* Update as of January 2019:MakersValley has discontinued Be Inspired, but you will still be able to use white label factory design samples as the basis for your design listing thanks to the MakersValley Factory Design Catalog. Learn more here.
MakersValley Be Inspired projects have streamlined the jean manufacturing process to help you discover a high quality factory that can create a unique pair of denim jeans. It's easy, and the best part is, you can make your jeans in just 5 easy steps.
Check it out! And don’t worry, if you get stuck on your project, your MakersValley Account Manager will be on standby to answer all your questions and help you through each step of creating your private label jeans.
Step 1. Create your Be Inspired project and get matched to a jeans factory
A Be Inspired project lets you browse (for free!) thousands of white label samples in the Be Inspired Catalog, uploaded by our network of 150+ Italian manufacturers.
What is white label? White label samples are established products 100% Made in Italy that have already sold to brands worldwide. With MakersValley, our manufacturers make them available to you.
Each denim jeans sample you see has a number of customizations available from the jeans factory. You'll be able to customize the jeans in step 2, but first we want to send you a sample to make sure that you have a chance to study and review the product first.
Select and order any white label denim jean samples that catch your eye. To submit your order, you’ll need a MakersValley membership plan.
Once you’ve signed up to the plan that works best for you, click Submit For Review on your project, and shortly after you’ll receive an invoice for your Be Inspired samples from your Account Manager.
Once you pay the invoice, your Be Inspired Samples will ship to you at the mailing address in your profile.
Step 2. Tell your jeans factory your customizations, add your brand label
Once you receive your Be Inspired denim jeans sample, log into your account and complete the easy feedback questionnaire. Here's where you can make customizations to the product. Generally, the jeans factory will allow you to customize the jean length (longer/shorter); add/remove pockets, add belt loops, and change the color of the lining inside the pocket, as shown below.
Once your project is matched to a jeans factory, they'll start making your first garment sample with all of the customizations. Once that's ready to go, your Account Manager will invoice you for shipping.
When you receive your first jeans sample in the mail, give us your feedback on the Platform. Did it come out to your liking?
Use the Platform to either approve or reject the sample.
Love your jeans sample the way it is?
Fantastic! Once you've approved your prototype, we’ll send you the production invoice + estimated shipping & customs invoice.
Not 100% satisfied?
We’ll get you a quote for your second jeans sample, with the changes you requested. You’ll need to write your modifications to the 1st sample in your Bring to Life project and let your Account Manager know about it.
Step 5. Start your first production run with your jeans factory
Congrats – you’re at the final step! Watch as your factory brings your dream jeans to life, then, receive your production order at your door, and start selling.
Now you'll have something really special to tempt customers: a pair of 100% Made in Italy jeans with your brand label on them.
Log back into your account anytime, and tell us when you’d like to repeat your denim jeans in different colors, different styles, or in the original design (trust us, you’ll sell out fast!).
NOTE: Production orders typically ship out six weeks after the factory receives your approved sample back in Italy and we confirm your production payment. Your Account Manager will keep this process easy by handling all the logistics to get your production order from Italy to you.
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