What kind of people and partners does KRSTN NDRSN typically work with?

What kind of people and partners does KRSTN NDRSN typically work with?

At KRSTN NDRSN, we love to work with individuals and businesses that have a strong sense of purpose. We also work with companies whose values closely align with ours. It's important to us that each brand we work with is passionate about, and committed to, sustainability, ethics, and inclusivity in a sincere way. That being stated, we work with a range of startups, more established brands, and people just getting the ball rolling.

Do you help source and locate factories for bulk production?

Do you help source and locate factories for bulk production?

We do! We have a list of over 100+ factory partners that we are always adding to. We understand what their best strengths are, their minimums and location to guide you to the most sensible factory. If you're a factory and would like to be added to our list, please fill out the form here. 

 

What is the development process like?

What is the development process like? 

We work hard to customize the development process to each client's individual needs. If you would like us to be more hands-on, we will work closely with you, even taking the lead, to create a product you're proud to show off and share! We are also extremely comfortable with giving more directive feedback and letting you steer the way.

 

What does KRSTN NDRSN specialize in?

What does KRSTN NDRSN specialize in?

 

We specialize in designing and developing swimwear, lingerie, and loungewear collections.

 

How can KRSTN NDRSN help me start a brand?

How can KRSTN NDRSN help me start a brand?

We help founders and small businesses through every stage of product development. From helping you conceptualize your brand concept or idea to executing sketches and creating tech packs, sourcing the right factory partners, and working through the life cycle to completion.

 

How long does it take to develop a line?

How long does it take to develop a line?

 

From the time you start working on your first sketches and tech packs, to launching can range anywhere from 6 months to a year or more. The more technical your garment, the longer the timeline. Swimwear is faster to produce than an underwire bra, but it also depends on a variety of other factors like where you're planning to produce the goods, how picky you are about the fit, the styles themselves, fabrication, etc.

 

How much does it cost to start a brand and get product?

How much does it cost to start a brand and get product?

 

Including the costs of design, development, and purchasing bulk goods, can cost anywhere from $25,000 to $100,000 PLUS.  Still, it all depends on volume, what kind of products you're looking to make, and where!

A good rule of thumb is to take whatever you plan on spending for product and multiply by 2.5 to get the rest of the estimated budget. Your marketing should be nearly the same as what you spend on products since you need to consider the cost of acquiring your customers.

 

How does KRSTN work with startups?

How does KRSTN work with startups?

 

First, we want to make sure we're a good match! We offer a quick free chat with one of our teammates to help determine if you'd be a good fit.

Once we decide if you're a good fit, you'll be connected with Kristen and she will guide you through the process depending on your plan ahead.

 

I already have everything ready. Can you just tell me some factories to work with?

I already have everything ready. Can you just tell me some factories to work with?

 

While we love to support new businesses in many other ways, we are unable to disclose our partners to non-clients. This is due to the nature of our business, legal concerns, and protecting our partnerships.

 

How can I find out if KRSTN NDRSN is a good fit for what I'm making?

How can I find out if KRSTN NDRSN is a good fit for what I'm making?

 

Great question, as fit is essential on both ends. We suggest deep consideration on your own why, what you value in collaboration, and what you desire in a design partner. When you have an established idea, a strong sense of purpose, and want to work with a designer who just gets it, we'd love to hear from you.

 

I'm a factory! How can we work with you?

I'm a factory! How can we work with you?

 

Great question! We would love to get in touch with you, so we can add you to our factory list that we frequently reference. Please send us an email, letting us know you'd like to be included!

 

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