Otherworld is a VR experience with 8 locations endorsed by the likes of Adele, Skepta, KSI and Jonathan Ross. They required a replicable and scalable solution inline with their global expansion for unique workwear and that's where we came in.
Otherworld is a VR experience with 8 locations worldwide including London, Miami, Austin and Birmingham. They approached us to bring the concept of their unique workwear to life.
Their requirement was to find a supplier who'd be able to assist with the initial specification and ensure what they'd already produced with a local studio could be replicated at a much larger scale and could be fulfilled throughout their locations.
This project had a focus on taking what had already been done, but improving it to ensure a longer-lasting product. Therefore, the emphasis was on us to source the appropriate fabrics, conduct abrasion tests and then sampling to create a product with a long life cycle.
Technical Product Design
Grading Sizes / Patterns
Supply Chain Management
Deliver Structured Technical Packs
Ensure Correct Grading Across Sizings
Conduct Independent Fabric Lab Tests
Source Trims, Hardware & Packaging
Creating a scalable solution
They'd previously had patterns created and samples manufactured by a designer and seamstress, but required a scalable solution as they expand into global regions. We first assisted with taking the pre-digitised patterns and working backwards to build an in depth specification (tech pack) so all required details were formatted in a clear and concise manner for scalable production.
We then took their paper patterns and digitising these into Gerber, which we could then distribute to our garment tech team to asses material usage and provide an accurate price per unit for the client, based on the quantities.
Sourcing the best fabrics
Once this was approved, we began working alongside the mills to source an appropriate fabric - the requirement was something mid-weight that was durable and long lasting; i.e. a fabric that could be used in different climates.
From there, we have began manufacturing samples and are planning to push the bulk production of these, on regular repeat orders in Q1 2023.
We turned a basic sample into a specification for the client, ensuring the hard work spent on the samples was both scalable and replicable.
Key achievements included:
- Building out a graded size chart and graded patterns from the base sample supplied
- Plans to sample, then build out repeat orders on a quarterly bases
- International distribution channels established for bulk production in Q1 to align with the companies international growth plan