Turn your idea into a prototype.

The sampling process is a fundamental passage between design and scale production. Its purpose is to perfect the artistic idea that you have and to ensure that we put at your disposal our know-how and the most advanced technical resources available. From sketch to prototype, by way of paper pattern, this crucial step also has the vital role to keep an optimum quality level in order to attract buyers, who will purchase your collections only if really satisfied by samples.

Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, bringing your ideas to life in the form of a tangible product is one of the most delicate parts of the pre-production process. Many start-up designers underestimate the number of samples it takes until you end up with a product sample that is “perfect”.

Our years of experience will be at your service to support your creativity


Offer a wide variety of paper patterns to be purchased directly online and slightly customizable to fit your needs.


Provide all the benefits of a completely tailor-made sampling service by remote. Each step of the evolution of your collection will be constantly reported through digital meetings.


Exlpore Cipriani headquarter to discuss each detail of your clothes face-to-face with pattern-makers. It’s a fascinating experience for receiving full support on your project.

  • Paper cutting: creating the paper parts of the item for building a pattern similar to the final article

  • Initial sampling: building the first prototype using the final fabric or a very similar one

  • Fitting: testing the prototype worn by a model in order to remove every flaw and obtain the perfect fit
  • Pre-production sampling: making a sample in the light of fitting sessions to be accepted by the brand
  • Production sampling: creating enough copies of the final sampling collection to be ordered by buyers
  • Product storytelling: we can film all the steps and create amazing product storytelling of your collection

We offer the services to put your brand on the road to success.

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You can send us your sketch based on the purchased paper pattern. During the brief we will consider every technical detail.
There are at least 4 briefs throughout the process. In addition to these, feel free to contact us when you prefer and we will do the same in case of any doubt.

It includes a 2 days complete consultation in our headquarters in Florence. You will have the possibility to look at our archive, touch the materials and talk to our team about each aspect of your project.

The average time for producing samples is 3/4 weeks. In case of specific needs contact us and we will do our best to satisfy you.

Not at the moment, but we’re already planning to provide some courses. Send us your request, no strings attached, and we will keep you posted.

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