Behind The Curtain Of Uniform Production
n a nutshell, production oversee the manufacturing of raw materials into finished goods and distribution to our clients. In truth it is a far more complex process akin to spinning plates, our Production team possess a unique combination of business, technical & creative responsibilities to manage the process seamlessly.
The Studio 104 production team work closely with our Design, Development & Technical teams from project kick-off, through the sampling process to the pre-production presentation. Whilst styles are being designed and developed, production are forecasting and planning bulk requirements to enable a smooth transition into manufacture- This is the production version of ‘limbering up’, ready to snatch the baton to continue with the ‘relay’ to achieve our goal of producing and delivering a beautiful luxury uniform.
Production planning and control are two of the most important aspects of the garment manufacturing process. Precision in planning equates to on-time shipments of the raw materials and their timely delivery to our factory partner.
The Development, Technical & Production teams review the technical complexities of all styles together alongside planned quantities,fabric location, factory capabilities and location to allocate styles to the most suited factory partner and secure production space in line with the project critical path.
Raw materials are approved by the client ahead of the pre-production presentation and procured by Studio 104 to ensure all bulk components are in position to proceed straight into production after the collection’s final approval. Quantity or style amendments at this time will require additional attention to re-plan as necessary.
Once a size breakdown of your staff is agreed we hit the button on the entire uniform production. Garment production is an organized activity consisting of sequential processes such as - laying, marking & cutting, stitching, checking, finishing & pressing, and packaging.
Finished production is then shipped to our UK warehouse where on receipt, the Studio 104 technical team conducts our final quality assessment before delivery is made to the client.
Staff Fit Day:
One of the most enjoyable parts of a bespoke uniform project is delivering and fitting the uniform on site with our clients. The team love seeing the garments in their true setting and meeting the teams they have been created for, making it a wonderful ending to the months of work that has gone into designing and developing the collection.
Studio 104 create the highest quality uniforms for some of the world's most luxurious hospitality and retail brands. Complementing our vast global client portfolio, we are proud to have worked extensively with global luxury brands like De Beers and Fortnum & Mason that require seamless production key expertise and services due the scale of their networks. Click on the links to read more about our entire process from concept to delivery, RFID Tagging, how to measure your staff, and our warehousing with next day delivery service.
Written by Sarah Pearce - Production Coordinator
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