The tech pack is essential for a smooth and successful manufacturing process. It’s a way for a designer to communicate their idea to the manufacturer. The tech pack comes from the words technical package, and it’s a compact information sheet made by the designer that is then used by the manufacturer to make the product. During the manufacturing process, if a manufacturer doesn’t receive a tech pack from a designer, it’s like a construction worker trying to build a house without a house plan. The tech pack helps in minimizing any errors in the production process and therefore, the more detailed it is, the fewer the errors that occur while making the product.
A good tech pack should include as much information as possible regarding design, measurements, colors, materials, size, color, packaging etc. It’s typically made with CAD software and Excel. CAD software can be used to create an image of the product while Excel can present relevant data and information in detail. Many different types of tech packs exist in fashion design, ranging from simple ones with little information to more detailed ones.
For example, a simple one might include only an image and measurements of the design, without any information about the materials. With such a pack, a factory doesn’t receive information about stitches, fabric types, seams, or other details. Therefore, a simple tech pack isn’t an ideal one to send to the manufacturer.
A complete tech pack includes the following documents: a sketch design of the product, an Excel sheet with detailed descriptions of color, size & measurements, accessory details, stitch requirements, trim, materials, packaging, and a sample of the finished product.
What is a suitable techpack when using FactoryFinder?
Are you interested in making your own clothing line? Are you just starting off a career as a fashion designer, but don’t have an idea how to develop it? Or are you a clothing manufacturer looking for new designs to make? FactoryFinder can help you with all of that.
At FactoryFinder we take care of fabric sourcing and manufacturing for you. All we need from you is your design and a tech pack, which we deliver to the most suitable and high-quality factory to make your products. FactoryFinder accepts many types of tech packs, whether it’s an idea for a design, a simple tech pack, or a complete one. Just send us your specifications and we’ll help make your designs into real products.
If you’re still not sure what to include in your tech pack, don’t hesitate to contact our FactoryFinder customer service. We offer a full range of services ranging from fabric sourcing to manufacturing, quality assurance and control, packaging, shipping, and customs. If you have any questions regarding sending a tech pack, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do everything we can to turn your idea into a real product.
Do you already have a tech pack? Then submit your project together with the tech pack. For more information about the manufacturing process and FactoryFinder, check out our website.