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Our goal is to facilitate “best in class” product design within high-profile global companies. We specialize in working with our customers to design award-winning products, but we don’t stop there. We are also prototype builders, product developers, and master pattern drafters. We are a process driven design studio, and have evolved a system in which we combine our disciplines into a powerful design process.

We call our process “Vertical Design”

Vertical design is the connection between design and prototype development.  By linking design and development we are able to refine the development process.  Many of our “eureka” moments occur during the evolution of the prototype development phase.  Our studio is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery which allows us to quickly create working examples from design concepts.  Thus we are able to rapidly test ideas and perfect designs.  Our end products accurately reflect the parameters of the design brief, the details of the concept work and the client’s expectations.

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Prototype

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Vertical Intergration

Your brand is unique; that is why you are able to prosper in a global market.  We design within the context of your brand, design signature and corporate identity. We develop designs to a high degree of clarity, eliminating the need for manufacturing partners to translate the details of samples, patterns, specifications and BOM.  This process ensures that our factory time is spent addressing small details, saving you time and money.

Our passion for the outdoors enables us to create lasting designs that impact the industry.  Our experience and understanding of the market is evident in every product we have designed.  We look forward to working with you to create our next award-winning product!

Capabilities

With the acceleration of technologies in the manufacturing of textile products, who can keep up?  Wookey Design Studio can!  We have our fingers on the pulse!  Our state-of-the-art studio is equipped with the latest technology, enabling us to keep in step with the industry’s leading manufacturing capabilities.  And we employ cutting-edge techniques that give you the competitive edge and help you save time and money.

Hot Air Welding

Molding Press2Hot air can be used to tape seams, join layers of fabric, and laminate trim pieces to fabric. This technique creates a stitch-free look and can be waterproof. This is the primary method by which seam tape is applied to garments to make them waterproof.

RF Welding

Radio frequency welding (also known as Dielectric Sealing) is used to create water and airtight seams in polyester and PVC backed materials. A radio frequency wave is passed through a die, which focuses and directs the waves to the material to be joined, heats the fabric, bonding it with RF waves and pressure. This is the technique used to make most commercial dry bags and rubber rafts, but can also be used to attach plastic pieces and webbing to material.

Ultrasonic Welding

Similar to RF welding, ultrasonic welding joins fabric using high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations. These vibrations heat the fabric through a die. The combination of heat and pressure permanently join the layers of fabric together.

Dye sublimation

Dye sublimation (also called paper print) is a technique that can add graphic elements to fabric and is used for logos, care instructions, size information and artwork. The dye sublimation process differs from screen-printing and heat transfers by printing into the fabric rather than on it. The dye turns into a gas and becomes integrated into the fibers of the fabric, ensuring that your graphic element will never fade due to UV saturation, wear, or washing.  Dye Sublimation should be used on Polyester, only.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is used on fabric shapes that need to have the edge sealed against fraying, or when the shape is too complicated for a traditional steel rule die.  Laser cutting reduces fabric consumption, as the precision laser is able to cut pieces very close together.

Die Cutting

The die cutting process uses a steel rule die on a large hydraulic press to stamp a shape out of foam, plastic, neoprene or the like.  This allows one to cut complicated shapes out of thick materials.

Advanced Glues

Advanced glues create a welded look in situations where sewing is not applicable or possible. Glues are also used where the fabric is too fine or is not of the right composition to be used with hot air, RF or Ultrasonic techniques.

Thermal Molding

MHMMoldingFeaturedThermally molded foam creates air channels, recessed areas and comfort zones which form to the anatomical shape of ones body. The foam is laminated to fabric and heated in an oven. The composite layer is pressed with a die that shapes and cuts the foam.  The result is always impressive.  Click here to see our thermal molding gallery.

Advanced Sewing Techniques

We augment our design capabilities with decades of sewing experience. This experience informs and enhances our design process. By applying our advanced sewing techniques, Wookey Design Studio is able to create products that streamline the manufacturing process, saving you time and money in production.

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