From concept to consumer.

We are a full-service design, development, and sourcing agency, bringing success to apparel brands worldwide.

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Who we are

Located in the heart of America’s Midwest, The Apparel Agency’s team is comprised of industry professionals from creative and technical designers, to pattern makers, sample makers, and sourcing managers, working together to ensure your production success. With over 5,000 square feet of pure creativity – we invite you to join our team and become one of our brand partners as we get you factory-ready.

What we do

We provide professional design, development, and sourcing services to apparel and soft goods accessories companies. Our team includes individuals with a wide range of apparel backgrounds, having worked for large and small brands alike. Each team member contributing to combined decades of industry experience that’s paired with a global network of industry resources.

How we do it.

Concept Development

The first step to building an amazing brand is defining your concept. Through market and trend research, your vision comes to life with color, print, and textile direction, and an organized style assortment plan.


Fabric & Trim Sourcing

The success of your brand hinges on using the right fabrications, trims, and finishes. By accessing suppliers from around the globe, we curate the perfect combination of resources to differentiate your brand from the others.


Design Development

Each element of your design must have the right specifications. Your ideas are never left open to interpretation when you work with TAA’s expert design development team. We deliver professional designs, tech packs, and patterns so your suppliers and factories can get it right.


Sampling & Refinement

This step cannot be skipped. Throughout the process of building your brand, sampling and refinement is a must! From fit samples to pre-production and market samples, perfecting your fit and finish is the backbone of every brand’s success.


Production Planning

Are you ready to produce your line? The last step in the development process is preparing for production, and the factory is only one piece of the puzzle. We help create the right plan for your production so you can build trustworthy relationships with the factories.