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About Doe Leather

Doe is a British heritage story, beginning in 1908 when Deborah Thomas's great, great grandfather, William Pearce produced leather linings for hats and shoes in Northampton. The business grew during the First World War supplying sheepskins for the troops, and soon W. Pearce and Co moved to a large purpose built Art Deco factory on the outskirts of the town. An export market developed and they began to specialise in embossing prints such as snake, lizard, crocodile and ostrich onto quality hides.

Soon the company held the largest collection of embossing plates in the world. Cheaper imports began flooding the market in the 1990s and the ...

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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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