To start creating your first techpack, click on the add techpack button from inside a team or personal techpacks group. As you click, you will be then directed to the Techpack settings page to provide a basic framework of your style. Each new user will be given three new techpack templates (Pant, Bikini, & Sweatshirt).
For those new to techpack making, we will further clarify these items here:
1. What Is a Style Number?
"Style number" is a code issued to your design / techpack, representing this particular product. Each brand has her own way of assigning the number. The design team and factories can then trace the order easily through style number from similar fashion items.
For example, denim factory can sort out your jeans from hundreds of jeans techpacks with these unique digits. At the initial stage, you can also input the product name as a substitute.
2. What Is the Cover Image?
It refers to the technical flats (drawings) showing clear design details of your style. Basically, it includes front view and back view with all visible stitch lines. You can also upload photos as the cover image.
|IMPORTANT: The supported image formats are PNG, JPEG, JPG only. We recommend a minimum 450*420px of image size to achieve reasonable quality.|
3. What Is Assign to Team?
Work in teams by assigning techpacks to already created teams. All members of that team can view & edit that techpack. Click here to learn more about creating and working in teams.
4. What Is a Size Range?
To add measurements of your fashion items, you need to define sizes included (if applicable) when developing your techpacks (e.g. S, M, and L).
Dropdown menu neighboring the size range allows you to select the "sample size" of the techpack. Once your techpack is done, your factory will make a sample in this chosen size, so that you can examine the real product outcome and ask for corrections.
5. What Is a Color Combo?
When creating the techpack, you may apply different colors on the same style. That's why you have to specify these color combinations/ color combos to the factory.
Same as the sample size, sample color will be generally used for sample making.
6. What Is a Keyword?
Just like how you hashtag your post on facebook or Instagram, "Keywords" let you tag techpacks regarding their categories, such as season, collection name and/or item type. Therefore, you can search techpacks easily through tagged words. Meanwhile, these keywords will form folders automatically to better organize files.
7. What Is a Style Description?
It's a written summary of your design including design details (e.g. silhouette shape, general fabric, techniques used, print placements, etc.). Descriptions are helpful to provide a quick overall understanding of the design and technical sketch (drawing).
8. How to share a Techpack with your factory?
On the 2nd page of "Techpack Settings" page, there is a section called "Share This Techpack". By entering your factory's email here, they can access all information and respond accordingly. Remember to press "Enter" after each factory's email and Save your Techpack before you leave the page.
Click here to learn more about how to share a Techpack.
9. How to Edit Techpack Settings?
On the Techpack Dashboard, you can either click "Techpack Settings" on side panel OR gear icon on the top bar menu (see image below). The page will be redirected and you can edit the above items.
10. First time to Group Dashboard?
On Group Dashboard (your main page), you can easily view all your teams, team members, #of techpacks, and your personal group (holding your personal techpacks). Click here to learn how to create teams. You can view all your teams/group in card or list view. First-time users will view a similar blank dashboard (see image below).