How long does it Take?
The time it takes to launch a product from the initial conversation through to shipped production varies on where it is produced and how complex the garments are.
We have been established since 1997 and since then we have worked with over 250+ brands and start-ups businesses and have also created and successfully launched a couple of our own, house brands too. This experience has been distilled into our Start-Up Pack and is there to help guide you through the process of launching your new brand.
Funding your stock is the biggest cost to any business and it’s also the biggest obstacle our start-up’s clients encounter when they calculate the costs of launching their new venture.
Funding your stock is the biggest cost to any business and it’s also the biggest obstacle our start-ups clients encounter when they calculate the costs of launching their new venture.
We work with performance sportswear brands from large established blue-chip brands through to start-ups with a great idea.
No. Everything we do is bespoke to our client’s needs. We never replicate and we don’t hold stock of generic sportswear that is simply embroidered or printed.
We have built up a large network of factories since we established in 1997. These factories all have their unique skills and are based in China, Vietnam, Korea, Sri Lanka, Portugal and Lithuania.
Anything sports-related. If you want jeans or a basic cotton tee, then head to the fashion consultants. If you want your product to have an element of performance and function then we are right for you. We work across all sports categories and produce everything from base layers to outwear. Clients have included some of the worlds best within;
Ski – Outdoor – Marine – Golf – Fitness – Gym – Run – Cycle – Triathlon – Combat – Equestrian – Football – Swim – Athleisure – Polo – Surf – Workwear and Wearable Tech.
This depends on where you are as a business and what you need. If it’s a blank page we are starting from it usually takes a minimum of 11-12 months before you receive goods. If you have designs and specifications in place then this will reduce to potentially 4 months depending on the time of the year.
Established in 1997, we have worked with over 250 brands across all types of sports and categories of clothing. We don’t believe there is another supplier with as much experience as we have.
This really depends on the brief and how complex it is. It also depends on which services you require.
If you have a budget of under £10K to launch the brand then things are going to be incredibly hard going and undoubtedly you will require crowdfunding or investment to pay for the stock. We can help create and guide your crowdfunding campaign, but can also manage the whole process or get involved as much as required. Contact us for a quick quote.
This will depend on lots of factors but predominantly the fabrics used, the components, the volume and the quality required. We always say, you get what you pay for. If you are looking for quality products, produced in an ethical factory using quality fabrics and components, then you need to expect to pay the price for this. It’s impossible to produce a Rolex at the same cost as a swatch watch!
We work across many price points from large discount retailers to very high performance and luxury brands and have suitable factories that have expertise in both of these fields.
Some of our clients sell similar types of products but the quality, finish, feel, lifespan, function and performance will all be different depending on the desired target market. For instance, we can source a fast-wicking base-layer for $3 but we also produce base-layers using merino silk, produced with laser cut bonded seams for $30.
Everything from a blank page through to a strategy of how to sell the product.
When we work with startups we generally become integral to their team and can provide everything from brand, logo and brand ID, product design, specifications, samples, testing, fitting, grading, sealing samples, sourcing, production, shipping, photoshoots, pacshots, film, social media and website design.
No, select the ones that you need. It’s a menu so pick the services you require help with and get in touch.
We are based in Hertfordshire, UK.
Yes, we have worked with clients all over the world from the USA to UAE and even as far as Australia.
We live and breathe sportswear, it's our passion and the team are all active athletes, so we get it.
BLUE ASSOCIATES SPORTSWEAR LTD, 1ST FLOOR, Greene Field Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 2AQ, UK
We’ve been creating brands and ranges of activewear for our clients since 1997 and being completely independent of our suppliers allows us to select the most suitable factory for your brand.