The services we are offering in our proposal are the steps every brand uses to create their collection. In larger companies, each service can be a separate department, but with our experience, we found the most successful brands begin with these steps in their infrastructure.  We offer full services so you can decide which services you'd like to outsource, allowing you as a designer to focus your attention on building your brand.

 

We offer full services including:

  • Design Development
  • Technical Development
  • Patternmaking
  • Sample Development
  • Sourcing
  • Pre-Production
  • Production
 

 

Acme Design Lab

Design development & refinement

Acme Design Lab offers designers the ability to use our expertise to build their collection.  From design development or refinement, to sourcing fabrics and trims through our network of local or Italian suppliers, to suggestions on garment construction, we offer full services to designers looking to build a solid foundation for their brand to grow, create and establish brand identity through concept research and mood boards.  Services include but are not limited to:

  • Design development for menswear and womenswear, including mood and trend research
  • Design sketching
  • Sourcing for fabric and trims
  • BOM Management
  • Tech packs for sampling and production in domestic and overseas factories
  • Sample making
  • Production management
  • Small productions with no minimums
 

Acme Pattern Studio

 
 
 

Acme Pattern Studio specializes in both hand and digital patternmaking and offer technical solutions for new and established brands that outsource the service in the garment district.  Our meticulously constructed patterns in both traditional hand patternmaking and digitally, using Optitex, we offer solutions to bridge a designer’s concept to production friendly standards without losing a brand’s overall look and feel. 

  • Hand patternmaking
  • Digital patternmaking
  • 3D Rendering
  • Grading
  • Draping
 
 

Sourcing

 

With sourcing, we believe this is not only determining fabrics and trims but also allowing our expertise to be used as a tool for clients to build their own connections and resources.  In addition to attending fabric shows such as Premiere Vision in Paris, we introduce our clients to our network of Italian suppliers and agents locally in New York.   Our sourcing services also includes advice and recommendations on what we think will be the best trims and fabrics to achieve the desired look and feel for each garment based on price point and availability. We continue to manage the day-to-day communications to the mills to help streamline ordering quantities and deliveries to maintain your calendar.

  • Attend fabric shows in NYC to build relationships with local vendors
  • Attend Premiere Visions in Paris every season to strengthen the network of European fabric and trim suppliers
  • Determine fabric and trim yields for sampling and production
  • Oversee fabric and trim delivery for timely delivery based on client calendar
 

Sample Development

 
 
 

We understand a designer’s point of view and offer technical solutions to bridge a designer’s concept to production friendly standards without losing a brand’s overall look and feel.

With an extensive network of vendors in the garment district and a history of working on both the design and production sides of the fashion industry, our sample room understands the latest trends and style, addressing issues at their inception to streamline costs and processes for a smooth transition from design through production.

  • Design development for menswear and womenswear, including mood and trend research
  • Design sketching
  • Fabric and trim sourcing
  • Creation of tech packs for sampling and production in domestic and overseas factories
  • Patternmaking
  • Draping
 

Pre-Production

 
 
 

Acme Design New York is founded on the belief that design must dictate over production, not the other way around.  We understand a designer’s point of view, and our strength is in our ability to carry out new ideas while preserving a designer’s vision from development through to the production stages.

  • Creation of tech packs for domestic and overseas factories
  • Production fittings
  • Production pattern adjustments
  • Marking
  • Grading
  • BOM management for production: determine yields for fabric and trims
  • Daily communication with mills to ensure timely delivery of BOM for client's calendar
 
 

Production

We believe open communication is key to a successful brand.  With weekly updates to our clients about progress throughout production, we as a team, help address issues that brands face at the early stages, and advise on a strategy to move forward the project in the most cost effective way.

  • Quality control
  • Manage BOM for timely delivery of fabric and trims based on client's calendar