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About Arthur Elkin LTD

Founded in 1950 by Mr A Elkin, Arthur Elkin ( Skirts ) Ltd has grown into one of the foremost family businesses in the UK providing total in house garment manufacturing and pleating.

Based in the heart of Macclesfield, Cheshire. We are proud to continue to be an important part of the local community, providing employment and training in the area.

Elkin Skirts provide high quality hand pleating in house, a skill which is founded over many years experience, to achieve the finish quality that we are proud to put our name on.

Our hand pleating department can produce styles utilising the large library of patterns held in stock, or prod...

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Raw materials is everything and anything used to make your product. These can include fabric, leather, trims, hardware and others. Usually these are either sourced by the designer or by the factory, depending on the process stage.
Samples are prototypes made to model design ideas and made in order to finalize the pattern for production. Sampling should take place during the first phase of design (R&D) because you can’t get to selling (second phase) if you don’t have production (third phase). There are a few types of samples usually made, the main ones being prototype/toile, 1st sample, sealed/final sample, salesman sample, pre-production sample.
In sewing and fashion design, a pattern is the template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto the chosen make material before being cut out and assembled. Patterns are usually made of paper to begin with or digitally, and are sometimes made of sturdier materials like paperboard or cardboard if they need to be more robust to withstand repeated use.
Production is the process of manufacturing the final product in multiples, based on an order placed by the buyer. Usually, production takes place after Minimum order quantity requirements are met and sample approved and prices agreed.
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