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How to place an order in Ready Styles

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The journey to designing a great swimsuit or an activewear design shouldn’t be a directionless conversation with a manufacturer that’ll leave you wanting to rip your hair (we’ve been there, too).

No, the journey, albeit technical, should be as convenient and customizable as you want. That premise applies even if you have 10 years of experience in design and manufacturing or just 10 days.

Runway Kit is geared for every creator, designer, swimwear-aficionado, activewear-hoarder (the good type!) and everyone else in between. As such, our packages have been curated to fit every budget, every level of experience, desired customizable freedom and lastly, the quickest way to get your product from design to market.

With three comprehensive style packages to choose from, your decision for swimsuit and activewear manufacturing really comes down to how much involvement you want in the entire process.

To help you navigate between the swim and activewear design packages and take a deep dive into each, we’ve created a three-part series hammering every detail about each package so you are equipped to make the most informed decision.

With that said, here’s everything you need to know about our primary package: the Ready Styles.

 

Brief overview

The Ready Styles package has been designed after extensive research marrying decades of data, trends and technical information of the industry. The package offers:

  • A collection of 100+ swimwear and activewear styles and silhouettes, in trend for the coming seasons to choose from
  • Freedom to customize swimsuit and activewear fabrics from the given range (including sustainable options) including colors, prints and logo of choice
  • A physical sample of the finalized style including all customized additions made to it
  • All the technical specifications, color cards and measurement sheets to proceed to the bulk manufacturing stage. You have the option to bulk manufacture with Runway Kit hassle-free through the platform
  • Package cost is tagged at $299

Best for entrepreneurs wanting to start or add to their own swim or activewear line without a design background, Print Designers looking to apply prints on pre-cut styles, Digital E-Com Brands and Fast Fashion Retailers.

 

How to access the Ready Styles package

If you’ve decided to go with the Ready Styles package, get everything into gear with our how-to guide. We are a team of experienced designers, active and swim manufacturers and hard workers so, no matter, where you get stuck (be that six feet under clothing samples and style boards), we’re here to help you get everything back on track.

Head over to the Contact us page and get in touch.

 

Step 01

Log into Runway Kit and scroll down to the Packages & Pricing section. Alternatively, shave off a couple of seconds and click here to get you there.

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Step 02

Click on the Ready Styles package.

 

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You can also directly the go to our dedicated Ready Styles page in the website and click on “Start Now”. This page is accessible by clicking on “Start Collection” in the main menu as well.

 

Step 03

You will be asked to either log in to a pre-existing account or make a new account if you’re new. If you don’t have an account on Runway Kit, simply make a new one by signing up either via your email address or simply sign up via your Facebook or Google account.

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Don’t worry, your privacy matters, we don’t share any information. Understand what this entails in our privacy policy and terms of service.

 

 

Step 04

Once you sign up (or login) you will be taken to a personal dashboard where your account sits. This is also accessible by clicking on the My Account tab on the top right corner of the website.

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Step 05

Access your Ready Styles package from the dashboard by clicking on the “Create New Style” button.

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This will take you on an easy-to-navigate process all the way from selecting the category (i.e. activewear or swimwear), style (i.e. once piece or two-piece) and finish with the checkout page. A summary of your selections including links to connect with a technical team if you need more assistance will also be shared [1,2,3].

 

How to place a Ready Styles order

In this section, we’ve got some more screen-grabs to help you navigate our 5 step process to customize your chosen styles. It is quite simple and straightforward. Let’s take a look.

 

Step 06

Start with creating a new design from the category options listed. Click “Next” when you’re ready to proceed.

screenshot of starting window of a new style in ready styles

 

Step 07

Choose the silhouette design of preference. The progress bar at the bottom indicates where you are in the entire process, from start to finish.

 

screenshot of selecting silhouettes in ready styles

 

Step 08

Once you choose your silhouette, you will be presented with all the specifications including any finishes, lining, etc.

screenshot of silhouette details in ready styles

 

Step 09

Once you’re satisfied with the silhouette, choose the fabric. Each option comes with a comprehensive description including the fabric makeup. You need to pick the body fabric as well as the liner fabric.

 

screenshot of fabric selection screen in ready styles

 

Step 10

Choose your preferred fabric colors and prints (for the body and lining separately). If you are uploading a custom print, at this stage simply click on the “Custom Print” tab and upload an image file (i.e. JPeg, PNG etc.) of your print.

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Upon making the payment, you will be required to share the artwork file (i.e. AI or PSD) with the manufacturing team through the dashboard. We support both placement and all over printing.

 

Step 11

Once you’ve chosen your silhouette, fabric, colors and prints, explore the entire piece through a 3D previewing to get an understanding for the look and feel.

 

Step 12

The next step will give you the option to add in your logo and place it exactly where you wish [3]

screenshot of logo application screen in ready styles

 

Step 13

The next step will present a summary of your swim or activewear order so you can double-check any specifics before you proceed to checkout.

screenshot of order summary page in ready styles

 

When you’re happy, simply select “Done” and you will be directed to the checkout page.

 

Step 14

Once you complete your checkout process and place your order, you will be directed to a landing page that’ll give you a summary of the entire order.

If you have questions, click on the “Messages” icon to get in touch with our team of experts.

If you wish to start on another design, click “Create New Style” and follow the same steps as described above.

 

 

[1] As the sample you receive is designed from the fabric colors available, the colors provided are exclusive to it. However, if you wish to proceed with bulk manufacturing, Runway Kit will source any color you desire depending on availability, MCQs and MOQs of the supplier. If not the closest matching options will be provided for you to choose from.

[2] At this stage, you will also be provided with a per-piece cost for 100 garments if its swimwear and 300 garments if its activewear, if you wish to manufacture with us. However, do keep in mind that if you want a custom print, the price will not reflect that at this stage.

[3] You don’t have to be accurate in where you place the logo (i.e. down to the centimeters). This is simply to give you a rough idea of how the placement will look like. You can discuss the specifics with your manufacturing team.

 


We also have similar step by step guides for the Custom Styles (previously Sample Making) and Manufacturing package as well.

Runway Kit offers fashion designers and entrepreneurs the option to design, sample and manufacture in smaller, flexible quantities – all at start-up friendly, transparent costs.

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