Custom design is a critical function for Elegant, it is what makes us different to other knitwear manufacturers.
Although 95% of all garments we make are bespoke designs, our customers require us to be able to repeat the design within 6 weeks. This creates an incredible flurry of activity and complexity in development, planning and manufacturing to achieve the tight deadlines.
Therefore we have a dedicated Development team, who work to a 10 day lead time for new samples so that our customers have the most streamlined experience as possible.
We start the process in Sydney by identifying all the critical design features and performance criteria with our customers, such as:
shape and block
trimmings and accessories
This final design brief is discussed via video-link between our Sydney and Wattala development members so that the project can start as quickly as possible. Then the clock starts ticking.
Our goal is to have a sample dispatched to our customer within 10 days so they can make any fitting and design adjustments they consider necessary. If everything goes to plan, a new garment should be in production planning within 3 weeks from the very first design discussion.
This rapid development process gives our customers the ability to react to the market in the fastest way possible to take advantage of every opportunity.