We are a Freelance bag & luggage design company who help you by designing and converting your bag idea into a prototype, and then into a commercially manufactured soft goods product.
The process to develop a Bag
Just select the steps you want..
Some clients have a very clear idea what the product is they want to make – with drawings and market research ready to support their idea.
Other clients have a gut instinct and maybe some market research, but only have vague ideas what the product will be like.
We offer you the opportunity to have a confidential consultation with an expert.
In a consultation session – we listen to your objectives, discuss the market research, look at the options for shape, form, function & styling for the product – and study the competition in the marketplace with you. Read more. E-mail us for our Consultation Document.
2. Market Research
Market research with real world numbers, product analysis and comparative brand positioning can help you check if your idea will appeal to target customers.
As experts in bag and luggage development we have extensive knowledge of what is happening in the bag and luggage market.
We offer to give you the benefit of our in depth market knowledge and customised market research reports that you can share with investors and supporters.
This is when we create ideas and drawings that show what the product will look like, how it works, and includes a fully set of annotated drawings to explain how the product could work.
We generally create 3- 5 alternative ideas to cover shape, form and function that you can choose from, and work with you to make sure you are happy with the final one you choose.
When you choose the best concept we will have the basis of the design, and can proceed to the detail phase…
At this stage we design & style the product in detail – inside, outside with all details including constructional details, fabrics and trims etc.
If you need amendments – no problem – we work with you to make the design perfect.
Creating a specification ( or ‘tech pack’ as some people call it) is the document that can be used to create the first sample. This document is created so that any factory – anywhere in the world, can make the product with confidence.
The bag specification document might be over 20 pages long – it will include drawings, measurements, fabric and colour and trim specifications so the prototype can be made.
We can arrange to make the prototypes, and get the fabrics, pricing and quality right for you. We can arrange manufacture in the UK, Europe or in the Far East – whichever suits your plans best.
7. Quality Control
Once the product is refined through the testing process we need to get to the Gold sealing sample stage – this is the stage when the product is refined in every single way ready for production.
We offer to manage the quality of the finished production with factory visits.
We can arrange the mass production for you.
We are happy to arrange for you to trade directly with the factory – we will take no cut of the costs so you save money and just pay us fees for our time – or we can be your ‘end to end’ supplier and manage the entire process and deliver the finished goods to you.
You are welcome to arrange your own shipping, insurance, duty payments, carriage (etc) or we can do all this for you for a fixed fee.
In summary – We offer you the option to buy specific steps of the process above, or we can organize the whole process in close liaison with you.