Clothing Tech Packs

What is a tech pack?

A tech pack is an information sheet that designers create to communicate with a manufacturer all the necessary components needed to construct a garment. Typically designers will include measurements, materials, Pantone colours, trim, hardware, grading, labels, tags, etc.

If you were to design a collection, a tech pack would be needed for each style. Multiple colour variations can be added to one tech pack but if the design is altered then a new tech pack is required. This minimises mistakes in the early stages and ensures you receive the best first samples so the chance of changes at a later stage is reduced.

How much does it cost?

I charge £150 per tech pack but this depends on the complexity of the design. The simpler the design, the lower the cost. Multiple designs can be discounted, I’m happy to discuss your requirements.

How long does it take to create?

This depends on how much work I have at the time and how big your project is. With a new client, I like to allow a couple of days to complete the first tech pack to ensure all information is in order.

Does my clothing project need a tech pack?

Tech packs can eliminate production issues and transcend languages whilst giving you the flexibility to produce globally. As a detailed document, it's a reference tool to compare your samples against and ensures your bulk order (aside from any slight amendments previously agreed) is as per your tech pack, so you're in control. Without it, the manufacturer can make changes you may not have complied with, leaving you with a less than satisfactory product.

What does a tech pack for clothing look like?

Take a look at the clothing tech pack example below of a womenswear jacket.

technical notes for a coat design
various images of a black coat
measurments for a coats sleeve

A top and trouser tech pack for Felicity