It is impossible to put a time scale on how long it takes to turn an idea into a collection of garments ready for sale. 6 months would be a reasonable time scale, but we have worked with companies who have taken several years or more. Longer time scales tend to be for new and innovative designs that involve protecting intellectual property rights.
Factors you need to consider include are how busy is the designer, how long the sampling takes and how busy the factory is.
Most factories have regular production booked either on a weekly or monthly basis and these clients work will often take priority over one-off jobs.
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