Soft Goods Prototyping tools

Research + Development

An obsessive devotion to understanding user behavior, fabric properties, fit, form and movement drive the design process from project outset to production. Constant iteration of concepts with the crossover understanding of industrial design principles, pattern making and fabric are constantly applied to achieve unique design insights.

Fabric Selection

Pairing the correct fabric with the design concept is one of the most essential skills for excellent soft goods product functionality. A voracious interest in fabric and product experience over a wide range of soft goods areas from outdoor gear to medical textiles to fine apparel fabrics, provides opportunities for unusual crossover solutions, and a constant updating of fabric options.

Patternmaking + Grading

Anthropometric data, 3d printed fit models, and fabric knowledge come together to create an accurate, well-fitted pattern. Fit and pattern accuracy are critical to product success.

Prototypes for User Testing

Production quality looks-like, works-like prototypes are the best way to ensure accurate data from user testing. Industrial machines and large library of notions, hardware, and fabrics, as well as low quantity sourcing resources allows high quality prototypes to be constructed for testing.

Tech Pack Creation

A properly made tech pack can be the difference between success and failure. Giving manufacturing partners all the information they need in a detailed, well organized format is a critical part of the process.

Breadboard Prototypes

Making many, rough working prototypes is the best way to accurately test soft goods concepts, and explore the limits of an idea. By maintaining a large library of notions, hardware and fabrics, many ideas can be tested quickly at the outset of the project to find unique and exciting solutions to old problems.

Soft Goods Sewing Tools

3d Printed Fit Models

Fabric is a complicated beast, particularly where it interacts with the human body. 3d printed fit models help ensure excellent fit, accurate aesthetics, and draping possibilities.

Soft goods design material selection

Sourcing + Quality Control

Sourcing unique components, low minimum fabrics, or finding a supplier in a specific geographic area can greatly enhance the success of a design. Understanding fabric properties and testing, as well as quality control guidelines and procedures ensures continuing product quality.