WHAT WE DO
We provide complete supply chain solutions covering menswear, ladieswear, childrenswear and homeware; we cater to all of our customers specific needs and believe in co-creation.
WHAT WE PRODUCE
At Design Arc we offer fashion & lifestyle products which are ethically sourced through our partner factories across the globe. The key focus is always on agility (speed to market) as well as sustainability. Each product category comes with its own dedicated and experienced team, with expert design creativity, fabric expertise and production capabilities.
Key Product Categories
Ladieswear : Jersey, Leisurewear, Knitwear, Fashion Denim, Woven Blouses & Dresses, Beachwear, Nightwear
Menswear : Jersey, Leisurewear, Knitwear, Casual Bottoms & Denim, Casual Shirts, Swimwear, Outerwear
Kidswear : Jersey, Fleece, Fashion Denim, Dresses, Casual Bottoms, Knitwear, Nightwear, Swimwear
Home : Cushions, Throws, Rugs, Décor (wood/metal), Small Furniture, Lighting, Dinnerware & Barware
Market Research & Trend Reports
Our design focus is on trend research, forecasting, fabric sourcing and print knowledge. Our talented team of designers constantly keep abreast of trends converting those market insights into products that sell. Providing agile cost effective, alternative and complementary trends gathering information from our global markets and manufacturing regions helps us to deliver speed to market.
Design Arc monthly market reports in key fashion and lifestyle categories range from the world over: London, Tokyo, Seoul, LA, Miami, NY, Spain, Brazil and Australia.
A strong design-led company continually researching new trends and fabrics, for the latest styles is our USP. We employ a talented in-house creative team of over 50 designers and product developers creating fresh, original ideas for our clients; unique artwork from sketch through to the final product that is ready for the shop floor.
The majority of our customers rely on our fabric, wash and design input when we work together. We develop over 500 new styles every month across various product categories.
3D Design & Digistof (inhouse PLM software)
In recent times, the need to weave sustainability into the product development and design process has become increasingly important. At Design Arc we use cutting-edge Clo 3D garment visualization technology to cultivate a sustainable landscape for our samples. We employ Clo designers to produce every type of garment from simple t-shirts to complex outerwear which helps in reducing sampling leadtimes as well as the need of physical samples. This technology has the ability to create unlimited graphic placements, colourways and engineered print layouts, while accurately emulating drape-sensitive fabrics.
We pride ourselves as pioneers in creating an inhouse PLM software (Digistof) which is used extensively by our product development and design teams to monitor the process efficiently. We are extending the use of this software to our customers and suppliers as part of our digitalisation journey which will help us become an agile business.
Throughout our supply chain, we develop and procure products strategically to offer flexible and cost-effective sourcing solutions. Having a global footprint means giving you – right product from the right country and the right factory.
We also offer favourable credit terms to retailers. We provide cost advantages to our customers from economies of scale through fabric and trim consolidation.
A combined pool of talent ranging from creative designers, product developers to experienced technicians and forward-thinking merchandisers is the reason we are trusted by some of the biggest names in the industry.
Technical & Ethical Compliance
At Design Arc, we work with all our partners to ensure the affiliated factories are meeting the global compliance standards, across ethical, technical, as well as fire, electrical & building safety compliance, in line with the customer’s requirements. We pride ourselves on having some of the most stringent compliance standards in the apparel sourcing and manufacturing industry.
Our compliance team reports to the board, and not to the individual business units. The objective is to uphold the reputation of our customers, business partners and our organisation by ensuring ethics, integrity and technical expertise which are an integral part of our business DNA.
Manufacturing & Sourcing Excellence
We pride ourselves on our extended history of manufacturing excellence. Our sourcing offices are supported by well qualified and experienced industry professionals in merchandising, quality control, technical services, compliance and logistics. ‘Flexibility’ and ‘Speed to Market’ is the core essence of our supply chain services.
The aim is to continually drive towards and challenge traditional lead times and critical paths by offering flexibility and genuine fast turnaround trading options.
Design Arc’s sourcing partner factories are spread across the globe in countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Egypt. All of these factories are technically and ethically audited to best-in class standards.