Want to know a production timeline for a bespoke activewear range?

The time it takes to launch a brand or activewear range from our initial conversation through to shipped production varies on where it is produced and how complex the garments are. China is the fastest route as the development process and size of sample rooms/ production lines are usually far bigger than European factories, however the accuracy obtained by European factories on 1st samples can sometimes catch the Chinese lead up. Below is a typical timeline of the complex processes involved and

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How to design your own Sportswear?

Our sister site Sportswear-Designer allows you to create bespoke sportswear designs using our ready to use 3D templates. The process is straightforward and within minutes you can create your very own sportswear collection and have factory ready tech packs.

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Clo3D Bib Tights Design

Clo3D is the Future of Sportswear Design

As regards to Clo3D being the future of sportswear design – the future is already here. Whether it is a global brand or a start-up, embracing and developing 3D is a must. At Blue Associates, we anticipate more of our clients who have yet to take onboard 3D will soon be demanding the technology – and we are ready and waiting to guide them through their “digital shift” with a first-class and cost-effective service.

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Design Thought Process

What makes a great sportswear design?

A great sportswear design is really a combination of many factors, all executed perfectly; resulting in an innovative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing final product. The journey of getting there is a result of countless hours of researching, design ideation, development, and analysis along the way. 

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Sportswear Fabrics

Sportswear fabrics are the key ingredient to the performance of any active or sportswear garment. It’s the blend of different fibres and even the construction

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Be Cool In Wool

ashmei uses Merino wool: because for them, the focus is all about creating the ultimate sports apparel. When it comes to apparel, the trend since

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What we do…

We offer our clients a full turnkey solution from brand creation through to a sales and marketing strategy and everything in between. Contact us today for support in your sportswear start-up business from the initial branding to the marketing and PR.

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UK Sportswear samples and production – Pitfalls start-ups make

We receive at least 3-4 calls a month from entrepreneurs wanting to start up a sportswear brand that have invested heavily in samples, tech packs and patterns and received samples and tech packs that are next to useless and a bulk price that is totally unrealistic. There are a couple of UK sample houses that offer clients the chance to produce samples, patterns and even production. To a start-up, this sounds ideal as you think you have found a UK source with low volume, however this “Ideal” soon

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