|After 10 years as a supplier to some the world’s largest retailers we know more than anyone the stresses faced by retail buyers today. With growing product ranges, expanding supply bases, global travel, and the ever increasing need for more unique product, the last thing todays buyer has is time.More information, more insight, more eyes and ears working to help provide the latest updates from competitor analysis, trend show reports and fashion runways is often the most significant help that can be offered.
|The ability to bring all of these sources together to produce bespoke trends which incorporate all of the buying teams needs while including the businesses own awareness of its customer demographic can prove invaluable.
Catherine Price Ltd offer to assist buying teams in producing bespoke trend boards which offer a greater level of detail and accuracy in order to clearly convey the style and the sentiment required from a trend. This ensures that the messages conveyed by the trend are easier to interpret and understand by the supply base.
|With the time between the last range sign off and next seasons new development becoming ever tighter, we understand that the time in between allows little opportunity for the majority of buying teams to produce brief packs containing the level of detail and content they would otherwise have preferred.
After 10 years spent working with a broad range of factories across the Far East we understand that less detailed briefs often mean less useful interpretation by the supply base. In turn this leads to less new product innovation, and more buyer’s time taken up issuing further information, or having discussions with suppliers and factories to enable further understanding. At best this forces new development into shorter timescales, at worst it leads to suppliers offering new development which completely misses the meaning of the brief.
|Catherine Price Ltd offers to work alongside buying teams in producing bespoke brief packs containing all of the detail a supply base could need to understand the look, feel, colour pallet, coordination of print and pattern, as well as the application of materials and finishes required to create a cohesive product range with the look of having been produced at a single point of source.
Greater detail across more content enables suppliers to understand more and to accurately interpret in a shorter time. Brief documents become more usable from a suppliers perspective with less room for misinterpretation. The result is time and cost saved for both buyer and supplier, and most importantly more cohesive design led product ranges in store.
|Catherine has led a product design team for the last 20 years, 10 years spent as head of product design for one of the largest UK import companies, and the last 10 years as a co-owner and design director of a Hong Kong based product design and manufacturing company who supply ranges of product across multiple categories to the biggest names in the retail industry. At Catherine Price Ltd design is what we do.
Our UK based design studios offer retailers the chance to utilise a valuable resource, a dedicated product design team on hand to consult, advise and engage with every step of the design process to ensure buyers
|benefit from the time we have that they don’t. Time spent in research, store analysis, at trade fairs, at fashion shows and interior exhibitions.
Catherine Price Ltd offers a full bespoke product design service across all home and accessory categories. From textile and pattern design, to seasonal decorative events, gifts, candle and home fragrance, through to decorative home accessory. These product areas cover all material types – wood, glass, metal, tin, plastics, textile, etc. and are produced for all areas of the home – living, dining, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, kids, garden and outdoor.
|As well as the initial product design clients have the option to request full detailed manufacturing specifications. Having spent 10 years issuing product specifications directly to factory bases across the Far East to produce product for global retail, we understand that delivering product does not stop at the design.
|An intrinsic understanding of the manufacturing processes allows us to not just ensure our designs can be manufactured, or manufactured to meet the specific requirements of design or cost, but to also ensure that the details passed to the factories are usable and do not allow for misinterpretation. This ensures samples are correct first time and that products meet the needs of the brief.
|In addition to product design and manufacturing specification, we also offer the final pieces in the product design puzzle – packaging, artwork and labelling. The finishing touches can often make all of the difference when a product reaches the shelf. Having spent so long working directly with major retailers across everyday ranges as well as the specifics of seasonal events, we understand that impact in store can be all important and that as consumers develop an ever keener eye the small detail is just as important as the big.
|Catherine Price Ltd. offers designs for packaging solutions as well as all artwork and labelling design and specification which can be issued direct to the supplier.
|Having developed a successful product manufacture and supply business for the last 10 years, Catherine and Liam are now partners within a larger China based manufacturing company. Qingdao Sanda offer a range of products focused within candle and home fragrance, candle holder and
|accessory, room décor, decorative accessory, seasonal decoration and accessory, as well as ranges of woven indoor and outdoor products.For further detail, to discuss potential development, or to request cross costings, please contact Catherine Price Ltd.