WHAT ARE URBN’S SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS?

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The below procedure has been designed to improve speed to market, minimise sampling and reduce lead time.

Apparel fit comments will be sent via email from: ukfitmailboxuo@urbanout.com
Footwear fit comments will be sent via email from: ukfootmailboxuo@urbanout.com
Accessories fit comments will be sent via email from: ukaccmailboxuo@urbanout.com
Homeware fit comments will be sent via email from: ukhomemailboxuo@urbanout.com

DO NOT send email queries to these accounts as they are not manned.

• All products MUST arrive with identification labels / tickets including product / style name, reference code (these codes MUST remain with the product throughout its lifetime), sample type, fabric / composition and date.

• All samples MUST be sent with a paper copy of the measurement spec. Specs MUST NOT be sent via email unless requested by the technologist.

• Once a product is sealed it is sealed to cut / proceed to bulk. Do not submit REF or PP samples unless requested to do so by the technologist.

• Deliveries MUST not ex-factory until you have received production approval from Urban Outfitters.

• Graded specs to be completed by the Vendor, once the product is sealed and sent for reference to:

– Apparel: ukfitmailboxuo@urbanout.com
– Footwear: ukfootmailboxuo@urbanout.com
– Accessories: ukaccmailboxuo@urbanout.com

• Graded specs will not be ‘approved’ by Urban Outfitters however you are required to use the Urban Outfitters grade rules for bulk production.

Note: Styles that have been initiated on the existing workbooks will remain until the product is sealed. Otherwise all new fits will follow the above process.

• Apparel and Soft Accessories ‘Spec and Grade’ templates have been generated for each class and include measurement charts and grade rules. The Vendor is responsible for maintaining these by SKU.

Samples to be sent in the following sizes:

– Womenswear: Small, 27” waist or 34B
– Menswear: Medium or 32” waist
– Accessories: Small / One size
– 3x TOP (production) samples

• Footwear must follow UK grading. Last spec must be completed for all sizes. The Vendor is responsible for maintaining these by SKU.

Samples to be sent in the following sizes:

– Women’s 1000 units or less: UK 4 only
– Women’s above 1001 units: UK 4 and UK 7
– Men’s: UK 9
– 2 x TOP (production) sample
– 1 x Press sample (Women’s size 7)

• Homeware and Hard Accessories spec templates must be completed. The Vendor is responsible for maintaining these by SKU.

1x TOP (production) sample to be sent in the following products:

– Tapestries, Cushions, Throws and Storage

2x TOP (production) samples to be sent in the following products:

– Lighting, Tech and Media, Drinkware, Table Top, Candles, Novelties, Stationary, Home Accessories, Kitchen Accessories and Wall Art

1x Single Size, 1x King Size and 3 x Double Size TOP (production) samples:

– Bedding

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