Our NY team of 30 designers shop globally staying abreast of information that drives the fast pace of fashion. From runway, to retail, street style, trade shows, up-trending markets, new travel destinations, current events and pop culture we curate our inspiration from many resources.
We also have access to the industry’s premiere trend and color services that provide valuable information seasons well in advance.
With our wide customer base ranging from ladies, junior, men’s, contemporary, and children’s apparel–we have a network of some the best market intelligence detailing up to the minute trend and sales analysis.
Our innovative design and merchandising teams work collaboratively with our customers to bring their design vision to reality. With our full range of design expertise we can assist clients in creating the framework of a new brand or enhancing their vision of an existing brand. Our goal is to offer a full array of tools that incorporate design as well as merchandising materials, look-books, digital presentations, and marketing materials that provide a seamless experience from our customers’ initial vision to the final distribution channels of product.
Starting from the design team’s creation of concept boards & sketches, to fabric, yarn and trim sourcing and including an in-house graphics team with the ability to develop artwork catering to specific needs we can initiate the vision. From there our team of technical design will create specification packages that go directly to our factories for sampling and will follow up every step of the way through detailed factory communication to get all of the important details from color, to fabric hand, and just the right fit approved.
KBL Group works efficiently & effectively within our global network of manufacturing facilities, with superior quality always the ultimate goal, to satisfy both our customers, and our end users.
We have veteran production teams in China, Hong Kong & New York, always ready to travel to find new factories, source new materials & supervise current production.
Our sweater factory owns over 1500 Stoll knitting machines, far outpacing any other sweater manufacturers.
We produce cut/sew knits, wovens & sweaters for all classifications: Ladies, Mens, Juniors, Contemporary & Childrens in all product categories, giving us the ability to take what design creates aesthetically & produce entire collections and brands with a fully cohesive presentation.
Our integrated supply chain team works collaboratively from NY to China to Hong Kong to LA to ensure all details are followed with precision from sourcing to manufacturing, order entry, fittings, inspections & shipping. We provide state of the art EDI, UPC, ASN, UCC labels, Quick Response, etc through our sophisticated IT departments at every location.
KBL is taking an aggressive stance to work with our partners to establish “SPEED TO MARKET” programs. We keep core yarns & fabrics “on the shelf” ready to turn quickly for re-orders on best sellers. We have established “chase” programs with our key partners, where we develop unit & dollar plans and keep yarn & fabric at the ready, to utilize as needed to keep fixtures full, capitalizing on sales trends. We can turn on these “chase” programs with minimal leadtimes of 35 days + shipping. Our partners have experienced substantial growth through this program, and also helps them to stay trend right.