SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS WITH TRANSPARENT PRICES
We want to make sustainable products at an affordable price.
The item cost can be kept down as we sell directly to you, and not through traditional retail.
Eksempel’s collection will be sold exclusively on eksempel.com. In traditional retail the price of a garment is marked up several times. First by the design brand and then by the retail store, meaning the cost price would be marked up 6 to 8 times.
The costly sustainable materials increase the production costs and in order to make great and non-toxic clothes the retail store was cut out.
And we also want to show you what the prices cover.
Therefore each item/product will have a “Price Breakdown” Picture, showing what each part in the products cost is.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN
Fabrics are the material(s) the item is made of. Like silk, cotton, wool, yarn etc. Both main fabric and lining.
Trimmings cover things like zippers, buttons, velcro, ribbons, carelabels etc. Basically all details besides the main fabric.
Cutting is the actual cutting of fabric into smaller pieces to sew the item from.
Producing covers assembling the pieces, like sewing or knitting.
Pattern work. To make garment you need a base-pattern, a recipe to follow including measurements for all the pieces. To make different sizes this pattern is either up or down graded.
Packing. Ironing, folding, labeling and packing in boxes ready for shipping.
Transport. Fabrics and trimmings are sent from different places, mainly Europe, to the production sites in either Portugal or Lithuania. And then to Eksempels warehouse.
VAT is the Danish VAT; 25% included in the price.
Base Price is the sum of the above.
Your Retail Price (in the example a 40,76 EUR difference from the base price) is covering all of EKSEMPEL´s expenses. Things like utilities, designing, pattern development, sourcing materials, prototyping, maintaining the webshop, food for the crew and similar needs to run a company like this.
Traditional Retail Price. The price for the garment, if it was sold as a traditional set-up, meaning Eksempel selling wholesale to stores, this would cover the expenses of running a(physical) shop. In traditional retail the price of a garment is marked up several times. First by the design brand then by the retail store, meaning the cost price would be marked up 6 to 8 times.
THE JOURNEY OF A GARMENT
From idea to finished garment
The garment goes through many steps before ending as a finished garment. See the different steps when designing and producing a garment.
See the journey here.