In addition to our in-house brand, Freon Collective is also a small-batch manufacturing company. Our goal is to help make your vision a reality, whether you already have an established business or are just starting out. We focus on all aspects of manufacturing and design, from consultation to pattern drafting, sewing construction and more.
We operate locally in Toronto and value sweat-shop free manufacturing and collaborating with small brands and businesses. From start to finish, products are created with industry standard techniques. We are able to offer the following services:
- Industrial machines: serger, coverstitch, straight stitch
- Hand drafting, patterns, grading
- Technical drawings, moderate tech-packs, size chart
- Consultations for new products
- Leads for fabric suppliers, vendors, and related industry contacts
Interested in working with us? Below is a brief overview of what to expect:
Stage 1 | Patterns & SamplesClients are responsible for providing industry standard patterns on hard paper with proper markings and order of operations and/or tech pack if possible for sample making. If you require patterns for manufacturing, we offer this service at a one-time fee per pattern.
In the first stage of production for all new clients, we will provide a sample for approval of the item to be manufactured. This process allows us to give a fair quote of pricing and allows the client to make any necessary changes.
Stage 2 | Cost & Pricing
After pattern and sample making, we will provide clients with a quote. The quoted cost includes the manufacturing of the item and basic thread colours. Clients are responsible for providing the following:
1. Pattern and/or tech pack (or we can make them for a fee)
2. All fabrics and materials for the product
3. Notions such as: interfacing, elastic, zippers, bindings, snaps, etc
4. Additional thread aside from the basic colours provided
5. Size, content, and brand tags
Stage 3 | Begin Production
Clients are responsible for fit testing their products and letting us know of any changes they would like to make. If samples are approved, clients will send Freon Collective their purchase order, and book production time (see FAQ). Clients are responsible for ensuring ALL fabric, notions, and patterns are delivered onsite at least five business days prior to production start date.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you work with any minimums?
We do not work with any minimums. Many of our clients are small, local businesses and we understand that overseas and some production in Canada requires you to place a fairly large order. We like to think of ourselves as the initial stepping stone before you work with larger manufacturers so we do not require large volumes for manufacturing.
How do I book production time?
Our production schedule operates on a Monday to Friday weekly basis (excluding holidays). Depending on the size of your order, we will recommend the amount of weeks to book and work with you to plan a schedule. Most orders will have a minimum one week turnaround time. We recommend sending us an email ahead of time to inquire about available weeks prior to when you need your products.
Do you have any job opportunities in place?
We are always looking for interns to assist our team! If you are a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution (fashion design or related) requiring internship hours, please send us an email and we'd be happy to chat about a placement.