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The create service offers the complete product creation support enabling the creation of footwear from a singular model to full multi style footwear programs. Working directly with the brand and our production partners we manage and drive the project through the various stages of the complex footwear creation process.
Each project is kicked off at the ideation phase where we work directly with the brand on concepts and initial designs for the project before moving through the development and production stages with our production partners. Below you can read in detail the stages of the footwear creation process and our work flow.
Each project begins with the ideation phase, triggered by delivery of the Creative Direction from the client. Areté then manages the kick off of the project through initial concept generation to tech pack creation.
Tech Pack Content:
Once the design is approved by the brand then we can move through the development stage. During the sample development stage the design, function and manufacturability of the upper and tooling (sole) for the shoe is fine tuned.
Once the development sample has been confirmed ready for production Areté works closely with our manufacturing partners managing the project through the stages of production readiness.
The final phase is production and shipment of the product.