how we make it happen
It all begins with getting to know your brand and customers. We compile market research and competitive analysis to better understand the market opportunities for your brand. Our highly skilled designers are on the pulse of emerging trends and innovations, so we can provide you with design inspiration that is fresh and relevant.
PLANNING & MERCHANDISING
When presenting to our customers, we like to include Merchandise Assortment Plans. These plans show you how we can round out an entire collection of items we feel are areas of opportunity for you. We provide the research and details to back up these suggestions, all the way down to the suggested retail price points.
Our designers take information learned in the research process and mix it with their design expertise to create brand-appropriate product designs for you. Features, colorways, materials, logo applications, and other details are presented to you. Once we've reviewed these initial concepts with you, we collaborate together on further refinements.
Whether we are sourcing materials in the United States or abroad, our team will get the relevant fabrics, trims, and hardware items your project requires. Need custom fabrics or hardware? We'll develop custom components that will elevate your products.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT / SAMPLING
We work hard to make sure the product you have at the end is one you are completely satisfied with. That is why we go through multiple rounds of samples, reviewing and refining each time to transform that perfect concept into a functional, three-dimensional product that will delight your customers.
With factories in the United States, Asia, and Central America, we have a wide range of options to best suit your brand and your product. As factory owners ourselves, we know what to look for in manufacturing partners. We only partner with factories who have a high requirement for quality and value, and who respect their employees as much as we do ours.
We hold our products to the highest QA standards, performing standard materials and finished goods testing through a combination of in-house and third-party lab testing. We can also put together a customized testing plan to suit your product requirements — we ensure CPSIA compliance and commonly test for standards like CA Prop 65.
Once production is complete, we coordinate shipment from our factories to the U.S. and other global destinations. Our team routes and tracks your ocean or air shipment, and handles customs documentation to ensure timely clearance. We have flexible delivery options and provide a number of post-production logistics services, including warehousing at our own facility in Missouri.