Keeping focused on changing efficiencies to reduce costs in real-time. Be responsible for keeping up with clear social and environmental targets to reduce risks. To progress and expand into new sectors but, to retain our identity together with our current and future clients.

HOW WE WORK

 

OUR OWN SPECIALIST DESIGNERS

Our global, in-house design team, pattern makers, and technical advisors are based in the UK head office, China and Bangladesh.

 

Our designers work closely with our clients and account managers to give a full overall assessment of their brief. Their creative thoughts cover;

  • Research and Development

  • Trend Analysis and Pricing

  • Brand Protection

  • Materials Feasibility

  • Concepts Drawings and Sketches

  • 3D Product Design

  • Vast Range of Swatch materials / graphic platforms as well as specification and technical datasheets

Design Samples
 

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Multi-Product Views
Material Identification
Key Features

TECH PACKS

A CRUCIAL GUIDE FOR ALL MANUFACTURING AND SAMPLE CHECKING

TECH PACK is a detail product specification document we share with our factories from the initial sampling stage to final production. Every stage is carefully checked, revised and documented by Xcel Bespoke design team with full development traceability on record. This effective process ensures quality and accuracy during production and it reduces potential errors to a minimum. More importantly, our TECH PACKS safeguards punctuality of every delivery without incurring overtime and unexpected costs.

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GENERAL ARRANGEMENT CAD

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A Guide for Production
Artwork Placement
Product Construction
Exact Dimensions

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Ensuring all Legal Requirements are met
Ensuring Product Safety are provided
Keeping Brand Usage and Labelling consistency
Promote CSR and RECYCLING awareness

LABELLING AND ACCESSORIZES

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Close attention to ethical and sustainable products are always in our minds, which can be created for use in many different sectors from multiple sources across the world.

 

Our teams also work closely with our QA and production teams ensuring that each stage of the production is fitted to our clients specification. 

INNOVATION PROCESS

We innovate ideas by problem-solving and analysing the markets, to improve product functionality and desirability. Pinpointing key trends from reports, retail excursions and trade exhibitions to conceptualise ideas.

Our multi-disciplinary design team, process all ingredients and this sets the direction to create bespoke solutions, tailored to your brief and budget.

Our specialist knowledge in the creative process allows us to bring your ideas to life!

 

To achieve this, we create detailed TECH-PACKs for all designs that have been approved. This safeguards the product throughout the entire development process and ensures that your brand integrity is protected.

BRAND MASTER

 

RESEARCH

 

3 TIERS
INNOVATION

 

TECH PACK

 

PLASTIC

 

FINAL APPROVAL

 

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Brand Consultation
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Agency Engagement
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Establish Direction

 

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Trend Identification
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Competition Analysis
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Our Insight 

 

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Incremental
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Breakthrough
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Disruptive

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Client's Approval or Back to Drawing Board

 

 

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Detail Design Specification
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Essentials for Factory

 

Physical checks against TECH-PACKS
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Branding Checks
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Legal and Labelling Checks

 

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Final Production Sample Check
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100% Traceability to eliminate possible error during production

 

 

TREND HUNTING AND R&D

With close understandings of our client's future campaigns and what they want to achieve, we collaborate together and visit many of the global world trade shows.


We recognize the importance of each buying window, which fits within the current market moods and trends. This allows us to put together many  R and D reports and mood boards, that fit within their remit and within our internal libraries.

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TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

We have a vast amount of experience in the design and development of online client platforms. We are currently servicing over 48,000 users, via 1700 sites across the UK, Europe and ROW. Innovative and automatic partnerships are crucial for time to market, fast turnaround demand.


All platforms perform with up to the minute real-time information, where reports can be accessed through both client and our bespoke portals. This approach gives clear visibility through different countries and time zones. Orders then can be processed quickly, stock management can be assessed, evaluated on a global scale.

 
  • Products listed with as much detail as you require.

  • Optional stock restrictions by profile/employee order history and profile/employee attributes.

  • Product history count 

  • Optional one-click order approval

  • Real-time stock management tracking and reports

  • Accessible from a web browser anywhere in the world

  • Full sharing ability for each buying window

  • Returns booking – pickup from premises available in the UK; self-sending available worldwide

  • Order, returns, and shipment tracking

  • Email updates for your orders and returns

  • Web portal branded with your logo and colours with additional content added as required

  • Orders can be delivered worldwide

 

SOURCING

Early discussions with the brand team on the requirements of the brief in detail and what they are expecting. We deal with tried and tested factory partners, who can assist us with the briefing process, suggesting alternatives if needed. 

LOCAL SOURCING

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FAR EAST SOURCING

Short lead time, low quantity briefs

Large supply base:

Sourcing supply:

Online catalogues:

Sampling:

Order process:

Available in both the UK and Europe, ensuring quick turnarounds

We have a dedicated team working only with local partners and they have a vast amount of experience in this area

Easy access to thousands of stock ideas, ready for your branding

Choice of physical sample or pdf proofing before bulk production

The same level of account management despite lower volumes/shorter lead times

Long lead time, large quantity briefs

Efficient project planning:

Fast sampling:

Approval process:

Bulk production:

Split shipments:

Sear or Air shipments:

Delivery:

Available in both the UK and Europe, ensuring quick turnarounds

We have a dedicated team working only with local partners and they have a vast amount of experience in this area

Easy access to thousands of stock ideas, ready for your branding

40-60 days

Option for tight deadlines, delivering in stock to start process then bulk to follow

Options to suit all budgets and timings

We keep in contact until the goods arrive in your warehouse

 

QUALITY & PRICING

HOW DO WE COMPETE ON QUALITY & PRICING?

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CROSS COSTING FULL TRANSPARENCY, OPEN BOOK POLICY

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DESIGN TEAM
Used to creating value-added designs to a specific agreed budget

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LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS WITH FACTORIES AND SUPPLIERS
Helping keep quality high and pricing low

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CSR
We take CSR very seriously, and work hard to ensure the factories  we work with provide their staff with safe working environments

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NO HIDDEN COSTS
Onward & tooling. Every cost wrapped up in your price per piece

QUALITY
Quality control staff in China, strong quality control policies (inline inspections, during production), tight inspection criteria.