After summarizing for you the A&A patrons history in this article. We thought it was interesting to tell you more about our small team today and our daily work.
If you followed the previous article, you already know a little about our team because it is simple, we are three and moreover from the same family! :
Nadine, the founder of A&A Patrons, Yannick the webmaster and Nadine's husband who joined her in the adventure few years ago and Amandine, the new recruit, originally founder of the Aléfil boutique in Paris and incidentally daughter of Nadine and Yannick.
To help you to understand who is doing what, we propose you with this diagram:
As you can see, we have two key and compatible activities in our company:
- The design office fashion and pattern making for clothing industry
- The Online Haberdashery with all the management (inventory, supplier orders) and communication that this implies.
Not to mention the A&A Patrons side and historic activity:
- training. Because, for 17 years, Nadine was trainer in styling and pattern making and Amandine continues today her knitting, crochet and sewing workshops in Nantes.
All that to explain you our complementary skills, our knowledge and our activities illustrated in the following diagram:
> The fashion design-pattern making allows us to know all the assembly techniques and allows us to look for the particular notions and sometimes techniques that we can then offer to our clients within the online haberdashery (eg for sleeve head strip, the Japanese rule, fusible interlining, horsehair band, etc.).
Our pattern making activity also helps us being familiar with products from our haberdashery: fabrics, buttons, ties, wool, threads, technical tools, because we use them daily!
> Conversely, all our knowledge in haberdashery, fabrics and suppliers allows us to offer our design office customers, the appropriate elements to carry out their clothes collection through our sourcing capacities.
> Our training expertise, allows us to bring advices to you, online haberdashery customers. In order to provide clear and precise description to each product posted.
We now invite you to enter our premises, discover the mix of our business design office and haberdashery! Here to see all images.
On our great desks we draw the papers patterns. After many validation steps (canvas, prototype, etc), the pattern will be printed on this great special printer, or sent directly as a file to the clothing factory.
Discover all our fabrics ranges, cotton, silk, organic fabrics, etc.
The sewing threads are presented in old jam jars, to more quickly find the colors!