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I have experience in the fashion industry as an both an employee and a business owner with most of my focus as a creative director, merchandiser, and designer. I was designing a line for a company and found A Plus Patterns to help with everything from the first patterns and samples to much of what we needed for sales such as duplicate samples, costing, and line sheets.


Before connecting with them I worked on this project alone and had some challenges in the areas of staying on calendar and organizing all of the necessary components efficiently. I was impressed by the work ethic of their team and found them very professional, organized, and helpful as they delivered my product in a timely manner and communicated the progress along the way. By working through their process, I increased my knowledge of patterns, fittings, and working with different types materials and trims. A Plus has definitely contributed to my growth and continued learning in my 25 years working in the fashion industry!


I definitely achieved my goals as they helped us grow a very successful business which sold product in over 1,500 specialty boutiques and 5 major department stores. I would most definitely recommend the services of A Plus Patterns and would advise people to be open minded, take advice and learn from your mistakes, be aware of your surroundings and make strong connections in the industry.



SHERRY WOOD
SHERRY WOOD [CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGNER, MERCHANDISER]


We first started working with A Plus Patterns many years ago and were looking for a solution to expand our neckwear line into woven shirts. Initially, A Plus streamlined the pattern making process while handling fittings and garment construction. They followed up by managing our production and the correspondence between designer and contractor.


They helped us move forward by organizing the work flow and time lines as well as detailing design changes and keeping all parties updated. Together we’ve developed and produced our line of ladies shirts that have sold well at retail and we have yet to reach our full potential!
I have increased my knowledge in grading, scheduling, production processes and variances, through working with A Plus over the years. I would highly recommend the services of A Plus Patterns to anyone, whether they are starting a line or has an existing line, and needs a resource they can depend on.



MIMI FONG
MIMI FONG MIMI FONG DESIGN INC.


I’d been an attorney for 12 years when I decided I wanted to change directions and launch a men’s premium boxer company. Lacking experience in the garment industry, I knew I had to find a company with extensive knowledge in the industry to help me develop my designs and get the products through production. I’m so glad A Plus was that company. They developed patterns and a tech pack for me and made accurate prototypes quickly and affordably. I was also struggling with sourcing fabric for my boxers and A Plus was able to recommend a factory in Peru that I’m still using today to manufacture my line. I just wish I’d contacted A Plus earlier in the process of developing my company - I would have saved myself a lot of time and money. If you’re looking for a company with deep connections and experience in the fashion industry to help you get to the next level, A Plus is the perfect choice.



JOAN WHARTON
JOAN WHARTON PRESIDENT, CHARLIE DOG BOXER COMPANY, LLC


When we first started working with Bruce and A Plus Patterns we were a fledgling start up company trying to convert our hard patterns to a digital system. Bruce was instrumental in helping guide and train us through that process. We relied on his expertise to tune up our patterns and their grading in order to get a more standardized fit across our wide range of items. Since we supply sporting apparel to both professional and amateur athletes who spend countless hours per week training in our gear, if our fit is off we hear about it very fast.


 


Now, after over 10 years since first working with A+ Patterns, we have recently merged Squadra into the K2 Sports family of brands. I’m sure we may not have achieved such lasting success without the assistance of A Plus Patterns. Thanks Bruce!



Dan Weatherford
Dan Weatherford President, Squadra

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