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Our Vision .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3   1.1.   Hurdles  in  the  Industry..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4   1.2.  

More  constraints  for  Local  Designers  in  Africa .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4  

1.3.  

Constraints  for  designers  and  retailers  aiming  to  secure  production  in  countries  other  than  China ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6  

1.4.  

The  infrastructure  of  DASH ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7  

1.5.  

The  infrastructure  of  DASH ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9  

Further  services  DASH  will  offer  in  the  future .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9   2.  

DASH  operational  services ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10   2.1.   Garment  Range  /  Showroom .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10   2.2.  

Trim,  Fabric  and  Part  Garment  construction  /  Showroom.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11  

2.3.  

Design  and  Cad  service .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13  

2.4.  

Corporate  LOGO  designs,  Swing  tickets,  Woven  Labels  &  business  card  design  Services ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14  

2.5.  

Pattern  making  service................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15  

2.6.  

Sample  set  service ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17  

2.7.  

Other  services ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18  

2.7.1.  

3.   4.   5.   6.   7.   8.  

Grading .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18  

2.7.2.  

Computer  Grading  prices  are  as  follows:............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18  

2.7.3.  

Digitizing............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 19  

2.7.4.  

Marker  making  service ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 19  

2.7.5.  

Plotting  service................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20  

2.7.6.  

Graded  sets  on  Hard  Paper  –  Manual  grading  on  hard  paper .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20  

Consultation  Appointments  with  Nicole  Morris  Rosenast  -­‐  ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................  21   Becoming  part  of  the  Dash  Family  –  Launching  July  2014  .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................  22   Cutting  services  .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................  23   Production  /  CMT  service  ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................  25   Garment  technology  division  .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................  27   Foresight  and  potential ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29  

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1. Our Vision Design  and  Sourcing  House  South  Africa    (D-­‐A-­‐S-­‐H-­‐SA)  has  a  vision  to  become  a  design  studio  and  manufacturing  plant  serving  the  Design  industry  of  South   Africa  and  abroad     Independent  Designers  in  South  Africa  will  be  able  to  use  a  world  class  manufacturing  plant  in  South  Africa  exclusively  while  international  retailers  will  be  able   to  manufacture  their  designs  in  Cape  Town,  South  Africa.     Dash  services  customers  across  the  board   •

Young  designers  entering  the  industry  



Established  designers  needing  a  reliable  supply  chain  



Designers  needing  export  assistance  



International  buyers  needing  design  support  for  export  



International  designers  needing  design  support  for  export  



International  retailers  needing  production  support  for   export  

       

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1.1. Hurdles  in  the  Industry   As  a  Designer  entering  into  the  industry  of  fashion,  the  hurdles  are  challenging.  You  know  you  are  talented.  You   would  like  to  produce  garments  that  you  believe  the  market  would  respond  to,  but  you  are  faced  with  financial   constraints  and  lack  of  resources  resulting  in  your  attempts  to  produce  your  designs  being  more  difficult  that  you   anticipated.   1.2. More  constraints  for  Local  Designers  in  Africa     •

Finding  skilled  staff  to  outsource  your  various  stages  of  production.  



Spending  hours  in  the  car  driving  from  one  place  to  the  next  trying  to  find  the  person  best  suited  to   your  product.    



Having  to  rely  on  outsourced  workers  that  do  not  make  your  work  a  priority  and  are  not  of  a  standard   that  you  require.    



The  best  service  providers  normally  work  in  large  institutions  such  as  design  studios  in  Cape  Town.    



Having  access  to  garment  ranges  for  inspiration,  as  you  are  not  able  to  travel  overseas  due  to  budget   constraints.    



Having  access  to  fabric  bases  and  trims  from  overseas  due  to  your  minimum  units.    



Ending  up  using  base  colour  fabrics  and  prints  that  can  be  seen  in  other  designers’  ranges  due  to  the   low  availability  of  fabric  ranges  in  South  Africa.    



Having  to  use  the  “informal  manufacturing  sector”  for  production  leading  to  quality  issues  on  your   products.    

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Spending  your  time  carrying  production  elements  from  one  stage  to  another.  This  leaves  you  with  very  little  time  to  spend  on  what  you  are  good  at;   “designing”  and  “marketing”  your  range    



Lacking  support  from  a  team  of  people  that  are  educated  in  the  field  of  production  and  who  are  happy  to  share  their  wealth  of  knowledge  with  you  to   ensure  that  mistakes  are  avoided  and  costs  are  not  incurred  to  you.                             The  Team  at  Dash  has  been  there  and  understands  the  inner  workings  of  the  industry.   For  this  reason  that  we  have  created  a  venue  where  these  problems  can  be  solved  under  one  roof.  

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1.3. Constraints  for  designers  and  retailers  aiming  to  secure  production  in  countries  other   than  China   •

Having  production  nightmares  in  countries  such  as  India  and  China  due  to  unreliability  of   the  production  



Not  being  able  to  meet  the  production  minimums  of  China  or  India  



Being  charged  unaffordable  surcharges  for  lower  units  that  lead  to  your  garment  items   being  unaffordable  



Dealing  with  exchange  rate  fluctuations  in  currencies  such  as  the  dollar  that  lead  to  an   increase  in  costs  



Vendor  ethics  and  business  attitude  towards  commitments  and  delivery  dates      

             

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1.4. The  infrastructure  of  DASH   •

The  building  of  DASH  has  a  total  floor  space  of  1200  m2  



A  reception  area    



Parking  facilities  are  available  on  sight.    



A  trim  and  fabric  showroom  with  over  10  000  trim  samples  displayed  for  buyers  and  designers  to  work  with.  



A  newly  built  showroom  for  inspirational  use  showcasing  fabric  hangers  from  both  international  and  local  mills.  



A  garment  showroom,  newly  renovated  with  over  300  garment  samples  purchased  from  international  design  houses,  showcasing  the  latest  designs  just   seen  in  the  major  runway  shows  across  the  world.  This  is  for  both  buyers  and  designers  to  utilize  when  range  building.  



A  full  design  and  C.A.D  facility  for  buyers  and  designers  to  utilize  when  requiring  anything  from   fabric  print  designing  to  garment  style  changes  on  computer.  



A  full  fabric  and  trim  importing  division  to  facilitate  the  buyers  and  designers  on  direct   importation  of  product  from  all  over  the  world.  



A  full  pattern  making  facility  with  4  pattern  makers  and  an  expansion  possibility  of  an  additional   4  more.   Our  pattern  makers  are  specialized  in  all  areas  of  garment  construction.  This  section  also  has   various  fit  dummies  required  when  fitting  garments  for  both  designers  and  buyers.  



A  full  grading  and  plotting  facility  for  both  designers  and  buyers  to  utilize.  (Computer  grading  as   well  as  cardboard  grading)  



A  full  sample  set  line  with  machinist  available  for  sample  manufacturing  for  both  designers  and  

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buyers  to  utilize.   •

A  full  cutting  facility  plant  for  buyers  and  designers  to  utilize  



A  CMT  plant  with  over  100  machines;  individually  operated  on  a  co-­‐op  system  for  buyers  and  designers  to  utilize  also  for  small  runs.  



A  full  fusing  and  finishing  plant  for  buyers  and  designers  to  utilize  



In-­‐house  quality  inspection  teams  



Dash  arranges  all  print  work  requirements  on  both  garments  and  fabric  through  our  supply  base  that  we  quality  endorse.  



Dash  arranges  all  embroidery  requirements  that  you  may  required  through  our  supply  base  that  we  recommend  



Storage  facilities  for  trim  and  fabrics  coming  in  for  production  



A  full  garment  technology  department  for  buyers  to  utilize  the  skills  of  our  trained  workers  when  facing  production  problems  



The  factory  has  specialised  itself  in  manufacturing  difficult  fabrics  i.e.  Organza,  Chiffon  etc.  



All  equipment  is  kept  to  the  highest  service  maintenance  in  industry  standards.  



Dash  is  currently  in  process  of  registering  the  CMT  premises  “IN  BOND”  to  ensure  fabrics   imported  can  be  manufactured  duty  free  for  export  customers  



Dedicated  time/motion  study  team  is  on  premises  to  ensure  international   manufacturing  standards  are  maintained  throughout  entire  manufacturing  process.    



Quality  standards  are  kept  to  international  levels  -­‐  resulting  in  a  customer  return  rate  of   0.02%  of  total  units  produced  per  year.      

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1.5. The  infrastructure  of  DASH   Further  services  DASH  will  offer  in  the  future   •

Training  and  “hands  on”  experience  facilities  for  young  designers.    



“Incubation  facilities”  for  buyers  from  retailers  to  update  and  educate  themselves  on  the   manufacturing  sector  and  the  advancements  that  have  been  made.  



Offering  a  secondary  course  to  young  students  coming  out  of  design  colleges  on  how  to   “perform”  in  the  world  fashion  jungle.  



Education  and  training  facilities  for  young  machinists.  



Developing  and  international  platform  of  interested  retailers  worldwide  in  search  of  products  from  designers  within  S.A.  



Engaging  and  collaborating  with  agents  in  cities  across  the  world  –  growing  the  Dash  Family  into  showrooms  with  on  trend  product  available  from  Dash   S.A.  



Developing  a  production  supply  from  Cape  Town  to  large  retailers  internationally.  



Offering  a  “one  stop  –  educational  and  manufacturing  facility”  for  designers  to  utilize  and  benefit  from.  



Educating  both  buyers  and  designers  on  fast  fashion  turn  around  strategies  and  providing  them  the  facility  to  do  so.  



Expanding  the  manufacturing  plant  into  a  full  co-­‐op  system  by  providing  lines  found  in  “informal  facilities”  to  educate  and  teach  these  line  managers  on   business  skills  and  profitability.  



A  full  interactive  website  hosted  by  DASH.  Designers  are  able  to  subscribe  to  the  website  and  enjoy  monthly  newsletters.    This  website  will  also  include   a  designer  and  vendor  directory  for  both  our  local  and  international  clients.  

 

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2. DASH  operational  services   2.1. Garment  Range  /  Showroom   •

DASH  offers  a  showroom  with  over  100  garments  at  any  given  stage.  



Our  garment  ranges  are  a  showcase  our  factories  manufacturing  capabilities  –  they  range  from  t-­‐shirts  through  to  tailored  jackets  and  occasion  /  glamour   wear.  



The  samples  that  are  showcased  in  Dash  are  on  trend  and  current  for  the  season  that  our  clients  are  buying  into.  



Our  designers  will  present  a  new  range  for  viewing  in  our  various  showrooms  every  4  months  



Dash  only  showcases  garments  that  are  unique,  made  out  of  fabrics  that  are  on  trend  and  give  the  designers  the  ability  to  work  of  actual  samples  without   the  expense  of  having  to  travel  abroad.  

 

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2.2. Trim,  Fabric  and  Part  Garment  construction  /  Showroom   •

Dash  has  all  local  suppliers  and  agents  from  South  Africa  displaying  fabric  bases  and  trim  that  are   available  in  stock  form  in  the  showroom.  



Dash  has  international  fabric  bases  and  prints  on  display  which  are  sourced  from  their  Sister   company  DASH  CHINA    



Select  and  work  with  exclusive  products  procured  by  Dash  from  overseas.  



Dash  has  1  container  that  leaves  China  every  month  on  the  20th  and  all  designers  are  able  to   consolidate  their  orders  together  –  thus  saving  on  import  and  shipping  charges  for  Low  Metres   ordered.  



Dash  has  one  airfreight  container  entering  into  SA  from  China  once  a  week  and  all  designers  are  able   to  consolidate  their  orders  together  –  thus  saving  on  import  and  shipping  charges  for  Low  Metres  /   Units  ordered.  



Fabric  and  Trim  orders  are  paid  for  upfront  when  approving  your  pre-­‐  production  sample  from  Dash   –  Landed  Costs  are  calculated.  



Shipment  arrives  between  4  –  6  weeks  via  sea  freight  and  10  working  days  via  air  freight  on  special  requests  



The  showroom  holds  over  10  000  one  off  trim  samples  and  a  selection  of  both  local  and  imported  fabrics  for  current  seasons  as  well  as  staple  base   cloth  fabrics.  



Both  trim  and  fabric  bases  are  updated  every  8  weeks  and  will  assist  the  buyers  with  having  access  to  the  latest  fashion  trends  from  around  the  world.    

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A  full  import  team  will  be  dedicated  to  this  import  division  with  the  following  services:   ! Assisting  in  sampling  orders  for  designers.   ! Assisting  in  bulk  orders  for  designers  with  units  as  small  as  50  units  per  trim  and  20   meters  of  fabric  in  bulk  stocks  that  are  available  overseas  –  right  up  to  high  meter   orders.   ! Costing  processes  on  what  the  landed  unit  would  cost.   ! Importation  of  the  trim.   ! Assisting  them  with  technical  sketches  and  markers  for  bulk  trim  orders.   ! Consolidation  of  trim  orders  on  sea  and  airfreight  to  assist  with  cost  savings.    

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Lead-­‐time  on  fabric  importation  can  be  anything  from  1  to  6  weeks  depending  on  the  required  meters  and  if  the  stock  is  on  hand.  



Cost  of  these  items  will  depend  on  selection  by  the  buyer  and  units  required.  



Part  garment  construction  division,  is  when  parts  of  garments  are  sent  to  China,  ONLY  when  they  cannot  be  made  in  South  Africa.  



Production  such  as  flocking,  beading  and  print  work  on  single  panels  as  well  as  laser  cutting  and  specialized  edging  and  construction  that  the  designer   cannot  afford  on  a  CMT  run  in  SA  but  would  enable  them  to  produce  a  high  end  garment  in  SA  with  the  assistance  of  China  and  not  competing  with   them  on  product  production  ready-­‐  made.    



This  process  is  involved  and  our  production  team  will  assist  the  buyers  with  markers  and  grading  and  moving  fabric  from  mills  to  part  garment  factories   and  beading  plants  for  safe  and  on  time  deliveries.  



Costing  of  part  garment  can  only  be  quoted  on  item  for  item  selection.  



Lead-­‐time  on  part  garment  construction  is  4  –  8  weeks  depending.    

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Dash  China  has  a  full  vendor  base  of  37  vendors  and  also  a  bulk  inspection  team  of  13  Dash  Members  –  this  team  inspects  bulk  in  full  prior  to  shipment   of  any  raw  material  to  south  Africa  



Dash  is  currently  registering  the  full  factory  for  a  DUTY  FREE  BOND  certification  –  ensuring  that  export  clients  do  not  need  to  pay  taxes  on  raw  material   when  doing  production  in  South  Africa.  

2.3. Design  and  Cad  service   •

A  Full  team  of  in-­‐house  graphic  designers  are  available  at  Dash.  



They  can  be  used  for  print  engineering.  



They  can  be  used  for  fabric  designs.  



They  can  be  used  for  C.A.D  facilities.  



The  rates  are  R650.00  per  hour.    



Lead  times  are  2  to  3  working  days  depending  on  the  amount  of  work  required.  



Amendments  to  completed  work  is  charged  at  35%  of  the  original  cost  per  hour  



Brief  meetings  and  range  building  for  quotation  purposes  are  free  of  charge  –   for  a  maximum  of  30  minutes  –  thereafter  the  normal  charge  rate  applies  



C.A.D  quotations  are  signed  off  by  the  client  prior  to  work  commencing.  



Payment  is  made  in  full  via  EFT  or  credit  card  payment  –  prior  to  artwork  being  collected.  



Please  note  that  full  colour  prints  are  available  for  designers  on  A3  or  A4  size  .  The  Cost  of  these  printed  pages  are  R22.00  for  A4  and  R14  for  A3.  



Graphic  and  artwork  of  each  designer  is  protected  by  a  non  –  disclosure  contract  signed  off  by  Dash  –  thus  ensuring  range  security  at  the  highest  levels.  



Embroidery  and  printing  outwork  services  –  this  is  done  by  our  affiliated  partners.  For  assistance  in  this  area  –  please  contact  [email protected]  

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2.4. Corporate  LOGO  designs,  Swing  tickets,  Woven  Labels  &  business  card  design  Services   Our  C.A.D  Division  can  also  assist  you  with  the  following  services   •

Logo  and  colour  designs  for  new  ranges  



Woven  Label  designs  and  production  –  minimum  quantity  is  500  pieces  



Swing  ticket  designs  and  production  –  minimum  quantity  is  500  pieces  



Wash  care  and  special  instruction  label  designs  and  production  -­‐  minimum  quantity  is  250  pieces  



Business  cards  and  printing  –  minimum  quantity  is  250  pieces  



Garment  bags  design  and  printing  –  minimum  quantity  is  500  pieces  



Packaging  designs  and  production  for  garments  –  minimum  quantity  is  350  pieces  



Kimble  options  for  swing  tickets  –  imported  directly  from  china  –  special  lock  safety  that  cannot  be  removed  from  garments  



Specialized  plastic  packaging  for  production  garments  for  export  –  1000  pieces  in  different  sizes  

                Please  

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note  the  following   •

Design  for  above  is  charged  at  the  hourly  rate  of  R450.00  per  hour  



All  swing  tickets  /  labels  /  tags  and  packaging  is  imported  from  China    



Lead  time  on  all  times  from  artwork  approval  is  7  days  +  10  working  days  shipping  



When  placing  an  order  on  bulk  –  all  payments  are  made  upfront  from  PP  approval  of  item.  

2.5. Pattern  making  service   •

Dash  has  fully  qualified  pattern  makers  division  



Our  pattern  makers  specialize  in  ladies  wear  (jackets  /  pants  /  sleepwear  /  dresses  and  tops)  



Our  pattern  makers  also  specialize  in  childrens  wear  



Lead-­‐time  on  patterns  is  1  to  3  days  from  briefing.  



Cost  per  Pattern   ! Full  constructed  jackets  with  Lining  @  R900.00   ! Casual  Jacket  Lined  @  R750.00   ! Casual  Jacket  unlined  @  R650.00   ! Lined  Dresses  @  R550.00   ! Pants  /  skirts  /  dresses  unlined  &  Shirts  @  R450.00   ! Sweaters  /  track  pants  /  Tops  and  T  Shirts    @  R290.00      

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We  have  2  hand  cutters  in  the  pattern  making  room.  Charge  to  cut  the  pattern  on  to  sample  fabric  is  R0.97  per   panel  



Style  changes  on  existing  patterns  is  R150.00  once  off  



Pattern  work  will  not  commence  until  a  full  brief  sheet  /  garment  and  picture  is  handed  over  to  the  pattern   maker.  



Patterns  are  completed  on  cardboard  for  you  with  a  full  description  sheet  and  picture  of  the  style  



Estimated  ratings  can  be  done  for  you  at  R35.00  per  rating  



All  patterns  are  only  released  once  payment  has  been  made  either  via  EFT  or  Credit  card  facilities.  



Spec  Sheet  services  provided  @  R220.00  per  sheet  per  style  1  –  6  sizes  



Spec  Sheet  services  provided  @  R340.00  per  sheet  per  style  7  –  14  sizes  

                               Pattern  Changing  Services   Pieces  per  Garment   1  to  7   8  to  15   16  to  24  

Rand   105.00   159.00   245.00  

 

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2.6. Sample  set  service   •

Dash  has  a  full  line  of  sample  machinists  



Designers  are  to  bring  in  their  own  sample  fabrics  and  trim  when  requiring  a  sample  to  be   made  



No  sample  work  will  be  accepted  for  the  studio  without  ALL  trim  and  fabric  being   delivered  prior  to  booking  the  sample  in.  



Thread  /  Cotton  is  provided  



Sample  set  lead  time  is  1  –  3  days  (depending  on  style  of  the  garment  

        Cost  per  sample  (Guidelines  ONLY)  =  please  refer  to  red  writing  to  how  the  sample  charge  is  worked  out  and   costed  for.  

 



T  Shirts:    

R33.00  –  R65.00  style  depending  

 



Dresses:  

R89.00  –  R145.00  style  depending  

 



Pants:    

R121.00  –  R189.00  style  depending  



Jackets:    

R198.00  –  R320.00  Style  depending  



Evening  wear:   R320.00  –  R480.00  style  depending    

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Please  note  =  all  samples  when  made  are  timed  on  the  sample  set  and  an  accurate  CMT  production  costing  is  sent  through  to  the  designer  when  the   garment  is  completed.     Samples  charges  are  quoted  off  the  CMT  costing  1  –  10  when  quoted  x  2  (as  a  surcharge)  should  you  book  bulk  production  with  us  –  the  double   charged  sample  is  refunded  to  you  x  1  off  your  bulk  invoice       2.7. Other  services   2.7.1. Grading     Dash  has  two  kinds  of  grading  services:     •

Computer  grading    



Manual  hard  board  grading  

  2.7.2. Computer    

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2.7.3. Grading  prices  are  as  follows:   Pieces  per  garment   1  to  3   4  to  6   7  to  10   11  to  15   16  to  20  

Rand   97.00   179.90   284.90   410.00   580.00  

2.7.4. Digitizing   Pieces  per  Garment   1  to  5   6  to  10   11  to  20   21  to  29  

Rand   105.00   155.00   220.00   305.00  

2.7.5. Marker  making  service   Pieces  per  garment   1  to  3   4  to  6   7  to  10   11  to  15  

Rand   145.00   262.90   332.00   414.00  

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2.7.6. Plotting  service   •

R10.90  per  metre.   2.7.7. Graded  sets  on  Hard  Paper  –  Manual  grading  on  hard  paper  



Dash  charges  1  price  for  sizes  XS  –  L  



Turn-­‐around  time  is  24  hours  if  dropped  off  at  09h00  in  the  morning  



All  graded  patterns  are  issued  with  a  full  fit  sheet  



Standard  grade  rules  are  used  –  please  specify  if  you  require  a  different  rule  applied  

Note:   when  markers  are  done,  paper  is  charged  separately  to  how  many  metres  have  been  used.    

 

(This  can  be  seen  from  the  supplied  cut  sheet)  

  Please  note  that  a  marker  charge  of  R129.00  is  charged  when  cutting  off  a  manual  graded  set  per  fabric  base  per  style   o

Blouse  @  R595.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L)    R60.00  per  size  additional  

o

Skirt  @  R545.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L  )  R55.00  per  size  additional  

o

Jackets  unlined  @  R665.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L  )  R65.00  per  size  additional  

o

Jackets  Lined  @  R797.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L  )  R85.00  per  size  additional  

o

Dresses  Unlined  @  R545.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L  )  R55.00  per  size  additional  

o

Dresses  Lined  @  R595.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L)  R60.00  per  size  additional  

o

Pants  @  R595.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L  )  R60.00  per  size  additional  

o

Sleeveless  Dress  /  T  shirts  R395.00  (4  sizes  included  XS  –  L)  R50.00  per  size  additional  

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3. Consultation  Appointments  with  Nicole  Morris  Rosenast  -­‐     •

Assistants  with  range  building  and  new  label  creation  



Educational  sessions  on  how  to  go  about  building  your  range  with  the  least  amount  of  cost  or  risk  to  yourself  



Sessions  on  how  to  launch  your  range  internationally  for  export  and  potentially  becoming  a  design  partner  to  Dash  



Assistance  on  setting  up  your  business  and  what  the  best  platforms  are  to  launch  your  business  into  



Assistance  in  sourcing  from  overseas  for  raw  materials  that  may  assist  you  in  the  development  of  your  range    

Cost  per  Hour  -­‐  R800.00   •

Please  note  that  in  order  to  understand  the  value  in  these  educational  sessions,  you  can  book  a  20-­‐minute   appointment  with  Nicole  for  any  questions  that  you  may  have.                    

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4. Becoming  part  of  the  Dash  Family  –  Launching  July  2014   •

Dash  has  hand  selected  5  designers  that  work  with  Dash  –  for  an  international  Catalogue  show  casing  the  best  Africa  has  to  offer  export  –  This  will  be   launching  August  2014  



Dash  has  an  extensive  base  of  working  partners  across  Europe  /  The  United  Arab  Emirates  and  United  Kingdom  



These  designers  will  be  offered  a  partnership  opportunity  with  Dash,  who  will  be  closely  involved  in  the  sourcing,  producing  and  marketing  of  their   brand  internationally  



Designers  will  be  taken  on  sourcing  trips  to  select  their  own  raw  materials  



To  qualify  for  this  program  –  you  will  need  to  have  a  working  and  established  relationship  with  Dash.  



Feel  free  to  contact  Dash  for  any  queries  you  may  have  regarding  becoming  part  of  the  designer  program.    

                 

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5. Cutting  services   •

Dash  has  a  full  cutting  facility  in–house.  



Fully  trained  staff  to  facilitate  all  designers.  



Lead-­‐time  is  24  –  48  hours  depending  on  the  size  of  the  style.  



For  charges  please  refer  to  the  grid  below  



Bulk  cutting  charges  can  be  negotiated  directly  with  the  design  team  for  the   economy  lines    



Manual  marking  and  Cutting  –  One  main  marker    R129.00   Per  fabric  base  per  style  



Designers  are  guaranteed  of  getting  all  excess  fabric  returned  –  waist  and  lay   included  



Cutting  services  are  open  to  small  runs  from  20  garments  upwards  



Cutting  services  for  1  –  20  garments  can  be  arranged  at  a  surcharge  –  refer  to  grid  below  



Fusing  services  @  R0.49  c  per  panel    (excluding  the  fusing  raw  material)  



Single  Layer  Hand  cutting  is  @  R1.97  per  piece  

        Cutting  Sheet  

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1  to  3  PC  

4  to  6  PC  

7  to  10  PC  

11  to  15  PC  

16  to  20  PC  

0.97  

0.92  

0.87  

0.83  

0.80  

0.87  

0.82  

0.77  

0.73  

0.70  

20-­‐50  

0.79  

0.75  

0.71  

0.67  

0.62  

50-­‐80  

0.72  

0.68  

0.64  

0.60  

0.56  

80-­‐100  

0.68  

0.64  

0.60  

0.56  

0.52  

100-­‐150  

0.65  

0.61  

0.57  

0.53  

0.49  

150+  

0.63  

0.59  

0.55  

0.51  

0.47  

Units   1-­‐10  

10-­‐20  

 

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6. Production  /  CMT  service   •

Dash  is  a  factory  in  Cape  Town,  that  produces  garments  at  an  export  level  in  quality  



Dash  has  a  floor  space  with  over  200  machines  specializing  in  both  easy  and  difficult  fabrics   such  as  silks,  organza,  chiffons  etc.  



Dash  can  do  runs  from  20  units  up  to  accommodate  both  small  designer  runs  through  to  large   retail  chain  store  orders.  



Dash  has  a  sample  set  that  runs  production  from  1  –  20  garments  



Booking  on  production  schedules  will  be  imperative.  

 



Our  Factory  owner  has  over  35  years  experience  in  the  industry.  

 



Dash  provides  quality  inspection  staff  on  the  line.    The  designer  can  request  both  a  mid  and   final  100%  inspection  of  the  bulk  report.  



We  have  various  lines  that  specialize  in  pants  /  dresses  /  T  Shirts  /  Jackets  =  woven  and  knit   fabrics  



Lead  times  are  style  depending  



All  payments  are  COD  via  EFT  or  credit  card    



Costing  is  done  within  24  hours  from  actual  garments  and  are  free  of  charges  



Dash  also  has  a  knitwear  facility  specializing  in  all  your  knitwear  requirements  for  both  local   and  export  production  



Dash  also  has  a  denim  wear  factory  that  can  assist  you  with  your  requirements  for  both  local   and  export  production  

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Costing  is  submitted  to  you  the  designer  in  hard  copy  and  include  flat  pack  and  cutting  charges  



For  hanger  packaging    -­‐  designers  would  need  to  provide  both  the  long  garment  bag  as  well  as  the  hanger  of  their  choice  



Fusing  services  are  included.    



Finishing  services  are  included.  



Packaging  requirements  can  be  specified;  flat  pack  or  on  hangers.  



Lead-­‐times  on  production  are  dependent  on  the  style  of  garment  on  the  line  and  the  units  involved.  



CMT  charges  run  at  R2.54  per  minute.  



For  smaller  runs  the  designers  will  be  charged  R2.88  per  minute  for  the  garment  and  an  additional  surcharge  added  on  depending  on  the  style  of  the   garment                

   

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7. Garment  technology  division   •

Dash  has  a  full  technology  division  on  sight  –  this  is  stationed  at  the  wireless  working  station  division.  



Our  technologists  are  there  to  support  and  assist  the  designers  with  technical  knowledge  and  information  in  order  to  re-­‐style  and  modify  fits  of   garment  to  make  them  commercially  viable.  



The  technologists  are  also  there  to  assist  the  designers  with  fit  logs  and  perfecting  their  own  blocks  when  range  building  to  ensure  that  their  ranges  get   known  not  only  for  their  styling  but  also  for  their  fits  



The  technologists  are  also  there  to  assist  the  flow  in  the  various  divisions  of  the  vertical  operation  ensuring  that  the  designers  not  only  utilize  but  also   understand  how  the  various  processes  work  within  the  structure  of  the  building.                          

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7.1. Processing  of  Garment  Tech  Packs  for  international  designers  –  outside  the  borders  of  South  Africa   •

Dash  is  a  fully  inter-­‐grated  facility  that  is  able  to  assist  designers  from  all  over  the  world  on  production  requirements  



Designers  from  across  the  world  are  able  to  email  through  tech  packs  to  [email protected]    



Dash  is  able  to  process  designs  from  concept  to  delivery    



International  Designers  are  able  to  make  use  of  the  following  services  –       a) Sourcing  of  raw  materials  and  trim   b) Fabric  sourcing   c) Pattern  making   d) Cutting  and  CMT  facilities   e) Sample  set  facilities   f)

Printing  

g) Embroidery   h) Knitwear   i)

Denim  wear  



All  Shipments  are  done  via  air  or  sea  freight  –  depending  on  the  units  required  



Lead-­‐  time  on  tech  pack  development  through  to  production  is  8  –  12  week      

8. Foresight  and  potential  

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Writing  and  implementing  a  practical  course  for  young  designers  out  of  fashion  school  to  enter  into  for  practical  experience  in  the  manufacturing  field   prior  to  applying  for  positions  in  the  fashion  industry.  



Training  rooms  and  facilities  for  buyers  and  retail  to  utilize  for  updating  and  re-­‐educating  staff  on  new  developments  from  within  the  garment  industry.  



Training  rooms  and  facilities  for  young  students  wanting  to  learn  garment-­‐manufacturing  skills.  



Developing  an  online  website  buying  platform  for  export  opportunities  –  showcasing  product  designed  by  designers  utilizing  the  DASH  facility.  



Introducing  “designers  that  show  exceptional  talent”  while  being  in  the  DASH  Facility  to  the  larger  retailers  and  thus  developing  a  “home  grown”  design   talent  similar  to  what  Australia  has  managed  to  achieve.  



In  the  future  developing  an  updated  version  of  the  Young  Designer  concept  –  for  TRUE  young  designers,  thus  taking  them  all  the  way  from  concept  to   retail.  These  Designer  stores  will  be  expanded  in  both  the  local  and  international  markets  



Offering  them  retail  and  styling  courses  where  they  get  to  understand  what  the  customer’s  wants  and  needs.     .  

   

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