Nichole de Carle is using the industry knowledge she has acquired in the creation of her own lingerie brand to help other designers and entrepreneurs to develop successful intimate apparel businesses.
The creator of luxury brand Nichole de Carle London has launched London Contour Experts, which offers advice and services including product development and sampling for lingerie, activewear and swimwear companies.
“As well as an experienced technical team that can create high quality garments from a client sketch into a finished product, we are a fashion-forward, design led business,” explains de Carle.
“Being London based, we give our clients the unique opportunity to work alongside their design teams locally. This enables them to utilise a sampling facility that understands their global marketplace and can bring their creative vision to life with the precision, control and timeliness they may struggle with elsewhere,” she continues.
“We manage the technical and production element of your product design so that you can focus on running your business,” de Carle promises.
London Contour Experts claims it can create samples in under 10 weeks from the point where the client provides a detailed brief.
The process starts with a consultation where experts will discuss technical sketches and how they can be developed into finished products, including a detailed description of the costs involved.
This can lead to the creation of just a small run of samples, or be taken all the way to multi-sized collections.
The consultancy intends at this stage to focus solely on product development for its clients, but is also happy to share its experience of developing supply chains, wholesaling and retail channels.