babyblastoff took our graded
production patterns to a factory here in Albuquerque. Their kids
line is out in the market place! A refreshing approach to what
kids can wear that transcends stereotypical gender looks for boys
and girls. It's made and sold locally, although I'm sure it's reach
will soon change.
eNorm a line of sleek yoga wear is now in production in New
We completed st.
claire designs' collection inc graded patterns and oversaw samples
made here in New Mexico.
It’s imported fabrics are a standout.
yoga line start up line with available product online
More news soon
about, Ayla, an innovator in the active wear
addition we have a men’s shirt label in the oven and a women’s top
company working on a new product.
3rd flight suit style has been completed in our Design
Studio as well as a number of other one off styles.
So far this year we are working with 3 new start ups, more news
after they launch. Here’s a partial list of our clients for 2013 who
are open for business.
Aaluuka, “studio to
street” is in another production cycle. Great news for a company
that is only 2 years old.
Apifeni, yoga, active wear, daywear is
expanding after only a few years since their start up.
Fashions has made her luxury dress/tops line available
and opened her web site.
pattern-design.com is working in the Design
Separate Six special needs clothing for children
USA, Inc is busy filling orders.
Koolmono, a Japanese inspired kid’s line
of kimono’s in delightful prints. Her patterns are production ready
This year we helped many clients with their start ups. It’s a
sign of renewed creativity and experimentation that people are once
again making new products. Launches have been slow going since 2008
but we are headed in a new direction. A number of these bold people
have not yet gone to market so I will wait to announce their
products when they do.
Aaluuka, an all made in the US (and hip
product), has made a successful “studio to street” launch this year.
I am seeing the gear on women even in Albuquerque. For more
pattern-design.com has completed 3 flight suit
styles especially fitted for the female body that have been in works
for 2 years. We will post that work soon.
In the meantime if you need to outfit your helicopter crews with
made to measure coveralls look up Suits USA,Inc at
oursuitsfit.com They have new owners, new patterns (thanks to
us) and a new cad system that is cranking out flight and coverall
suits for men and women.
Sierra Peaks and Marpac are 2
companies that we have been working with in Albuquerque.
In October we began working with Koolmono, a
print kimono kids line that is delightful.
Patterns and prototypes for an apparel utility patent on women’s
specific flight suits were completed. In 2010 pattern-design
discovered that women were wearing men’s flight suits, there was no
female fit only custom orders or tailored to fit suits for women. We
introduced a patent pending garment to a few flight suit
manufacturers. We worked with SuitsUSA, a custom
flight suit and coverall maker, to update the fit and computerize
the patterns for their men’s suits. Our innovator this year is
Aaluuka, an exciting start up takes fitted pants and tops from the
workout studio to the streets. The line will be introduced in 2012.
We worked with Mantra on designing and patterning their sustainable
uniform line. We also worked on a designer dress line, plus size
dress line, high end golf line and firemen’s jackets and pants,
printed T shirt group.2010
We are happy to continue to work with Benchmark, Sense,
Armorshield, Point Clothing, Melons & Peaches and a few others
who are waiting to announce their start ups. This year : Discovery
Trekking owner/talent/entrepreneur Leslie Hanes is working with us
on developing apparel and related products. We have delivered a few
styles to Alessandra of Lalas Pequenos as well as Anna Elmore’s,
Goddess Gear production patterns. We are developing a nursing top
line with Cassandra Brainard. Katey O’Neil is also keeping us busy
with her designer line launch. In a few months we will be able to
reveal 2 new projects, one is a sports related line and the other is
an apparel utility patent that we have been developing since
New clients this year:we helped Point Clothing’s owner Denise
Silveira launch a business casual separates line, Noor a designer
suit and blouse line and Whitten Grey, a designer girl's dress and
separates line. Also we have completed a men's flight suit for the
New clients: And more design work for us with Melons &
Peaches Lingerie a plus size line. Then we took on a couture quality
bridal line by Alisa Benay. Also new for us were: Adooka a designer
kid's line, Dallybrand an updated western shirt line for women
riders and enthusiasts, Armorshield a uniform line, Sea Goddess swim
wear line and Plentty a large size skirt line.
Most importantly we took on more design work;
Pattern-Design was hired to design a high end
lingerie line for the start up company La Coi Mondain. We took the
line from concept through production: designed, sketched, completed
presentation boards, designed laces, created new fabrication and
trim treatments, designed prints, created color themes and chose
base fabrics for a fashion forward look and fit. We delivered the
"fit" prototypes and production patterns to the Hong Kong factory.
The line is now in it's 1st phase of production and we will post
it's progress which is slated for a 2008 opening.
In addition to working with our ongoing clients, we have picked
up new ones: Harlot Wear, Olimac Mfg.Corp, HyPERCEPTION, and many
start ups that we will report on when they are ready to show.
Start up HELP and valuable
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at Starting and Running Your Own Fashion Business by Mary
Fashion - Incubator is a place to
find lots of apparel technical help as well as industry news and
start up excitement. Kathleen Fasanella has a book that is a must
for a start up. She reviews trade shows, juries design events and
gives her opinions. Her site and blog is at the top of the list of
most viewed sites in this category.