Our HQ is based in Switzerland, our production is located in Braga Portugal, and our products are shipped from a German fulfilment center.
Our cotton is carefully sourced from Brazil, Turkey, or India.
We manufacture in Portugal and have very close relationships with all our partners. They comply to the regulations set by the Portuguese government and the EU. These factories are family-owned businesses that care for their people and pay fair living wages.
Generally not. We have more than 200 clients and having too many people visit our factory would interrupt our production schedule. However, we are working on a public factory concept.
Our production services are here to actualize your product vision! While many other suppliers offer only a printing service for their blanks, you can create your very own product with us.
Generally 50 pieces but depending on the complexity of your design, it can go up to 100pcs.
Because this is not a product off the shelf, we produce it specifically for you. Before we pack your garments and send them your way, all garments go through a rigorous quality check. Sometimes a few more or a few less garments pass that check, resulting in a delivery of a few more or a few less products. For orders of 50pcs, the generally accepted rate of delivery difference is 10%. For orders of >100pcs, it is 5%.
We handle your entire production for you. Over the past few years, we have built a network of the best factories which are also producing for the likes of Balenciaga, Acne Studios, and Off-White. With low quantities, you would normally not get access to these places. With us, you have easy communication, guaranteed quality, and low MOQs.
We’re specialized in working with fleece (hoodies, …), jersey (t-shirts, …), and cotton twill (jackets, caps), besides knitwear (socks, sweaters).
Yes, you can get a sample. It will be a 1:1 product of what your bulk production will look like. Like this, you can see the quality of the product and test your custom fits.
The average sample cost is about 200€. But depending on the number of screens, the size of an embroidery pattern, or developments needed, the price can go up or down.
Yes, you can, but every sample costs extra.
You can adapt your design and go for another sampling round.
Yes, all of your graphics and patterns are protected and won’t get reproduced for any other brand.
Yes, all your designs are saved in our databank. As such, you can quickly reorder products as soon as they sell out.
Yes, all garments get washed before sending them your way.
In the quality check, all of the measurements get compared to the approved measurements chart and all seams and prints get checked for any defects.
Check out our “How it works” page on our website.
You need to fill out all info requested in the tech pack. Make sure to have high-quality artworks included, and vectorize them for screen printing and embroideries.
A TECH PACK is a blueprint for a final garment. It contains all the technical specifications and design details that define your product. It helps us to understand exactly what your product should look like, and it is the reference for the quality check at the end of production.
We ask you to use our tech packs as this guarantees that we have all the info we need to start on development. However, it is possible to send us your own patterns or even samples you already made.
Download our "Product Guide".
Yes, you can send us products which we can take for reference, but we don’t copy any product 1:1.
We can certainly help you, but as your clothes are the foundation of your brand, you should be the creator.
Take a good look at the technical drawing showing the measurements you need to take. Watch our “How to measure a garment” video.
The grading is the difference in-between different sizes of your garment.
For one sampling round, it takes about 4 weeks. If you go for another sampling round, it takes another 2-4 weeks. Afterwards, for production, the lead time is 2-6 weeks. So, from start to finish, it may take you 8-10 weeks. If you have a graphic t-shirt and skip sampling, you can also reduce your waiting time down to just 2 weeks.
The lead time starts in the moment when we receive your payment.
Portugal has several peak-season, when loads of brands produce at the same time. This may create longer waiting lists than normal. Most affected by this is the print house and dye house. The lead time might increase by a few days in such incidences.
Yes, we have white and black colourway BLANKS on stock and try to have them always available. Other colourways can be on stock, but not with certainty. Some sizes might run out. All custom products under the PRODUCTION SERVICES segment are made-to-order and are only manufactured unless ordered.
You can buy one of our blanks in the blanks store on labwearstudios.com. We have no minimums. To get wholesale pricing, you need to have a wholesale account and be logged in.
Yes, our PRODUCTION SERVICES segment is dedicated to custom designed products. You can get a custom colourway, adapt the fit of the piece, and change up things like pockets and stitching. You can also get your graphic designs printed by us.
For the blanks, we have no minimums. Custom products under the PRODUCTION SERVICES segment have a MOQ of 50pcs.
We recommend washing all products on a cool wash, and allow to dry naturally. Do not tumble dry. Turn the products inside-out to protect the print.