Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT IS YOUR SUSTAINABILITY /TRANSPARENCY POLICY?
  • WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENT?
  • WHAT TYPE OF GARMENTS CAN YOU PRODUCE AT LOW MOQ? (WOVENS, DENIM, T-SHIRTS, ETC) ?
  • WHAT TYPE OF GARMENTS CAN YOU DEVELOP? (WOVENS, DENIM, T-SHIRTS, ETC) ?
  • WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME FOR LOW MOQ PRODUCTION IN YOUR STUDIO?
  • WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT?
  • WHICH BRANDS DO YOU WORK WITH?
  • DO YOU HAVE GENERIC STYLES THAT I CAN ATTACH MY CLOTHING LABEL ON TO?
  • WILL YOU SOURCE FABRIC AND NOTIONS FOR ME?
  • DO I NEED TO BE IN CALGARY TO WORK WITH YOU?
  • HOW DO YOU QUOTE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT?
  • I WANT TO START A FASHION BUSINESS BUT DON’T HAVE ONE YET. WILL YOU WORK WITH ME?
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO DESIGN A CLOTHING LINE?

The only sustainaiblity and transperency that we can gaurantee upfront is what happens within our studio.  We have a 100% Canadian based staff and all items produced within our studio are 100% designed and developed by us (excluding fabrics and supplies).  Where we cannot provide this assurance, is in the decisions that our clients make on their own behalf, or garauntee the full sustainability and transperency of other providers.  We can recommend suppliers that we would use, however it is the client’s responsibility to ask their own questions and complete their own due diligence for their product.  

Our minimum MOQ is 5 pieces PER STYLE/ONE SIZE/ONE COLOUR/ONE FABRIC.  Refer below for some reference examples:

Example #1: STYLE: Poncho, One size only, One colour/fabric only = 5 Units

Example #2: STYLE: Ladies pant, SIZES: Small, Medium, Large (3 sizes), One colour/fabric only = 15 units

Example # 3: STYLE: Ladies Pant, SIZES: Small, Medium, Large (3 sizes), TWO colours/ ONE fabric  = 30 units 

We can produce more intricate knit wear and woven pieces.  Although we can produce t-shirts and basics, we often refer these types of garments to our collaborators for production as producing higher quantities of basics are most cost efficient.

We have the capacity to develop a broad range of garments, from knits to wovens.  This is the area that we perform best. We have developed t-shirts, athleisure, technical wear, high end jackets and coats, etc. Items that we don’t develop are bridal wear and corsets.

​​​​​​Depending on the units required and our current queue, timeline from your cut date can take as little as 3-4 days to 2-4 weeks, considering that development is complete, and your styles are ready to cut.

Product development for new private brand collections will vary.  The average range from start to finish is between 3-12 months.

We do not disclose who we work with. Our Professionalism and business relies on business ethics and confidentiality. Service providers in our field who openly discuss who they work with or promote this on their site are openly disclosing a vital trade secret of their client’s fashion business.

Yes, we service both private brands (custom design collections) and private label (generic styles for branding). We do not hold stock, however, do have styles that we own, which we can cut and sew with your label.  New collections for Spring 2022 will be made available to view January 2022.

We are happy to provide our clients with information on suppliers that we have on hand and know. Should we be asked to provide research, we can package this for you.

We can work virtually without a problem.

We quote product development as a package. We do this by breaking down each step into known timeframes and combine them to provide clients with a preferred rate. We can also work by the hour, however, in our experience, clients benefit most with package rates.

Colour Alchemist Canada Inc. does work with start-up companies (companies that have not completed 2 full seasons).

Start-ups must be registered companies (this includes sole proprietors, incorporation not required).  Start-ups must also be clear as to their target market and desired projects.

Starting the end of January 2022, we will provide a more in-depth program for Start-up companies under a 1-year start-up program who are unclear as to what direction they are wanting to grow. 

This program will take start-ups from start to finish with professionals in all areas of business development.

We only take a limited number of start-ups a year. The reason being is that start ups take a considerable amount of nurturing and instruction to ensure that they succeed. 

We pride ourselves on serving our clients to the best possible capacity and have a strong value in being supportive to our clients.  Our limited intake also ensures that our current existing client community continues to be served. When selecting which companies, we wish to work with, we choose carefully.  Being a good match for each other benefits both parties in the end.

Should you wish to put yourself on the list, please fill in the new client contact information form and book your 15 minute meet and greet to see if we are a good match.

To develop a single product the average cost, ranges between $3,500-$8,000+ excluding manufacturing costs. For more details and an accurate quote, please CONTACT US.

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Colour Alchemist Canada is proud to be certified as a women business enterprise by women business enterprises Canada council (WBE Canada).

Services Offered By Colour Alchemist Canada: Fashion Business Consulting | Custom Designed Apparel | Apparel Manufacturing | Privale Label Options

Serving clients across Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Okotoks, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Airdrie, Camrose, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Alberta, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatchewan, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Vernon, Invermere, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and all of western Canada.

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