Sampling is the product development stage. It is a process by which a small number of garments are made so as to match the buyer requirement and to get approval from the buyer so as to start off the production. The sampled garments represent the accuracy of the patterns and quality of production skills and techniques.
The samples not only serve the purpose of communicating correcty with the buyer regarding their styles as finished products, but it also helps to calculate the fabric consumption along with that thread and other accessories used.
This department makes samples on the basis of specifications and requirements sent by the buyer in the tech pack. Types of Samples: Proto Sample, Fit Sample, Pre Production Sample, Pre Size Set, Size Set, Salesman Sample, Shipment Sample.
Sampling department work is essential for determining cutting average for costing, making the most efficient cutting marker, development and alterations of patterns, development of size set pattern by grading, positioning of embroidered and printed items, branding, digitalizing the pattern.