A production sample is a perfect prototype of your design that reflects your the finalized specifications and can be used by manufacturers as a guide. This production sample reflects your tech packs and technical drawings.
A production sample is different from a muslin because instead of being made from a “draft material” like raw cotton it is made out of the final fabrics, trims and notions and can be used as an example for future production to use as a guide.
Production samples often cost a bit more than just one-off production as they typically involve more feedback and adjustments on fit and finishings from your manufacturing partner.
There are a few details that make a sample "production-ready" versus just a working sample:
Being confident in your production ready sample and having it in hand is an important step in the product development process. Now, with N.A.bld you can work with manufacturers to develop your production sample. Brands can choose which suppliers they'd like to work with to produce production samples or duplicate samples directly through the platform.
If you want the Nineteenth Amendment team to take a look before you send it to a manufacturer, submit it for review! We are happy to see if there are any areas you should add to before moving forward
Take some time to browse through our manufacturers and see their specialties and how they like to work. Feel free to give them a call or message them directly through the Nineteenth Amendment platform if you have questions!
Once your tech pack is ready and you have chosen your favorite facility, request a quote for a sample by clicking the “sample garment” box in your bid on the Nineteenth Amendment platform.
Requesting a Sample Quote
Once you receive all your quotes back, you can select your favorite, open a Purchase Order, and a cut ticket will automatically be created for the production of the sample. Note – you will have to order fabrics if the manufacturer does not do this on your behalf!
You will receive the garment depending on the timeline discussed with your manufacturer. By the time you have your production sample, you are ahead of the game. Why?
Begin building your tech pack today and you’ll be on your way to a production sample in no time.