process until after a design has been publicly released by the client, and I can also maintain the ongoing privacy of client relationships if requested.
You will receive a copy of your answers via email, so even if your project is not in my wheelhouse, the exercise of outlining this information will be valuable in establishing relationships with other service providers. Please allow 1 week for review, after which I will follow up with an initial determination and an invitation to schedule a complementary 20 minute video consultation if your project seems like a good fit for my capabilities.
Thanks for your time and trust,
Company / Brand
City / State
Industry Experience with Sewn Product Development & Production (select all that apply)
Newcomer to cut & sew manufacturing
Fashion school and/or relevant work experience
Familiarity with sewn product development and production cycle timelines
Familiarity with different types of fabrics and their technical properties within your category
Startup / in process of developing first product or collection
Currently established brand with active sales channel(s)
Design and produce sewn products in house
Design and produce sewn products in domestic factories
Design and produce sewn products in overseas factories
Basic sewing skills
Moderate to high level sewing skills
Services of Interest (while I don't offer all of these directly, I am knowledgeable enough to consult and evaluate your progress, and may also be able to refer you to other professionals in my network for more in depth assistance)
Sourcing Materials and Trims
Technical Design / Sketches / Tech Packs
Sizing Charts / Measurement Specs
Patternmaking (paper, 2D CAD, auditing/refining, grading)
3D Prototypes (Browzwear)
Coaching / Consulting
Small batch production
Domestic factory production (300+ pieces per style)
Overseas factory production (MOQ's vary)
Assistance in setting up efficient production in-house or working with local contract sewers
Describe the product(s) you want to produce:
What materials do you want to use?
How do you intend to market and sell your product? (Direct to consumer, wholesale through retailers, trunk shows, pop up shops, maker markets, etc.)
Who is your target market? Have you identified any similar brands that may be complementary or direct competitors? What is your approximate target retail price range? (Keep in mind that startups cannot directly compete with big name brands who have well-established supply chains to produce complex garments overseas by the tens of thousands.)
Outline any key dates and deadlines on your horizon, including trade shows, markets, and anticipated product launch:
What stages of development have you already completed, and what specific service(s) are you are looking for my assistance with?
What's your favorite type of chocolate treat? Or if you aren't a fan, what's your alternative edible indulgence of choice?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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