Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some questions that we are asked time and again.

If you can't find an answer relevant to you, please Contact Us.


Q: Do you develop ladies and men's collections?

A: Yes, we develop both.


Q: Who do you manufacture for?

A: We work with a select group of top fashion designers, with long established relationships going back over 20 years. Client confidentiality assures that their names, or yours, would not be disclosed.


Q: Do you produce your knitwear offshore?

A: No. Our entire operation is based at our Ladylaw Mill factory in Hawick, Scotland.


Q: Do you work with retailers or designer brands?

A: We work with both. The service that we offer is suited to retailers, as well as designer brands - with different aspects of our service being attractive to each.


Q: Do you have minimum order quantities?

A: We aim to achieve a ratio of 50 units per style developed over the course of the season. I.e. If we produce a 10 piece collection, we would expect to receive total orders of 500 units minimum - but this may be split over different sizes & colours and comprised of separate orders & deliveries.


Q: Do you charge sample development fees?

A: We charge a standard fee of £1000 per style. This is payable before any development work commences.


Q: What are your ex. works price points?

A: All styles are priced on a time / material costing basis, therefore price will vary hugely between styles. Indicative ex. works prices based on historical averages are as follows;

  • 12 gauge plain - £90 to £120
  • 12 gauge structure - £100 to £170
  • 12 gauge intarsia - £100 to £180
  • 8 gauge plain - £100 to £140
  • 8 gauge structure - £110 to £180
  • 5 gauge plain - £120 to £170
  • 5 gauge structure - £120 to £200


Q: What is your order turnaround time?

A: We will work with you to structure delivery when you need it. It is possible to reserve production space based on estimated orders. For top ups and re-orders we can generally fulfil in 4 – 6 weeks.


Q: What information do you need from me?

A: Ideally we require a detailed specification – but we have in house design services if required. We also have an extensive body shape and stitch structure library which you are welcome to make use of.

We also need to understand your business so that we can determine if we are a good fit for each other – in terms of overall business size, growth plans and expectations. We are only interested in establishing long term mutually beneficial relationships.


Q: How quickly can I get my samples?

A: Autumn / Winter and Spring / Summer ranges are peak periods which require careful planning. We will work with you on the critical path to ensure that your samples are with you in time for showing / selling.

Outside of peak periods – once we have all the information required we can generally have samples to you in 2 to 3 weeks.


You can find more information on our Products & Services page.