You may also want to consult the pattern makers group and the garment manufactures group at the Fashion Industry Network. You may want to also check out the pattern making books section if you want to learn more about patterns, marking, and grading.

By the way, do you know what grading means?  You may want to check the grading term in our apparel industry terms section.

  AAA Patterns & Marking Services : Pattern making, grading, marker making, and plotting services for Apparel Designers, manufacturers and cutting facilities.  They will help you develop Men's, women's, juniors, children's clothing, and uniforms, with professional design services that save you time and money.  They help with first patterns, production patterns, grading, material utilization.


fashion directory  ApparelTek LLC: With over 30 years experience in the sewn product industry and a Master's Degree in Technical Design and Patternmaking Jane Ruth has deeply honed skills to translate designs into patterns and prototypes, create tech packs and grade patterns. She has in-depth knowledge of garment construction and fit as well as performance textiles. Her specialty is in the technical sportswear market.  Address: Longmont, CO 80503 P (970) 586-7753 [email protected]

  • Pattern Making
  • Sample Making
  • Grading

  Create-A-Marker Inc.: Create-a-Marker, Inc. is one of the leading computerized grading and marking companies that serves the apparel industry with state of the art equipment and large facilities. They work with not just one system, but six  Lectra, Gerber/Micro,Optitex, PAD, Tuka and Polygon systems. They also have a Gerber cutting edge pattern cutter that can produce your patterns on oak tag quickly and efficiently. The File Formats that they currently read, write, open and support are: .PLT, .PLX/PLA, .MDL, .IBA, .PGM, .DXF, .AAMA, .HPGL,.DSN, .TUD, .TUM, .TMP.  Average turn around time provided is approximately 48 hours. The C.A.M teams of qualified garment technicians are able to consistently provide the same quality and accuracy as well as efficiency. They offer equal turn around time to their national and international as well as their local customers. You can also send your orders via phone; fax, e-mail, mail or one of their messengers will pick up your orders (if you are local). They guarantee optimum fabric utilization and cost effectiveness. They provide a copy service and storage of original markers and can also send markers via e-mail or shipped anywhere. USB Flash Drives are also available if you require them. Mini markers can be produced for your approval to ensure quality control, as well as plot-outs of any existing markers, which are stored in their large database.  Address: 254 West 35th Street, 10th Fl., NYC 10018 Phone#: 212-730-5615 Fax#: 212-730-5615 Email: [email protected]  Contact: Paul Cavazza


  Fall River Apparel : Fall Riber Apparel  uses Gerber Accumark technology to convert sample patterns into ready-to-cut markers. The markers are sent electronically to the in-house cutting machine or printed and sent to a cutting service of your choice. They can also send the data electronically if needed. They will grade patterns to customer specific size ranges and specifications. Their experienced technicians will ensure minimum use of fabric while creating industry standard markers. They will also contract with established pattern makers to create first patterns and develop technical specifications if needed.  They take pride in their attention to detail.


  Grade Mark Cut (a subdivision of The Design Principles): is a company dedicated to giving the apparel industry exceptional quality services in grading, markers, and cutting. They can grade, mark, and cut everything from swimwear, active wear to fine couture garments.  They have the capability to work with start ups to large clothing companies that want a hands on, expert eye on their first steps to preparing their garments for construction. They also offer small and large production services and can work with sample development if necessary.  They encourage emails about their company and the services they provide. They have clients from all over the country and look forward to establishing a profitable working relationship with you. Please call or email Edward Michalenko for an estimate of costs.  Address: 7O45 Golf Pointe Circle Tamarac, Florida 33321 702.234.4949 [email protected]

  • Grading & Marking Services
  • Cutting Contractor Services

  Keep It Here Garment Manufacturing (USA): Specializing in apparel manufacturing, full package, cut and sew. Also markers, grading, patterns. Specializing in women's sportswear, knits, dresses, mens, denim. Please contact KIH to get your product from start to finish on time and with quality. Based in Los Angeles.  Phone: 323-316-6476

  • Sportswear Manufacturer
  • Marker Making & Grading
  • Dress Manufacturer

  ORTU Leather: ORTU Leather is a leather contractor specializing in high end leather apparel and handbags. They offer full package leather contracting for fashion designers, artists, movie/film studios and more. It includes full package production: pattern making, grading, design consulting/development, materials sourcing, sample making, duplicate and production. Everything is done in the heart of the fashion district in Los Angeles, California, USA.  Whether your apparel production is large or small, their quality is first rate. They have all the necessary connections and their experts will help you save time and money. The same attention to details they put in finished product will help a designer land in the right showroom or high end fashion retailer, boutique owners, distributor and/or business. They advise their fashion designers to come to see them with a pattern and/or sample, sketches, photos to help speed up the process. They also offer private label for retailers, boutique owners, distributors and all businesses. Ortu Leather is also a wholesale leather supplier.   They offer production cut and sew services, leather supply as well as design consulting.

  • Leather Clothing Manufacturer
  • Pattern making
  • Grading
  • Sample making
  • USA Manufacturer

MADE IN USA (Los Angeles, CA). Address: 2818 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA. 90007 USA - Phone: (213) 765 0905 - Email: [email protected] Contact: Daniel Guien


  Pattern Grading & Marking by Andrew Gloninger : he provides a full range of pattern grading and marking services, starting with your pattern parts or CAD file, and ending with finished production markers, printed to your precise specifications and optimized for fabric utilization.


fashion directory  Point Apparel NY: Point Apparel NY provides professional pattern service, sample development and production service. Point Apparel NY offers One-stop full operation service from pattern making & sample development to production, including muslin fitting, grading and marking. Over 30 years experiences staffs and 30 sewing machine operators guarantee high quality works and on time.  Address: 242 W 38th St. 6 FL New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-840-6360 Email: [email protected]  Contact: Sue Min

  • Pattern Making (Draping)
  • Sample Making
  • Grading/Marking
  • Production

  Savvy Apparel Studio : A highly successful apparel design studio and Apparel Product Development Firm located in the United States which has been involved in the development of many apparel collections being sold at well known retailers such as Nordstrom, Macys, Costco, Walmart, and high end boutiques throughout the country. Services Include: Apparel Design, Pattern Making, Digitizing, Grading, Markers, Tech Packs, Prototypes, Final Samples, Raw Materials and Factory Sourcing, and Production Management. Contact 801-674-5651, [email protected], www.savvyapparelstudio.com

  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Design Agency
  • Marker Making & Grading
  • Sample Making
  • Factory Sourcing / Production Agency

  West End Grading (United Kingdom): West End Grading is a company on the cutting edge of clothing technology with the latest Gerber Accumark software and hardware, offering computerized grading and marker making services to the clothing industry.

We hope this helped you learn more about fabric marking and grading and where to find service providers to assist you with your project.

It is important for apparel companies to use a good grading and marker making company.  Try to keep fabric utilization down for cost savings.