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We are redefining bras for larger cup sizes through an engineered, patent-pending support system.
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Manufacturing Update from China

Posted by Trusst Lingerie (Creator)
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Ni Hao! Our co-founder and Chief Product Officer Laura West recently returned home from China, where she was busy finalizing details for production of our first batch of bras. These are exciting times, and we are thrilled to be able to share some important updates from Laura’s trip.

Cups

First up on Laura’s checklist was overseeing the cup molding process. Since our cups contain the patent pending Trusst support system, this step needed some extra TLC. Before hitting go on production of the cups, the factory provided a full size run for  approval. The photos above show our cups in several sizes, looking pretty and ready for assembly. The gray fabric featured on the cups is antimicrobial and has wicking properties. This means your breasts will feel not only supported but also cool.

Cut & Sew

After Laura signed off on the cups, the factory began assembly on samples for each of our three styles. Throughout the process, each piece of the bra is measured to ensure it meets the exact specifications provided by our team. This strict adherence to these measurements ensures a consistent fit across sizes and styles. The cut and sew factory we’ve been working with is an exceptional facility and well organized between their sampling room, cutting room and production floor. 

The sampling begins in the pattern room, where the team of skilled pattern makers address the tech pack and sample we provided to create an initial paper pattern. Once they’ve finessed the pattern, it is then handed to the production team that separates the construction into step by step processes to maximize efficiency. And for our Jessica bra, it’s all in the details. In the photos above you can see the factory workers positioning pattern pieces on the lace. Proper positioning can mean less waste, and of course, a prettier bra.

Recap

Laura had a great time in China and especially enjoyed seeing the craftsmen bring Trusst’s prototypes to life on a large scale. (Check out the Trusst blog for a Q&A with Laura on her experiences abroad.) Our next step will be getting a full size run of samples from the factory to test-fit on real women. We want to make sure our sizing is spot-on.

It has been a long journey, but we are getting very close to the finish line! We can’t thank all of you enough for your continued support and patience as we work toward building you a better, more supportive bra.

Sincerely, The Trusst Team

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    1. Dee David on

      Good Day; I was hoping that we could get another update on the project and manufacturing status. Thank you.

    2. Trusst Lingerie Creator on

      Hello Sylvia Schaffarczyk - Thank you for your very thoughtful question. Choosing ethical factories was something that was very important in our decision making process. The factories that we are using treat their employees very fairly and provide them with a fair rate of pay. When visiting the factories, we saw happy employees, working in open, airy factories. There is also a badminton court so employees can get some exercise and take a break during the work day.
      We hope this answers your questions, and we would be happy to answer any follow-up questions you have.
      -The Trusst Team

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      Sylvia Schaffarczyk on

      It's great to see things are coming together nicely. Would you care to comment on the approach of the factories you're working with? Are they ethical, and are all the staff doing the work on your bras treated well and fairly paid? For.many consumers this is an important consideration in investing money into your brand through purchasing your products.

    4. Dee David on

      Thanks for the GREAT update. Everything looks amazing. I am looking forward to receiving my bra.