We are flexible & professional in the way we source and sample against any design. We insist that all our partner factories have strong infrastructures in this area, as we understand the importance of a fast & accurate service at this time of the development.
With designs approved or customer designs received, we start the sourcing & sampling process. If required material swatches & fitting samples can be sent for selection before hand. First samples are ready in two to three weeks. These are industry-beating lead-times, made possible due to our unique design & sampling infrastructure. Our sample room managers coordinates the flow of the product build through the workshop, controlling translation & quality levels at every stage, progressing towards the finished article & ensuring timely dispatch.
All products will be sampled with your target prices & order quantities in mind. Materials, trims & hardware are always sourced from ASG approved & reputable vendors who offer quality assurance & cover all level of compliance. Materials will be sourced against Pantone™ requirements & trims will be dyed to match accordingly. We can and will follow any special instructions, such as buying developed branded fittings or labels from your own appointed vendors, or we can develop such trims from scratch.
In addition to the ASG partner factories, we have long-standing partnerships with suppliers in every key product area. Our business is diverse; one day it’s all about technical sports bags from China, next we’re developing knitted accessories in Turkey, and then we’re working on British made health & safety luggage. It’s reassuring to have this global network of ASG approved factories helping to turn any design into reality, and any sourcing problem into a supply solution.
We aim for the highest levels at every stage, & we pride ourselves on our ability to develop styles that are 99% correct with the 1st sample. Of course certain styles & products need further sample stages to gain perfection. This is no issue for ASG, as we see every project through to completion.
We all have to start somewhere, and ASG readily supports first ventures into the bag & accessory field with the same quality & service levels as our regular business.