Since 2004 The Sauce has been creating custom made accessories, apparel and promotional merchandise within the youth culture, action sports and street fashion markets. We have developed thousands of custom made products for hundreds of clients around the globe and oversee your development from concept through to completion.
Our passionate team has a combined industry experience of 20 years with backgrounds in sourcing, product design, marketing, sales and a love for fashion, art and music. We have a proven ability to develop, manufacture and deliver custom made products that build your brand. The Sauce are able to offer a full design and supply service for private label manufacturing from designs and tech packs through to sampling, production and delivery.
We strongly believe that the quality and design of merchandise directly influences a customers perception of your brand. Our business relationships are built on trust and our integrity to your brand. Our high standard of quality ensures your brands integrity.
Once we have been briefed on your requirements we manage the entire process from sampling through to production and delivery. We present current on trend silhouettes, swatches, treatments and trims to streamline production lead times. We work with you closely through each stage, involve you in approvals of pre-production sampling and keep you up to date with time lines. We make sure you receive a unique and creative experience to suit your brands product needs and budgets, saving you valuable time and operating costs.
Our experience and expertise ensures your competitiveness. We constantly review and strengthen our existing supplier relationships and source & develop new ones. Different suppliers specialise in different products and services; these are points which are identified by The Sauce. Our Hong Kong office maintains strong ongoing relationships with our suppliers which ensures we remain competitive in all manner of product.
We understand the importance of reliability both in terms of quality control and speed to market. Our production department can arrange to develop all retail trim requirements including swing tags, bar coding and special packaging requirements to assist with in-store merchandising and display.
The team at The Sauce Suppliers strongly opposes the act of child labour. Our sourcing division makes every effort to ensure that all factories contracted within our supply chain hold current compliance certifications and comply with our high level of moral values and human rights code of conduct.
EVENT & PROMOTIONAL MERCHANDISE
The Sauce has worked with creative teams to develop merchandise for bands and festivals, GWP AND WIS concepts for FMCG’s from beer drinking games, electric guitars, BBQ’s and waterproof yacht racing accessories and have delivered to over 15 destinations across the globe. We have the capabilities to source, design and develop custom merchandise based on client briefs and specifications.
ACCESSORY & APPAREL DEVELOPMENT
We work with many leading international brands and retailers together with emerging and start up independent labels to develop unique custom made headwear, accessories and apparel lines. The Sauce can work closely with our clients to develop a fully customized private label apparel and accessory range, stand alone item or gift pack.
OUR CLIENTS…… (VIP)
Influential brands become The Sauce Suppliers clients because of the need to incorporate a trusted and reliable manufacturer into their vendor mix, they need to trust aggressive delivery dates will be achieved. The Sauce currently work with a global client base of 250+ both within and outside of the action sports and lifestyle industries.
Over the last 14 years The Sauce has been helping our clients design, develop, produce and deliver the highest quality accessories, apparel and merchandise. The Sauce understands that trust, communication, quality and respect are the foundation that a trusted supplier/client relationship is built upon.
We’re passionate about our products and providing fantastic service to our clients, we become part of your production team while we’re developing your product. We genuinely care about the products we deliver, that your branding is perfect and they are delivered on time. It really is all about you, we want you to be happy so you come back to us time and time again.
SMU ORDERS (100% custom made)
With increasing demand for ‘fast fashion’ retailers are commanding brands to convert the latest runway trends into retail ranges within a 6 week period. When your brand needs quick turn around on SMU orders The Sauce can make this happen.
PRICING STRUCTURE (LAST BUT NOT LEAST)
Our products are customised based on your brief and we negotiate pricing individually. We can work back from target spend ensuring margins and budget requirements are met. Our ‘promotional division’ can work with you on those price sensitive projects without sacrificing quality. The Sauce are factory direct on every level, we have built solid relationships with our factories over the past 15 years and our bulk buying power enables us to offer a pricing structure that is competitive to dealing directly with Asian based manufactures.
WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY AND INDICATIVE PRICING?
The minimum order quantity on our custom headwear program generally starts from 200 – 300 units, we can be flexible with these minimums however pricing will increase for lower volume. Pricing for our custom made headwear based on 300 units per style/colour ranges from approximately USD3.99 - $7.49ea, ex China factory. Please contact our sales team to assist with shipping and freight inclusive quotations.
Minimums on our custom bag and wallet program start from 300 units per style / colour.
Minimums on socks and towels is 500 units/pairs per style / colour.
Metal products such as keyrings and bottle openers are 500 units.
Please email The Sauce for minimums on additional products and pricing structure.
DO YOU PROVIDE SAMPLES?
Once we receive your designs / templates we will submit quotations for your review. Upon acceptance of quotes we can proceed with approval samples based on your custom design. Approval samples cost between $90.00 - $120, this charge includes all artwork set-ups to produce your sample together with freight costs. Samples usually take between 3-4 weeks once all details are confirmed and sample charges have been remitted.
CAN THE SAUCE ASSIST WITH THE DESIGN OF MY PRODUCT?
You can download templates from our website to complete. If you require additional assistance our development team can assist to mock up your designs, additional fees apply for our development department to draw up custom designs.
WHAT LEVEL OF CUSTOMIZATION CAN THE SAUCE PRODUCE?
All elements can be customized such as internal labels & taping, closures, hardware, silhouettes, fits and embellishments. Occasionally there are minimums on trims and details that need to be met. The Sauce can also provide custom made swing tags and barcodes so your product is delivered retail ready.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAD TIMES FOR SAMPLING AND PRODUCTION?
Sampling generally takes between 3 -5 weeks depending on the detail of your product. Production takes between 5 – 8 weeks from sample approval. Production lead times can vary due to peak seasons and Chinese New Year (February). If you require expedited delivery for an event or deadline please let us know so we can access current production schedules. We will always do our best to meet required delivery dates.
CAN THE SAUCE ASSIST WITH SHIPPING OF GOODS GLOBALLY?
Yes, please speak with our sales team to obtain global shipping quotes.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT TERMS?
Sample and set-up charges must be paid in full prior to commencement of your custom samples. Bulk production requires 50% deposit to start with the balance due prior to shipping.
How We Work
"Quick note to say a massive THANK YOU for all your help organising the fedoras.
They were an absolute smash at the event – definitely the hottest item around – so no doubt we will be in touch again for the next big event we do. Though this time we’ll aim to give you a little more notice! "
Thanks again.... Sophie Gatward – Triple M