Tech pack in better terms technical pack, it an instruction sheet. It can be explained as the blueprint of any design.
It is an information sheet comprising various data about the details of the garment to be produced. Normally it is inclusive of illustrations for more precision technical flats, fabric details, color card, trims card, grading data, stitching instruction, etc. It is always better to keep the tech pack as detailed as possible, more the details, lesser the mistakes.
Tech pack reduces errors, there is no need of consulting the designer or merchandiser for every small doubt and it serves as the best guideline for the manufacturer to turn ideas into the actual product with great precision.
Tech pack is an important factor for product development and later mass production. Making a tech pack lays various benefits.
Benefits of Tech Pack
- It helps in making accurate samples by making all small details available in it.
- Accuracy in price quotation, since we get all information about material, consumption, the time required, etc.
- It kind of serves as an agreement for various aspects like construction method, type of fold, etc.
- Since quality and standards are needed to be maintained very well, it can be considered as a standard for reference for comparing the produced item with the actual requirement.
- It is the best way to keep all the information organized in a standard format.
- It reduces time and money wastage which may arise due to the wrong sample or numerous corrections.
- A single bunch of papers conveys to all, as no separate instructions are to be given to CAD, sampling, cutting, etc.
Content of Tech Pack
1. Specification Sheet
A garment specification sheet or spec sheet is a technical document that contains the construction details of the product, a technical diagram/ sketch of the garment, measurements of the product. The detailed sketch shows the overview look of how the final garment would look. And the measurement chart has all the required measurements for the garment to be made also positioning of a various small part, logo and labels are given
2. Constructional Detail
It contains more details and in-depth specifications of the garment. Detailed diagram of merchandise, specification about stitch type, SPI, embroidery and print details are specified.
Diagrammatic representation of the specific stitch detailing or a type of seam are given for reference.
3. Grading Chart
While the mass production of garments is considered, products are to be made in a variety of sizes so as to fulfill the demand of people belonging to different age and size groups. Every company has its own way of sizing garments and in many cases, they also have their own standard measurement chart. Grading is done in successive sizes or skip sizes, measurements of Up Grading and Downgrading on basis of basic size are given in this sheet to come up with different sizes of proper fitting garments.
4. Packing Details
Packing for shipping and final representation of garment are the very initial and eye-catching aspect. Buyer has to be specific with the Packing materials, way of packing, and no. of pieces per box. Sometimes packing is done on hangers or open garments are demanded so at times the things need to be specified.