Once you have picked a manufacturer, you typically must put down an initial payment to kick-off production. Payment terms are up to the manufacturer but many manufacturers require a percentage payment up front. If the manufacturer accepts, they will upload their invoice. You are responsible for issuing Payment to the manufacturer in the PAY INVOICES area of your PO in order to initiate production.
You will be prompted via email to ship your sample garments, graded production-ready patterns (if digital file not available), materials and any woven labels and hangtags to the manufacturer. Please include your shipping provider and tracking number for the manufacturer.
If you did not sample with your manufacturer (and if you did but the sew-by was returned), you will need to send your Production-ready (or sew-by) sample of each item (with size tags and labels) for manufacturers to use as a reference. For manufacturing, samples must be shipped to the manufacturer in one package along with your patterns (if not digitized). Please do not send separate packages of your samples and patterns if possible.