Tech Pack & Design Session
Our design sessions are created to help you design your garments and put them into tech packs. It's all about turning your vision into a real-life design.
In every design session you work alongside one of our designers Jocelyn or Shanice, on a one-to-one basis online via a Zoom call or in-person at our Birmingham (UK) based studio. We do all the drawing and technical work while advising and helping you through the entire session by sharing our expertise and honest advice.
After every design session you will have the tech packs you need for sampling and bulk production. In these sessions we design exactly to your custom needs across a range of items. These include dresses, t-shirts, trousers, cargos, joggers, swimwear, basic underwear, hoodies, tops, jumpsuits and basic outerwear. We'll also create simple graphics if needed and give access to our full foundation of pre-developed garments to use as bases to design from.
Choose from our range of tech pack & design sessions below:
What the tech pack & design session includes
You will work with an expert designer to develop tech packs for your clothing brand. You bring the vision for what you want to create, we bring the expertise to turn it into a fully-fledged tech pack that is taken to manufacture. Your tech packs will come in clear line drawings with annotations which will enable our manufacturer to follow exactly how you want your clothing to come out.
This is a crucial step for any clothing brand, and working with Hook & Eye UK to get this done properly will save you a lot of time and money down the line as you move forward with your clothing manufacture.
Q. What is a tech pack?
A. Tech packs for fashion brands are essentially blueprints for your clothes. Tech packs lay out all the technical specifications and details for your clothing design, using clear line drawings with annotations. Having the right tech pack is crucial, as they are the main way of communicating your design to a manufacturer. The clarity of your tech pack will have a direct impact on the quality of the clothing that is manufactured.
Q. Can you make my designs and tech packs for me?
A: Yes, we can. Our tech pack and design sessions allow you to sit one–to–one with one of our designers via an online session or in studio. They will design with you and draw all your tech packs up for you. Our expertise in creating tech packs makes it easy for you to walk away with a perfect tech pack that will make your life so much easier when you go to manufacture.
Q. What is the difference between an online and in studio tech pack and design session?
Online sessions are held via zoom (screen share). In studio sessions are held at our HQ in Birmingham, UK. We always advise that you do sessions online and this is why:
Tech packs form a sort of ‘recipe’ for exactly how you want your garments to be once fully constructed. Tech packs are sent digitally and need to be understood from the digital format, so it makes perfect sense for the session to be digital.
Without the distractions of the studio clients get more done. In studio design sessions cost more as more time is taken to get the same result, it also uses more our our resources.
If you want to nip into the office to check out fabric colours or drop off reference samples after you have completed your online tech pack and design session this is free and perfectly fine with us! We love to meet our clients! We know that our clients come from all different levels of understanding and experience so after your tech pack and design session if you feel unsure of how to best go foward with your brand, we offer brand consultation sessions that can be held in the design studio or online!
Q. How quickly can I book a tech pack & design session?
A. You can purchase a tech pack & design session online at any time, it will depend on the slots available but typically customers book tech pack & design sessions within a week of purchase. Design session are normally help between 8am and 5pm (UK time) Monday - Friday.
Q. Can you give pricing from our tech packs?
A. We can send over estimated bulk production prices based on generic items like hoodies, teeshirts, joggers etc. Just ask us to send our 'Estimated Pricing Guide'.