Design and Production Consulting Update & Rates


I am happy to do consulting projects for start-up fashion brands. The first 30-minute call is FREE, that way we can touch base to see if the project is the right fit for Sauvage Private Label LLC.

After that, the consulting enters into my normal fee schedule.  For consulting there is a 4-hour minimum and the rate is $150 an hour for in person or Skype.

If I have to travel to the meeting, the first hour of travel time is not charged for, however, if the travel time is over one hour to meet you, the travel time will be charged at $100 per hour.  If the client wants me to go to their offices out of state then they will have to pay for the travel expenses.

For handbag design, my rates are by the project, but for the past 10 years, I have been charging approximately $500 per original bag design including specs and sketches that are factory ready. That includes up to 3 major changes to the design, if it goes beyond that then there will be a small charge for the extra time.  I have a full working studio here in San Diego with swatches and hardware. I also have connections with over 10 factories in Asia and numerous material suppliers. I have been doing handbag design since about 2001.  For design, there is a 4 piece collection minimum, no exceptions.

If you work with me you have access to all the factory and supplier connections.

Kindly note: I do not do any design or consulting work free of charge beyond the initial consultation.

Thank you,

Tara Sauvage

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